The Aviary 2017

Where do you flock while waiting for your field trip to begin? We call it the “Aviary.” It’s a place to relax, visit among other participants, and talk birds.
We created this special shaded meeting place just for the festival-goers.

The Aviary at the VVBNF. Photo compliments of


The Aviary is located across the sidewalk from the registration tent. It gives you a birds-eye view of the field trip loading area. Here you can wait for your scheduled trips, talk with friends, check the bird list, and enjoy our hospitality. We expect to hear a lot of twittering coming from this gathering spot and hope you take advantage of your free time to sit and share your experiences.

Bird Friendly Shade Grown Coffee

We care about birds and are especially concerned with the loss of habitat along the routes of migratory species. We always serve only bird friendly coffee at all our events and encourage our community to be aware of the consequences of their purchases every day. More and more of our local businesses offer organic and natural foods only because that is what we, as consumers, demand.

We are proud that New Frontiers Natural Foods in Sedona helps support this event with their donation of bird friendly coffee for our hospitality area every year. We also want to thank the local businesses that help support our Aviary: Cottonwood Wal-Mart, and Safeway. The Verde Valley Medical Center makes our nutritious box lunches.

Help Us Make Your Experience the Best

This festival is provided completely through volunteers and the support of the community. Be sure to fill out our evaluations. This is what helps us to make the important decisions that make this event the best it can be. Life happens and we understand that accommodations sometimes have to be made to insure a successful event, both from us and from the participant.


Mission: The Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival provides a unique recreational experience to anyone interested in the natural world and fosters awareness of the importance of habitat for the enrichment of all life in the Verde Valley.
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