Monterey Bay Birding Festivl
- The Monterey Bay Birding Festival is home of one of the most spectacular birding and wildlife venues in North America. From soaring Golden Eagles to effortlessly gliding California Condors, cheeky Bushtits to gorgeous Townsend's Warblers, scampering Snowy Plovers to wheeling flocks of thousands of Sooty Shearwaters, few places can match the diversity of habitats as Monterey Bay.
The eighth annual festival is Sept. 13-16, 2012 at the Watsonville Civic Plaza.
We are honored to have "The Big Year'" birder Greg Miller as our keynote speaker on Saturday, Sept. 15.
If you're interested in birding or listing or traveling and stories behind the book, The Big Year, and the full motion picture by the same namewell, you have come to the right place. It is Greg Miller's hope to share his joy of birding with you.
Designed for both seasoned and beginning birders, as well as outdoor lovers, the festival offers a unique opportunity to explore, learn and appreciate world class habitats such as the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Elkhorn Slough National Marine Estuary, and Pinnacles National Monument. Specially designed field trips will take participants to Big Sur and the Ventana Wildlife Society to witness the return of the California Condors. Join a pelagic trip by Shearwater Journeys to one of the world's most productive regions for albatrosses, shearwaters, storm-petrels and more. Jump into a kayak and get closer to nature or take a scenic ride at Elkhorn Slough Safari. All field trips are led by top quality, friendly leaders.
Registration for each birding event is offered a la carte, so you can mix and match outings according to personal interests. To register online, go to www.montereybaybirding.org.
For more information, call 831-726-8052.