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January 1, 2022–January 31, 2022More InformationRegister

Winter Wildlife Festival

DWR is a proud sponsor and partner of the Virginia Beach Winter Wildlife Festival, a month-long celebration of Virginia’s coastal wildlife. The 2022 festival will continue to “go the distance” to offer a wide variety of in-person and virtual activities (listed below). See festival website to register and find full details. Trips do fill quickly, so don’t delay!

Festival activities include:

  • Birding Challenge! Identify as many species of birds as possible in a day in this fun, friendly team-based challenge. Three divisions to choose from.
  • Guided Trips & Excursions: Birding, Whale Watching, and More!
  • Photography Contest
  • Virtual Keynote: “The Bird Way” with Jennifer Ackerman
  • Virtual Workshops
  • Children’s Outdoor Story Walk Exhibit
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Community art project
  • Wildlife Advocate Award: Nominations are open! Nominate someone you know who educates, celebrates, and/or advocates for wildlife.