Yes, after the 2022 festival attracted visitors from all over Virginia, the mid-Atlantic and the east coast we have rebranded the Festival to the Virginia Osprey Festival in Colonial Beach.


We will have more nesting platform tours via our Trolley and golf cart tours.


More Live birds


More programs and vendors.


More bird watching walks


More activities for our nestling visitors (children).


More reasons to visit for the entire weekend with pre and post festival activities around town and the Northern Neck area.

Osprey – Official Town Bird

Yes we did! On March 16, 2022 the Town of Colonial Beach made it official. Mayor Robin Schick and Town Council named the Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) the official town bird.   Here is the proclamation: