Saturday

Events

Sa1 Birds of the Anza-Borrego Desert Trip #2

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 5:30 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 5:00 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$100.00

This full-day trip will leave early and arrive in the desert as the sun rises. Likely birding locations include the sand dunes at Old Springs Road, Borrego Palm Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park visitor's center.

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Sa2 Birding Along the Border Trip #3

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 6:00 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 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.

Sa3 Hawk Alley Trip

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 6:00 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 4:00 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$95.00
We'll visit several habitats in search of raptors (and non-raptors, too). Coastal Sage Scrub, Coast Live Oak woodland and chaparral, and native grassland landscapes will show a wide spectrum of species.

Sa4 Birding at Camp Pendleton

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 6:30 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 3:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$95.00
This unique trip provides opportunities to see many of southern California's distinctive bird species. The Marine Corps Camp Pendleton offers a mixture of willow-sycamore-oak woodlands alongside sage scrub, chaparral, grasslands, beach, and lakeside habitats.

Sa5 Pelagic Trip #3

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 6:30 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 2:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$100.00
Join California seabird & marine mammal experts for an excursion on the comfortable 85-foot live-aboard Grande to view some of the numerous seabird and marine mammal species found offshore of San Diego.

Sa6 Bird Photography Field Trip

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 6:30 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 11:30 am
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$80.00
Join us for hands-on bird photography in the field with Gerry Tietje, locally known for his photography and love of birds.  Good for beginners and intermediate photographers.

Sa7 Birding at Rancho la Puerta Trip

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 7:00 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 3:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$130.00
This special trip takes you to Tecate's renowned Rancho La Puerta, a 3,000-acre nature preserve and spa just over the Mexican border near the tranquil town of Tecate.

Sa8 Coastal National Refuges Trip #3

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 7:00 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 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

Sa9 Birding Balboa Park and the Natural History Museum Trip

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 7:30 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 1:00 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$95.00
Spend the morning birding scenic Balboa Park and get a closer look in the laboratory at the world-renowned San Diego Natural History Museum.

Sa10 Birding San Diego Zoo

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 7:30 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 1:00 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$95.00
Spend the morning birding at the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, located in Balboa Park.

Sa11 Beginning Birding at South Bay

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 7:30 pm
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 1:00 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$45.00
Leslie McCollum and Nicole Perretta will take you on a fun tour of South Bay birding hot spots: J Street Marina, Tijuana River Estuary, and the Tijuana River Valley (Community Garden, Bird and Butterfly Garden, and Dairy Mart Ponds).

Sa13 Birding by Kayak Trip #1

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 8:30 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 12:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$55.00
Our popular birdwatching kayak trip returns to south San Diego Bay. Join San Diego Audubon conservation chair Jim Peugh, a frequent kayaker and birder on our bays, as he takes this small group to visit the edges of salt marshes and open water areas to get up-close views.

Sa14 Intro to Birding Optics Workshop

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 11:00 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 1:00 pm
Available Places:
22
Individual Price:
$5.00
Explore the options and how to make objective decisions in the selection of binoculars and scopes. Sponsored by Eagle Optics.

Sa15 Warbler ID Luncheon 2014

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 11:00 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 1:00 pm
Available Places:
1
Individual Price:
$40.00
Warblers are some of the most beautiful birds of the world. But their beautiful colors often blind birders to many of their most important ID points. This workshop luncheon discusses these important but often overlooked ID points.  With Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle, the authors of The Warbler Guide (Princeton University Press).
 

Sa16 Migration on a Mega Scale Presentation: Using Doppler Radar to Predict Birding Conditions

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 11:00 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 12:30 pm
Available Places:
19
Individual Price:
$5.00
Doppler radar can tell us both how many birds are migrating and where they're heading.  Find out how to use it to your advantage.

Sa17 Protecting Birds in Mission Bay Presentation: Conservation efforts of SDAS

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 12:30 pm
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 1:30 pm
Available Places:
26
Individual Price:
$5.00
Learn how San Diego Audubon and Audubon CA engaged local stakeholders in conservation planning efforts to improve the status of endangered bird species and their habitats in Mission Bay, San Diego, CA.

