Walks & Events

Grassland Bird Trust’s guided bird walks, field trips and events provide you with opportunities to see and learn about native grassland birds and the critical habitat they depend on for their survival! Encounter Short-eared owls, Snowy owls, Northern harriers, Eastern meadowlarks, Bobolinks and over 100 other species of birds and animals in their natural habitats when you join us!

By registering for a bird walk or other GBT event and providing your contact information, you agree to the terms of our trip liability release.

For a summary of our recent events, click here.

Tour 1: March 16 to March 27, 2023 (SOLD OUT!)
Tour 2: March 29 to April 9, 2023 (OPEN)

Birding Tour in Namibia & Botswana

Join Grassland Bird Trust (GBT) for an unforgettable AFRICAN BIRDWATCHING AND WILDLIFE VIEWING EXPERIENCE!

Have you ever wanted to go on an African birding adventure? This is your chance! Grassland Bird Trust is working with Destination: Wildlife and Nature Travel Birds to provide you with a hand-crafted birding and wildlife watching trip made just for Grassland Bird Trust! This tour will not only benefit local conservation in Namibia and Botswana but will also help fund GBT’s projects related to grassland conservation.

On this trip, we will seek out 620 species of birds and wildlife (lions, elephants, rhino, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, and more) traveling by air-conditioned vehicle with a window seat for each guest, take short walks and a private Okavango River cruise. After unforgettable days, we’ll enjoy breathtaking sunsets and delicious dinners at comfortable full-service lodges!

GBT board director Paloma Spina and travel advisor Roberta Kravette will take you from Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, north through Etosha National Park and east all the way to Botswana. Paloma will lead tour 1 and Roberta will lead tour 2. Tour 2 will only be held if tour 1 fills up and there are enough interested people on our waitlist. If tour 1 dates do not work for you and you would like to attend tour 2, please reach out to us to be placed on the waitlist for tour 2 (contact info on the trip flyer and event page linked below).

Pictured: Southern Carmine Bee-eater
Picture Credit: Nature Travel Birds

Download Trip Flyer RSVP Here
October 2, 2022
4:00PM — 6:00PM

Wildlife Photography & Invasive Species Talks at Little Theater on the Farm

Little Theater on the Farm has graciously allowed Grassland Bird Trust to host a couple of informational sessions for all our bird enthusiasts and naturalists! This event will be similar to a couple of educational presentations we hosted in 2021 (if you came to those). Come hang out with us and meet other fellow birders and naturalists in the community.

The event schedule is as follows:

– Invasive species management (presented by Addison Kubik from PRISM) – 4 pm

– Getting Into Wildlife Photography & Birding (presented by talented artists who value ethical practices: Deborah Bryk and Ryan Van Meter) – 5 pm

Your ticket is valid for the entire event (both sessions). You may come to one or both sessions if you desire. This event is FREE for GBT members. Donate any amount to get a 1-yr GBT membership. Your donations are used to fund our grassland conservation projects!

Picture: one of the shots of the short-eared owl Ryan Van Meter submitted to the art show hosted at Hicks Orchard in spring 2022

RSVP Here
October 8, 2022 @ 8:00AM — 11:00AM

Bird Banding Demonstration at Cambridge Community Forest - Round 2!

Join Neil Gifford and his volunteer team for this unique opportunity to see birds up close and learn more about mist-netting and banding wild birds. Hosted by the Grassland Bird Trust. We are going for round 2! Our first bird banding event was so successful that we decided to have another one! If you couldn’t make it the first time or would like to attend again, this is your chance.

Registration is FREE to all Grassland Bird Trust members (donations welcome). Please become a member (1-year membership) by making a donation when you register.

RSVP Here

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Any donation of $25 or more will unlock a 1-year membership for you and your immediate family. Memberships unlock free bird walks and a quarterly print newsletter that contains fun and unique content we don’t publish online.

Your support makes a lasting difference!

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