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San Diego Bird Festival


If you have pre-registered for the San Diego Bird Festival, here are the directions for your activities.

All workshops, lectures and classroom programs take place at the Marina Village Conference Center.

1936 Quivira Way, San Diego 92109

Your agenda or signage at the festival will direct you to the appropriate rooms for your activities.

If you are on a bus or van trip or a pelagic trip, please come to Marina Village Conference Center. Your bus or van will depart from the Marina Village Parking Lot. The boat departs from the marina.

If you are on an Estuary Walk, Digiscoping with Swarovski, or a Bike Trip, please come to Marina Village Conference Center. The groups will meet in the Courtyard.

If you are signed up for a Meet-you-there field trip, here are the locations. These are not drop-in trips. You must be pre-registered to attend.

Beginning Birding: Meeting at the NE corner of the Model Yacht Pond park on Vacation Island.

Behind the Scenes at the Nat- Meet at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. We will meet in the Parking lot on the NE side of the museum (east of the big fig tree).

Bird Photography: Park along Coast Boulevard (Northwest most road in La Jolla) near the La Jolla cove. Then, follow the sidewalk that parallels the shoreline. The northernmost bench is where we will be --holding our signs!

Celebrate Birds Mixer at Modern Times Lomaland: 3725 Greenwood St. San Diego CA, 92110. Limited curbside parking available throughout the neighborhood, carpooling encouraged.

Dancing with Grebes: meeting in the dirt parking lot across Hernandez Hideaway Restaurant (please do not park in their lot, park across in the City parking lot) ADDRESS: Hernandez Restaurant 19320 Lake Dr, Escondido, CA 92029

Famosa Slough

Guajome Regional Park:  3000 Guajome Lake Rd, Oceanside, CA 92057

Kayak Trips: meet at Bayside Park 999 Bayside Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91910, USA

Silverwood Showcase- Take I-5 east to SR 67; Turn left and go north on SR67 until the freeway ends. When the freeway ends, turn right onto Mapleview St. At the first traffic light you come to on Mapleview St., turn left onto Ashwood St. Stay on Ashwood St. for about 5 miles. Ashwood St changes to Wildcat Canyon Road, but keep going. When you get to the plateau at the top of the climb up the hill (this will be obvious), in about 1/4 mile the road will make a gentle curve to the right. Slow down and use your turn signal (right turn); you’re almost there. Shortly on the right there will be a colorful sign that says Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary. You’re there. Turn right into the Sanctuary, and park in the dirt parking lot on the left. Someone will meet you there.

Tecolote Canyon  

iNaturalist Walk at Tecolote Canyon

San Dieguito

Santee Lakes Photo Stroll - From Highway 52 going east, exit at the Mast Blvd. off-ramp, turn left to go under the freeway, proceeding east on Mast to Fanita Parkway. Turn left and proceed to the stop sign at Lake Canyon. Turn right and park. Enter the lake area at the walk-in gate and meet in the parking lot by the general store at Lake #5.

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