Wednesday/Thursday

Events

W1 Pre-registration Mixer 2014

Event Start:
Feb 26, 2014 4:00 pm
Event End:
Feb 26, 2014 6:00 pm
Individual Price:
Free

Join Bird Festival staff and volunteers Wednesday evening for a free pre-registration mixer at the Festival headquarters.  Light snacks and drinks will be served.  No registration required.

Sponsored by Holbrook Travel

Additional Payments 2014

Event Start:
Feb 26, 2014 4:00 am
Event End:
Mar 2, 2014 8:00 pm
Available Places:
120
Individual Price:
Free
Enter here to make additional payments by credit card for purchases or silent auction items or to make a donation. Click on Register and proceed to checkout.  Please enter the amount to be paid (less $10 to bypass the processing fee) in the box titled Additional contribution to SDAS and state what the payment is for in the Comments box.

T1 Birds of the Anza-Borrego Desert Trip #1

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 5:30 am
Event End:
Feb 27, 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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T2 Birding 100 Trip #1

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 6:00 am
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 5:00 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$95.00

This popular trip is a whirlwind tour of San Diego County's hottest birding spots to list over 100 species.

T3 Birding along the Border Trip #1

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 6:00 am
Event End:
Feb 27, 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.

 

T4 Lake Hodges and Orfila Winery Trip

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 6:30 am
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 1:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$85.00

On this trip you will visit several areas of Lake Hodges followed by a stop at a local winery.

T5 San Diego’s Pacific Rocky Shores Trip

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 6:30 am
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 1:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$75.00

Explore San Diego's scenic Pacific rocky cliffs, rock jetties, and breakwaters to find a wide variety of pelagic and shorebirds.

T6 Pelagic Trip #1

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 6:30 am
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 2:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$100.00

Join a team of California seabird and marine mammal experts for a cruise to view seabirds and marine mammals. 

Sponsored by VENT

T7 Coastal Highlights Trip - North

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 6:30 am
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 2:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$90.00

Join James Currie and Jimmy McMorran on an adventure along the northern half of San Diego County's coastline.

Sponsored by the California Coastal Conservancy

T8 San Diego National Widlife Refuge Trip

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 6:30 am
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 1:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$35.00

An in-depth look at the birds and habitats of the San Diego National Widlife Refuge.
Sponsored by San Diego National Wildlife Refuge and the US Fish and Wildlife Service

T9 North County Lagoons Trip

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 7:00 am
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 3:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$85.00

North San Diego County boasts several important coastal wetlands where you will find a wide range of species and Western specialties.

T10 Coastal National Refuges Trip #1

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 7:00 am
Event End:
Feb 27, 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



T11 Gulls and Coastal Waterbirds Trip

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 7:00 am
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 3:00 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$85.00

This trip will visit several of the birdier coastal sites that host a wide variety of waterfowl, herons, shorebirds, gulls, and terns. While we will study all species found, there will be a special emphasis on gulls, including handouts and field discussions covering gull identification, aging, and status in the San Diego region.

T12 Beginning Birding Trip at Santee Lakes

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 7:30 am
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 12:30 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$45.00

New to birding?  Boost your birding skills with this trip to Santee Lakes.

T13 Birding by Bike Trip

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 8:00 am
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 3:00 pm
Available Places:
0
Individual Price:
$80.00

Enjoy Southern California birding around Mission Bay by bicycle. The route will begin and end at Marina Village. The terrain is flat and the route is almost entirely on bike/pedestrian pathways.

T14 SDAS Least Tern Service Project

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 8:00 am
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 1:00 pm
Available Places:
4
Individual Price:
$10.00

Join San Diego Audubon Society on this important conservation service project, benefitting Least Terns.

T15 Birding by Camera Workshop

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 1:00 pm
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 2:30 pm
Available Places:
28
Individual Price:
$20.00
This workshop will discuss many aspects of bird and nature digital photography.  Topic include obtaining the images, the different uses of light, exposure and position, Auto Focus, Auto exposure, birds in flight and processing images to obtain the best results and various ways to present and display your images along with database management of your work.

T16 Raptor Field ID and Ecology Workshop

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 1:00 pm
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 2:30 pm
Available Places:
23
Individual Price:
$20.00
Birds of prey, or raptors, are one of the most fascinating and mysterious bird groups. This workshop will cover raptor identificaton along with various natural histories.

T17 Asian Brush Painting Workshop

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 1:00 pm
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 4:00 pm
Available Places:
24
Individual Price:
$30.00
Have you ever wanted to learn how to do a simple painting of a bird, capturing its essence with a few sure strokes? This is your chance, using ancient Asian techniques and Zen principles to focus your mind and create an image on paper using nothing more than a brush, black ink, and water.

T18 Presentation Beneficial Barn Owls

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 2:30 pm
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 3:30 pm
Available Places:
30
Individual Price:
$10.00
Barn Owls are beautiful and beneficial.  This presentation will help you understand the benefits of barn owls in your neighborhood, and give you some tips on how to attract them.

T19 Presentation TBD 2014

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 2:30 pm
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 3:30 pm
Available Places:
35
Individual Price:
$10.00
Check back soon for more information about this presentation.

T20 Pelagic Birding Workshop

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 3:30 pm
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 5:00 pm
Available Places:
5
Individual Price:
$20.00
This workshop will cover many facets of pelagic birding from species identification to bird behavior to preparation for the trip. In order to fully enjoy the pelagic trip itself, we'll discuss protocol on board as well as other ways to gain the most from your pelagic experience.

Sponsored by VENT




T21 Digiscoping DSLR Stills and Video Workshop

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 3:30 pm
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 5:30 pm
Available Places:
23
Individual Price:
$5.00
Digiscoping—the marriage of a spotting scope and a digital camera to document wildlife sightings—is the hottest topic in the birding world. Topics of this workshop will include choosing the best camera and scope combination for digiscoping, camera-mounting options, and shooting tips and techniques in the field. 
Sponsored by Swarovski Optik.


T22 Sip and Share Mixer

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 4:00 pm
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 6:00 pm
Available Places:
74
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 Vanguard

T23 Birds of the Sierra Nevada/SDAS Issues & Adventures

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 6:30 pm
Event End:
Feb 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Available Places:
100
Individual Price:
Free
Ed Pandolfino will take you on a virtual transect of the Sierra Nevada range, from the oak savanna in the west to the steppes of the Great Basin.

01 Pre-Festival Trip: Birding the Baja Penninsula

Event Start:
Feb 16, 2014 12:00 pm
Event End:
Feb 26, 2014 12:00 pm
Individual Price:
$2,410.00


Join the San Diego Audubon Society and Andiamo Travel for a 10-day, specially priced trip to bird all 1,063 miles of the stunning and rugged Baja Peninsula, Mexico.

You will not be able to register for this trip through the Bird Festival Website.  The Birding Baja trip is booked directly with Andiamo Travel. Contact Rosa Maria Guerra, rosa@andiamo-travel.com, call 619 632 4571, or visit www.andiamo-travel.com.

Daily Estuary Walk- Thursday

Event Start:
Feb 27, 2014 3:00 pm
Event End:
Feb 27, 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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