Southwest Wings Birding "Spring Fling 2023"!

May 3rd – May 6th


Cochise College
Sierra Vista, Arizona
May 3-6, 2023

Registration begins on January 1, 2023

Greetings Southwest Wingsters,

Get a sneak peek of Spring Fling 2023 field trips at our website.

Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival is Arizona’s oldest birding festival. Since 1991 we’ve been offering small group trips through monsoons and droughts…and even a global pandemic.

The Southwest Wings Spring Fling will run from Wednesday, May 3 to Saturday, May 6, 2023, with a FREE welcome pre-festival Jamboree on Tuesday, May 2.

With your best interest always in mind and as you consider your comfort level with the new realities of travel, find out about the steps we’re taking to put your health and safety first on our website -

Spring Fling 2023 festival will run with small group, car-caravan style guided field trips in participants' own vehicles along with a limited number of Covid-safe Group Van Field Trips to more remote or less accessible by car-caravan locations.

Visit our website to learn more about us and our biannual birding Festivals (Spring and Summer), including bios and photos of our outstanding guides. The Spring Fling is our small, yet mighty festival with just great, expertly guided field trips and no indoor activities. The big Southwest Wings Summer Festival, our Main Event, takes place during the first week in August and, along with the guided field trips, includes the pre-festival Jamboree, our wonderful Free Programs, Keynote Speaker Dinner, vendors and wildlife exhibits floor to be held at Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus.

Go to our website for a Sneak Peak of Spring Fling 2023 field trip descriptions and Guide bios and photos. Then, be ready!


Please share this event information with someone who might be interested in joining us.

With best wishes,

Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival
Greatest Little Birding Festival in the United States - since 1991
Sierra Vista, Arizona

Southwest Wings Birding Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization. Will you help its mission to promote nature-based tourism and environmental awareness in southeastern Arizona? Because the natural world needs all the help it can get from caring people like you. Thank you for your support!

  • Location Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus
  • 901 North Colombo Avenue
  • Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635