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1) See what you want to do  2) Make note of your desired activities on the printable worksheet 3) Go to the registration site to register.


Registration opens October 2 at 9:00 am.

Event Start Feb 25, 2018 5:00 am
Event End Feb 25, 2018 8:00 pm
Individual Price $175.00


 Black necked Stilts Imperial Beach small  This popular trip is a whirlwind tour of San Diego County's hottest birding spots with a goal to list over 100 species. Expect to bird in the foothills east of San Diego, inland wetlands, San Diego Bay, along the ocean and near the Mexican border.
 Kowa 450dpi 1 Leaders are Raymond VanBuskirk and Steve Ritt.  Raymond VanBuskirk is a passionate environmentalist, vegan and hipster birder whose love for nature was born in the pine forests of the Land of Enchantment. He is the former president of the Central New Mexico Audubon Society and is the owner and lead guide of BRANT Nature Tours. Steve Ritt has been guiding birders around San Diego and beyond since 2010, leads North American tours for Wildside Nature Tours, and is an independent biological consultant. From 2012-2014, he also coordinated the SD Christmas Bird Count. Foremost, he is passionate about environmental justice, and how socioeconomics impacts the birds and ecosystems we love so much.
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 6:00 am
Event End Feb 25, 2018 5:00 pm
Individual Price $125.00
Join award winning photographer Paul Bannick and local birder John Bruin at Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary, a local birding hotspot managed by San Diego Audubon Society. Paul will share insights about how to capture stunning photos of birds at the feeders and we'll take some time trying new techniques. Phil Lambert, the Resident Manager at Silverwood, will be on hand to answer questions about the property.
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 6:30 am
Event End Feb 25, 2018 12:30 pm
Individual Price $80.00

 TAMRON new logo blue With over 150 different bird species that either live at Lake Hodges permanently, or just pass through, the lake is a nature photographers and bird watcher's dream. Especially lovely are the Western and Clark’s Grebes, and Eared Grebes. The Grebes breed on the lake in the winter months and courting (rushing) happens between November and early March. We hope to see a few “shows” or two. A 1.5 mile easy walk to the area will also give us the opportunity to spot a few dozen other bird species. Bring your cameras, since many of these birds we may be able to observe quite closely.
Krisztina Scheeff is a wildlife and nature photographer who has spent months studying the Grebes on Lake Hodges. Her interest in photographing wildlife is to be able to share with others who may not otherwise get the opportunity. Ryan Rubino began an ongoing interest in birds and other wildlife at the age of 10 which led to the rearing of birds in aviculture for many years and the study of local birds. Since 2012 he has been developing his skills in wildlife photography as a way to stay connected to the natural world and further his knowledge and passion for wildlife.   GrebeRush 2 KSNPBirdFestivalProgram
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 7:00 am
Event End Feb 25, 2018 1:00 pm
Individual Price $80.00

 Swarovski Logo 60K 2x2.5  Join us aboard a large sportfishing boat for an excursion in the productive waters just off San Diego. Each trip will have a number of helpful, knowledgeable leaders who know the local area, and its seabirds and marine mammals. We will visit areas such as the 9-Mile Bank and the Coronado Escarpment, and will see birds not usually visible from shore. Each boat has roomy inside seating, a galley, and seating on deck. The boat and crews are well-versed in getting us into position to see our quarry.
   
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 7:00 am
Event End Feb 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Individual Price $105.00

 San Diego Coastal Wildlife Refuges are located at the south end of San Diego Bay and near the border with Mexico. During the winter season, a diverse variety of land and water birds can be observed at th eprotected areas south of San Diego Bay and the Tijuana Slough NWR. This trip includes "behind the gates" access to the "Salt Works" in South San Diego Bay, and to the mouth of the Tijuana River. The trip includes a stop at the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center and surrounding trails wherein most years we have been very successful locating the endangered Light-footed Ridgway's Rail. Though the trip is free, seating is limited and registration is required. SnowyEgretKSNPBirdFestivalProgram 
   Brought to you by San Diego's Urban Wildlife Refuges.
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 7:30 am
Event End Feb 25, 2018 3:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Enjoy Southern California birding around Mission Bay by bicycle. The route will begin and end at Marina Village Conference Center. The terrain is flat and teh rout is almost entirely on bike/pedestrian pathways. The trip is set up to allow for a short 6-mile ride, a 10-mile ride or a 25-mile ride. The route includes both sides of the San Diego River from the ocean to Interstate 5. The pace is slow with many stops. Bring a lunch or money for one, as there are many snack stands along the route. You can bring your own bike, borrow a loaner or rent a bike for $25 for the day.
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 8:00 am
Event End Feb 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Individual Price $40.00
Our popular kayak trip returns! Join Jim Peugh, a frequent kayaker on our bays, as he takes a small group to visit the edges of salt marshes and open water areas to get close-up views of bird life. Shorebirds, herons, and other species await as we enter their habitat in a truly special manner. If you have ever wanted to try kayaking, this trip is for you! Participants will receive training. Tandem kayaks are provided. As with any boating activity, you may get wet. For comfort, bring along a dry change of clothing.
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 8:30 am
Event End Feb 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Centuries ago, the Kumeyaay Indians found food and shelter in Tecolote Canyon and named it after its resident owls. The first colonial settlers began farming in the canyon until the City of San Diego acquired the land in 1978, setting it aside as a nature park. Join a small group of birders to see this place, where numerous resident songbirds and raptors can be seen alongside migrants. This trip is perfect for folks looking for a short excursion at an easy pace. Beginners welcome.
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 9:00 am
Event End Feb 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Individual Price $75.00

