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San Diego Bird Festival 2023

Join us for the 2023 San Diego Bird Festival! 

Feb 22-26, 2023

Celebrate the wild birds and habitats of San Diego with us.
The festivities will take place at Marina Village Conference Center. 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109.
Our field trips reach every corner of the county.
Festival registration is $35 per person, which gains you access to many included social events.
Field trips and programs are available at additional cost.

Here is a list of all available programs!

Click on the photos below to learn more about different aspects of the festival.


Our registration system is most compatible with Chrome. Some of our registrants are experiencing a 403-Forbidden error when directed to the payment page of the registration website. This may be due to cookies or the browser you are using. If you experience this, do not worry. Your program schedule is intact. We'll send you a registration confirmation with a link for payment later, and some things you can try to get through.

Please contact us if you experience difficulty with registration.

Photo credits: Tern by Yibo Guo, White-tailed Kite by Jenna Asperslag, Cassin's Kingbird by Cheryl Old, Burrowing Owl by Ilene Klein

The Festival Hotel is the Dana Resort on Mission Bay.  An advance deposit or credit card guarantee for the first night's room and tax is due by Monday, January 16 2023.

Guests are able to book their rooms via direct link or by calling the Reservations Department at 800-445-3339.

Individuals must identify themselves as part of San Diego Bird Festival 2023 at the time of making reservations in order to be eligible for the special group rate of $145 per night (no resort fee, no parking fee). 

The health and safety of our guests at this event is our top priority, and we want to keep our community safe. We invite our friends and supporters who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and/or have obtained a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the event. While masks are not required, we will have masks and hand sanitizer on site to use at your discretion.

Please consider your impact on birds and their habitats when you go birding. Ethical Birding Guidelines

For more information contact us.

Are you interested in helping us put on our 2023 San Diego Bird Festival event?

Every February, hundreds of birders from around the country come to San Diego to celebrate our birds, and we give them one heck of a party. Now is the time we start planning.   Please contact us to get involved.



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