We encourage birdwatchers to have gratifying birding experiences while maintaining the ability of birds to behave naturally. In this document we present a list of ethical birding guidelines compiled from an extensive online search of guidelines used by organizations, birding festivals, and nature tour operators.

Consider Wildlife- avoid causing disturbances which alter bird behavior and put birds at risk.
Put birds first
Be aware of the life cycle and needs of birds
Notice bird behavior
Lessen your impact

Consider People and Place- avoid trespassing, know and follow rules,.and be a good representative of the birding community.
Bird in public areas or when on private property, with permission
Drive carefully
Respect others

Enjoy your Time in Nature- take the time to observe, experience, and reflect.

Consider your Stewardship of the Resource- how can you preserve and protect birding areas for future enjoyment?
Support Conservation
Leave no Trace

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2018 Sponsor and Vendor Registration

  • Complete list of sightings from 2017 Festival [PDF]
  • Printable 2018 Bird Festival Brochure (available September 2017) [PDF]
  • Printable 2018 Registration Worksheet/Mail-in Registration Form  (available September 2018[PDF] 
  • 2017 Silent Auction Donor Form (available September 2017) [PDF]
  • A listing of our Ethical Birding Guidelines
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4010 Morena Blvd
Suite #100
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 273-7800

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