Friday

Events

F1 Laguna and Cuyamaca Mountains Trip

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 6:00 am
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 4:00 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$95.00
Depending on the weather, this daylong trip will visit locations within these various mountain environments such as Wooded Hill Road, Agua Dulce Creek, and Laguna Campground in the Laguna Mountains and Paso Picacho Campground in the Cuyamacas.

F2 Birding Along the Border Trip #2

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 6:00 am
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 3:00 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$95.00

This trip into the Tijuana River Valley along the Mexican border will explore fabled birding hotspots like Dairy Mart Pond, Border Field State Park, Bird and Butterfly Garden, Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge, and the Imperial Beach Pier.

F3 Pelagic Birding Trip #2

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 6:30 am
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 2:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$100.00
Join eight California seabird and marine mammal experts for an excursion on the comfortable 85-foot live-aboard Grande or the New Seaforth to view some of the numerous seabird and marine mammal species found offshore of San Diego.  Sponsored by SeaWorld San Diego.

F4 Coastal Highlights Trip - South

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 6:30 am
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 2:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$90.00

Join James Currie and Steve Ritt on an adventure along the southern half of San Diego County's coastline.
Sponsored by California Coastal Conservancy

F5 Oceanside Harbor and Whelan Lake Trip

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 6:30 am
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 2:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$75.00
We will start by birding the Oceanside Harbor looking for gulls, cormorants, and other pelagic species—loons, jaegers, and Black Oystercatchers are possible. This will be followed by a visit to the Whalen Lake sanctuary.

F6 Birding By Ear Workshop and Trip

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 6:30 am
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 12:00 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$70.00
Birding by ear has an advantage over visual birding in that you are not limited to your field of vision to identify a bird. This course is intended for beginning and intermediate birders.

F7 Coastal National Refuges Trip #2

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 7:00 am
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 3:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
Free

During the winter season a diverse variety of land and water birds can be observed at such places as South San Diego Bay NWR and the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge. Sponsored by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

F8 Local Favorites Trip

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 7:00 am
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 3:00 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$75.00
Old Mission Dam, Santee Lakes and Lindo Lakes are East County birding jewels surrounded by busy suburbs.

F9 Bird and Animal Tracking Workshop and Trip

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 7:00 am
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 2:00 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$60.00
This event will begin with a workshop on identifying wildlife track and sign, focusing on birds.  Following the workshop, we will head to Border Field State Park in the South Bay, which attracts a wide variety of birds.

F10 Birds at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Trip with

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 7:00 am
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 1:00 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$85.00
Start your day birding behind the gates at UCSD's Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve, and then tour aquarium exhibits with docents. We'll finish the day with a catered lunch and talk by special guests, Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle, authors of The Warbler Guide (Princeton University Press).


F11 Beginning Birding at Famosa Slough

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 7:00 am
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 12:00 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$45.00
Join a small group of beginning or intermediate birders for a short workshop and trip to Famosa Slough. The workshop will introduce the species that we are most likely to see and the habitat types in which we expect to see them. Nearby Famosa Slough is a productive site for many shorebirds, waterfowl, and often a rarity or two.

F12 Special Topics Luncheon: Ecology of Snowy Owls

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 11:00 am
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 1:00 pm
Available Places:
24
Individual Price:
$40.00
Denver Holt, Special Festival Guest, will share some of his experiences with Snowy Owls and shed light on their interesting ecology.

F13 SoCal Parrots Presentation

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 1:00 pm
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 2:00 pm
Available Places:
19
Individual Price:
$10.00
Learn about SoCal Parrots, a local organization dedicated to rehabilitating and protecting naturalized parrots.

F14 There's an App for that? Workshop: Using your Smart Phone to become a Better Birder

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 1:00 pm
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 2:00 pm
Available Places:
4
Individual Price:
$5.00
Leica Sport Optics product specialist David La Puma will give you the rundown on the latest and greatest apps for birding ranging from digital field guides and sound recording to photography and video.

F15 Sketching Birds in the Field Workshop

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 1:00 pm
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 3:00 pm
Available Places:
20
Individual Price:
$30.00
Learn the basics of sketching in the field, bird structure, and anatomy through drawing exercises from photos, mounts and live subjects.

F16 Avian 911 - The Realities and Rewards of Bird Rehabilitation Presentation

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 2:00 pm
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 3:00 pm
Available Places:
29
Individual Price:
$10.00
Join a Project Wildlife Volunteer in this presentation about what it really means to be an avian rehabilitator. We will discuss: the types of birds Project Wildlife works with; the most common reasons they come to us; the laws affecting bird rehabilitation; stages of care; and the consequences of human interference.

F17 Overview of Modern Optics and Cleaning Workshop

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 3:00 pm
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 4:30 pm
Available Places:
16
Individual Price:
$5.00
A Complete overview of the most important tool of birdwatching, optics. Topics include specifications, coatings, brands, quality, size, etc. A demonstration will be given on how to clean binoculars and Spotting Scopes. Bring your binoculars and Steve will evaluate them for collimation and other problems.

F18 Digiscoping with your Smart Phone Workshop

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 3:00 pm
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 4:30 pm
Available Places:
15
Individual Price:
$5.00
New advances in camera phone technology have made digiscoping even more accessible. Clay Taylor of Swarovski Optik, who has been avidly digiscoping since 2001, will present a seminar on digiscoping with your phone. Topics
will include choosing the best camera and scope combination for digiscoping, camera-mounting options, and shooting tips and techniques in the field. Participants are encouraged to bring their own spotting scopes, smart phones, and scope adaptors.





F19 Banquet and Keynote Address

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 5:30 pm
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 8:30 pm
Available Places:
58
Individual Price:
$50.00
Join National Geographic and Nikon's Birding Adventures TV host, James
Currie, as he takes you on a journey of discovery that delves into the making of internationally-televised birding shows, world travel, and bird conservation.




F20 Owling Trip #1

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 6:00 pm
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 11:55 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$150.00
A night field trip to several locations where owls can be seen.

Daily Estuary Walk- Friday

Event Start:
Feb 28, 2014 3:00 pm
Event End:
Feb 28, 2014 4:15 pm
Available Places:
10
Individual Price:
Free

Meet at the tent for an informal walk to the San Diego River Estuary, with local birding experts. No registration necessary, but we will cap participation at 10 participants per leader.

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