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San Diego Bird Festival 2023

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

Here is the list of all the birds seen during the 2023 festival! Thanks for your patience as we collect and post the data.

Join us next year

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 January 21, 2024. Make your Reservations at 800-445-3339 and mention “San Diego Bird Festival 2024”  Direct Booking Link:

Individuals must identify themselves as part of San Diego Bird Festival 2024 at the time of making reservations in order to be eligible for the special group rate starting at $149 per night (no resort fee, no parking fee). 

Please make your reservations before January 21. The hotel cannot guarantee the rate or availability after this date.

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.

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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