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San Diego Bird Festival

Birder's Breakfast, Sponsored by Zeiss

Breakfast is served every day in the Dockside Room, and is included with your Festival registration.

Thursday Feb 23     5:30 am to 8:30 am
Friday Feb 24      5:30 am to 8:30 am
Saturday Feb 25      5:30 am to 8:30 am
Sunday Feb 26      5:30 am to 8:30 am

Enjoy some food and coffee before going on your field trip.


San Diego Bird Festival does not have lunch service.

If you are on a Bus Field Trip, your lunch is included in the trip. You will need to specify your lunch preference when you sign up for the trip.
If you are on a Pelagic Trip, there is a galley on the boat, with food for purchase. Expect mostly pre-packaged snack foods.

You are welcome to bring a sack lunch for any of our events. 


We offer a dinner on Thursday and Friday evening from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The cost to attend this dinner is $25 per person. You must sign up ahead of time. If you wish to add a dinner after the festival has started, it is possible, but there may be limited seating.

Young Birder and Young Bird Photographers Awards

Friday, Feb 24 4-6 pm

Come to view the photos from the Youth Birders and Bird Photography Contest and see the winners receive their awards. There will be featured speakers, light snacks, and inspirational young people who love birds. The photos will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit youth development programs of SDAS.


Celebrate Birds Mixer

Unwind with Zeiss, Hannah and Erik Go Birding, and Valley Nature Center! There will be a no-host bar and food trucks, and bird trivia

Saturday Feb 25
Modern Times
Cost: No ticket required, food and drink available for purchase on site.

If you would like to get a ride to this event, there is a bus field trip, featuring some sunset birding and a ride to and from the venue. 



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