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San Diego Bird Festival 2023

Thanks for joining us for the 2023 San Diego Bird Festival! 

We are working on pulling together the eBird checklists for the festival. Thanks for your patience as we collect and post the data.

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Feb 21-25, 2024

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

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.


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.

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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