Birds in the Hills Festival

Birds in the Hills Festival
May 5 – 7, 2017
Join Rural Action and Camp Oty’Okwa for our family-friendly Birds in the Hills Festival at Camp Oty’Okwa in the Hocking Hills. This two-day festival will feature activities for adults, families, and specifically for children. We welcome anyone with even a remote interest in birds, especially those who have never picked up a pair of binoculars. Meals, lodging, and camping are available Friday night- Sunday at Camp Oty’Okwa, which has over 300 acres of mature hemlock forest and nearly 800 acres of outdoor fun. Birds in the Hills Festival will feature field trips to Lake Hope State Park, Clear Creek Metro Park, Crane Hollow Preserve, and a Wayne National Forest wetland. We will also have naturalist-led hikes at Camp Oty’Okwa through hemlock forests that serve as a breeding ground for the black-throated green warbler and other forest-dependent songbirds. Participants can expect to see and hear up to 20 species of warblers, including the cerulean warbler, scarlet tanagers, yellow-billed cuckoos, and a plethora of other migratory songbirds. Festival attendees will also have the opportunity to build bird feeders, bird houses, and to take home bird-friendly plants to improve habitat at your home for birds.


South Bloomingville, OH
United States
Friday, May 5, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017