The ninth annual Hatchie BirdFest is mixing it up for 2021. After a successful virtual festival in 2020, organizers are transitioning into a hybrid model that includes both in-person and
The ninth annual Hatchie BirdFest is mixing it up for 2021. After a successful virtual festival in 2020, organizers are transitioning into a hybrid model that includes both in-person and virtual activities. The event, hosted by the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, Tenn., will take place April 23-25.
“With help from agencies across the country, and right here in our own backyard, we are able to present a hybrid model of sorts for this year’s festival,” explains center director Sonia Outlaw-Clark. “We hope this new hybrid model will help us retain birders, some joined last year from as far away as Venezuela, and keep our regional birders engaged.”
Facebook and Zoom will be the virtual platform used and include educational seminars, birding tips and live-streamed excursions into areas not easily accessed by groups. Bird enthusiasts who are comfortable with caravanning and being in the field with others are invited to explore the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge (HNWR) with our expert guides, as well as a few outdoor seminars. Social distancing and masks are strongly encouraged and required inside buildings.
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April 23 (Friday) - 25 (Sunday)
West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center
121 Sunny Hill Cove, Brownsville, Tennessee 38012