Sa18 Attracting Birds to your Yard Workshop

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 1:00 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 2:30 pm
Available Places:
16
Individual Price:
$20.00
This workshop shares proven techniques to attract birds, hummingbirds, and butterflies to your garden by adding nectar-producing flowers, host plants, and other attractive features such as water and bird house shelters. Marcia Van Loy has been a volunteer with the Master Gardener Association for 13 years. She has gardened for over 30 years in San Diego. Her garden is a certified wildlife habitat and was featured in the April 2013 issue of San Diego Home and Garden Lifestyles magazine. In addition to gardening, she teaches bird house construction.

Sa19 Travis the Traveling Trinovid Presentation

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 1:30 pm
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 2:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$5.00
Have you ever heard of Flat Stanley? One morning, Stanley discovered that he had become flat enough to fold up and mail to any destination. He traveled the world and created a photo album of all of his adventures. Travis is a little bit like Stanley, only he is a pair of binoculars. He has been traveling to birding destinations, and listing all of the birds he sees. Find out where he went and what he saw.

Sa19A Bird Conservation and Coffee

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 1:30 pm
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 2:30 pm
Available Places:
27
Individual Price:
$5.00
John Sterling will be presenting about the Smithsonian research supporting the Bird-Friendly Coffee movement.  He will discuss why some coffee farms are better than others for birds, why good coffee farms are critical for conservation, and will illustrate his talk with photos of birds from coffee farms in Latin America, the Philippines and Sumatra.

John has been a very active birder since 1971 and a professional wildlife biologist since 1981.  He has traveled extensively throughout California learning about local bird distribution and is working on a book on the state’s avifauna.  He has traveled internationally as a guide and ornithologist for many institutions including projects as a
Smithsonian ornithologist to Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Sumatra, Canada and Russia.  John currently has his own company specializing in tours, birding classes, research and environmental consulting as well as being a member of the Leica Birding Team.  His website iswww.sterlingbirds.com

Sa20 Birding Hot Spots of Costa Rica Presentation

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 2:30 pm
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 3:30 pm
Available Places:
5
Individual Price:
$5.00
Join Paulo Valerio, Birding and Natural History Specialist from Costa Rica, for this informative presentation. Venture with us across mountain cloud forests, deep into valleys and lowland rainforests, through mangroves, along two ocean coastlines, and everywhere in between. Find out why Costa Rica is a true paradise for birders, boasting nearly 900 distinct and spectacular avian species including parrots, toucans, tanagers, trogons, macaws, hummingbirds, motmots and flycatchers...and the list goes on.

Presented by Holbrook Travel.

Sa21 Walking Baja Presentation

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 2:30 am
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 3:30 pm
Available Places:
23
Individual Price:
$5.00
Graham Mackintosh will tell of his adventure of a lifetime: a walk around the coastline of Baja California, and his followup trip through the rugged Baja interior.  You won't believe it!

Sa22 Artistic Journaling Workshop

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 2:30 pm
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 4:30 pm
Available Places:
29
Individual Price:
$30.00
In this workshop Art Educator Normandie Wilson will demonstrate techniques for artistic journaling. Whether in the field or in the back yard, journaling can be a fun way to record your birding adventures.

Sa23 Classic Antarctica Presentation

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 3:30 pm
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 4:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$5.00
Follow an incredible journey that explored the remote Falkland Islands, the fascinating island of South Georgia, and the sublime and historic continent of Antarctica.

Sa25 Nibble and Nosh Mixer Sponsored by Kowa

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 4:00 pm
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 6:00 pm
Available Places:
75
Individual Price:
$10.00
Come on in and meet fellow birders, compare the day's experiences, explore the latest in optical gear, visit with birding travel specialists, nibble and nosh, and sip on a brew.

Sponsored by Kowa

Sa26 Owling Trip #2

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 6:00 pm
Event End:
Mar 1, 2014 11:55 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$150.00
A night field trip to several locations where owls can be seen, with Denver Holt, Special Festival Guest.



Daily Estuary Walk- Saturday

Event Start:
Mar 1, 2014 3:00 pm
Event End:
Mar 1, 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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