American White Pelican  Learn more about capturing the beauty of nature using your camera and a spotting scope. 
 Robert Wilson, from Daytona Beach, FL, has been a working photographer for over 40 years shooting everything from space shuttles, car races, to nature. His focus now is capturing wildlife images across the country and teaching people the basics of photography and birding.  Kowa 450dpi 1
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 10:00 am
Event End Feb 25, 2018 11:00 am
Individual Price Free

Parrots small  San Diego is home to thousands of parrots, with 13 parrot species that have been seen throughout Southern California. Though not originally from here, some of these species are known to be endangered in their native habitats. Learn more about these interesting neighbors and how we can help them. 
With our friends from SoCal Parrot   
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 10:30 am
Event End Feb 25, 2018 11:30 am
Individual Price Free

970489 195962740570410 90228084 n  Join expert local teen guides on a walk from Marina Village to the nearby San Diego River to see the variety of gulls, terns, pelicans, sandpipers and ducks who visit the estuary where the river meets the ocean. All ages and levels of birders are welcome. 
   
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 10:30 am
Event End Feb 25, 2018 11:30 am
Individual Price Free
Every beginning birder is slightly intimidated by the masters of the craft who lead fieldtrips and post on the social media sites. Don't you wish there were a few basic precepts that would make you a better birder? With a dose of humor, Stephen Ingraham, Senior Brand Advocate for Birding and Wildlife Observation at ZEISS Sports Optics, brings you everything the advanced birder wishes he or she had known right at the beginning.
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 11:30 am
Event End Feb 25, 2018 12:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Raptors are, indeed, beautiful creatures that we like to watch and admire but their environment has changed, their conservation was, largely, ignored until recently, and they have even been persecuted. They are recognized as “environmental indicators” for good reason. They are sensitive to changes in their (and our) environment. In order to save these predators we must understand their ecology, behavior and management needs. This presentation will address the status and biology of these magnificent predators and how those influence their proper management, which is integral to their successful conservation.
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Event End Feb 25, 2018 1:00 am
Individual Price Free
Every year, well meaning homeowners and property managers accidentally impact nesting birds during tree care and tree removal. Learn about the Best Management Practices developed for the tree care industry to reduce the loss of nesting birds in Spring. Gillian will share what property owners and managers need to know when they hire tree care companies.
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 1:00 pm
Event End Feb 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Join expert local teen guides on a walk from Marina Village to the nearby San Diego River to see the variety of gulls, terns, pelicans, sandpipers and ducks who visit the estuary where the river meets the ocean. All ages and levels of birders are welcome.
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 1:30 pm
Event End Feb 25, 2018 2:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Join Zovargo for an exploratory journey into the world of birds and insects! Zovargo will bring along several of their bird ambassadors along with some of their invertebrate creature teachers for this up-close encounter and learning experience. This presentation will be family friendly and provide hands-on encounters with Zovargo's ambassador birds and friendly insects!
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 1:30 pm
Event End Feb 25, 2018 2:30 pm
Individual Price Free
The Raptor Institute's presentation will showcase native raptor species such as hawks, falcons, and owls. Meet live raptors while learning about their biology, natural history, and conservation in this fun and engaging animal encounter for all ages.
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 2:30 pm
Event End Feb 25, 2018 3:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Closing out the festival is this funny, informative, musical presentation with Bill Thompson III.
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Event End Feb 25, 2018 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free
 

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Suite #100
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 273-7800

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