Spring Bird Migrations

Throughout North America, signs of spring fill up the skies in flight.  Birds of every shape, size and color have lifted off from their winter havens to migrate south for the spring.  Each year, you can almost predict the first day of spring by watching the birds. This is a great time of year for avid bird watchers.

Many people decide to travel to some of the more popular birding spots to witness the migration.  For travelers who have the benefit of traveling by motor home, travel trailer or fifth wheel, the opportunities are limitless. Before heading out to any of the great bird watching locations or taking advantage of some of the bird watching festivals, make sure that your recreational vehicle is in tip top shape.

The Biggest Birding Week in America is a festival in Oregon, Ohio.  The festival runs from May 6 to 15. With everything from workshops to field trips, this is the place for some to meet other bird watchers and get a great view as the birds migrate through the area.

If you’re ready to take the recreational vehicle or fifth wheel up to Canada, make sure to check out the “Festival of Birds” at Point Pelee National Park in Leamington, Ontario.  This is a place where bird watchers from all over North America meet and it runs from May 1 to May 19th. You can get involved in a large variety of bird watching programs and there are several campground that are perfect for your RV or fifth wheel.

Detroit Lakes, MN is a migratory hot spot and great for bird watching.  From May 15 to 18th you can visit the 17th annual Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds.  Last year, nearly 200 different species were counted including Ruddy Duck, Blue-Grey Gnat catcher, Rough legged Hawk and Black eyed Woodpecker. There are many exhibits, book signings and field trips.

The 11th annual Down East Spring Birding Festival is a great bird watching experience during the spring migration.  The Festival takes place in Trescott Township, ME.  You can enjoy the beauty of Maine’s Cobscook Bay area where the bird watching is phenomenal due to the varied landscape.  Over 400 of Maine bird species have been sighted in this area. The festival runs from May 23rd to May 26th.

From May 30th to June 1st, the Klamath Bird Observatory hosts the Mountain Bird Festival in Ashland, Oregon.  The Festival offers trips and educational programs.  It is a bird watching dream where you can see Mountain Quail, Sandhill Cranes, Williamson’s Sapsucker and Green tailed Towhee.  Oregon is a beautiful state and viewing the scenery from your RV is delightful.

In Paul Smiths, NY, you can enjoy the Great Adirondack Birding Celebration form June 6th to 8th. This is a great celebration of birds for bird watchers and it is the longest running birding festival in the north east.  It is hosted at the Paul Smiths College Visitor Interpretive Center.

Before heading out for any of these wonderful bird watching events to catch the North American spring migration, you should consider getting RV-specific roadside assistance.  Coach-Net has been a trusted name in the RV industry for over 25 years.  Their mission is to provide you with exceptional service and support to make your RV, travel trailer or fifth wheel ownership more enjoyable.  The last thing you need is to be stuck or broken down on your way to a great birding event.  Make sure to travel safely and with confidence and consider a Coach-Net membership.