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The Birds in the Hills Festival is back! And just in time for Mother's Day Weekend! Join us for this family friendly celebration of birds.

About this event

From Prothonotary Warblers to Owls to Blue Herons, the Birds in the Hills Festival has something for every birder this year. We're offering a variety of ticket options, and if you order your tickets on or before March 20, you'll automatically get our Early Bird Discount!

Tickets are free for children under 5 (use promo code KidsFree) and children 5-13 get a 50% discount on tickets (use the promo code Kids).

Festival Schedule

An extraordinary collection of birding related products will be up for bid during the Silent Auction 

Saturday

Sunday

If you would like to work/barter at the festival in exchange for entrance – or if you have any questions about Birds in the Hills – please contact Madison at madison@ruralaction.org.

Friday Night

  • 5-5:30 p.m. – Check in and Tent Set Up

  • 6-8 p.m. – Bird Skulls presentation for kids

  • 6-7 p.m. – Birding Ohio's Bikeways by Lynn Holtzman

  • 7-8 p.m. – Birding in Hocking County by John Watts

  • 8-9 p.m. – Live Owl Presentation by Ohio Bird Sanctuary

  • 6:30-7:30 a.m. – Waking up with Nature

  • 7-11 a.m. – Bird Banding

  • 8-9 a.m. – Breakfast in Dining Hall

  • 9:30-10 a.m. – ID birds at Camp bird feeder

  • 10-11 a.m. – Eagle eye

  • 10 a.m. - Noon – Nature Writting

  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Birding Habitat and Wild Edibles Guided Hike

  • 11 a.m.-noon – Hike to Councilor Cave

  • 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Lunch at Dining Hall

  • 6:30-7:30 a.m. – Dawn Chorus Bird Walk with Miranda Cain

  • 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. – All day Birding Outing with Joe Brehm

  • 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. – All Day Warbler Extravaganza

  • 8 a.m.-9 a.m. – Breakfast in Dining Hall

  • 9:30 a.m.-noon – Birding from breakfast to lunch: A guided bird walk with Heather Aubke

  • 10-12:30 a.m. – Build a Birds Nest

  • 10:30-11 a.m. – Cowbirds and warblers

  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Kite Flying and Paper Airplane Building

  • 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Lunch in Dining Hall

  • 2-5 p.m. – Hike to Split Rocks and Pine Creek in search of mud puppies

  • 2-3 p.m. - Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery

  • 4-5 p.m. - Windmill Challenge

  • 4-5 p.m. – Yoga Outside by Dining Hall

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Dinner in Dining Hall

  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Open Mic by WITH 

  • 8:30-10:30 p.m. – Live Music