The Gulf Coast is a nature lover’s paradise. Not only are some of America’s best beaches fringed by the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico but further inland are the dark and mysterious marshes of ocean wetlands and forests.
This combination of unique habitats makes the Gulf Coast an ideal destination for many bird species. Many towns along the coast have held annual festivals to celebrate the birds that call the Gulf Coast home to not only birdwatchers but outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Here are 7 of the best festivals you should see this year.