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Monterey Bay Birding Festival Sept. 22-23-24, 2006

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  • Dave Brockmann
    Pinnacles, Big Sur, Boat Trips Set For Monterey Bay Birding Festival Watsonville – An incredible diversity of birds await birders for the second annual
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 6 8:04 PM
      Pinnacles, Big Sur, Boat Trips Set For Monterey Bay Birding Festival

      Watsonville � An incredible diversity of birds await birders for the second
      annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival on Sept. 22-23-24.

      Highlights of the three-day event include field trips to Pinnacles, Big Sur,
      the North Coast of Santa Cruz, boat trips on Monterey Bay, talks by renowned
      avian biologists and workshops.

      The field trips range from the far corners of the Santa Cruz, Monterey and
      San Benito county areas, with the majority focusing on the heart of Monterey
      Bay, such as Elkhorn Slough and the Pajaro Valley. All field trips will
      depart from the Festival headquarters at Red Roof Inn, 1620 W. Beach Street,
      Watsonville.

      The evening presentations will focus on bird migration and local bird
      populations led by Jeff Davis and David Suddjian. Daytime lectures include
      workshops on birds of prey and shorebirds, both of which occur in abundance
      in the region. Unique photos of local birds will be featured in each
      presentation.

      Targeted to beginners and experts alike, most of the trips range in price
      from $10-$20, with the higher fee for a full-day outing. Each trip is led by
      a local birding expert familiar with the area and experienced in nature
      outings. Groups are limited to no more than 20 people per leader to insure a
      quality outing. Evening lectures and day-time workshops only cost $5.
      Participants can sign up for as many or as few outings as interests them.

      For the more adventurous, some spectacular special outings are being
      offered. Shearwater Journeys will be taking birders on an ocean voyage
      seeking seabirds, true denizens of the open ocean that can't be found from
      land. Whales and dolphins are expected to be seen as well. Kayak Connection
      and Slough Safari are also offering special birding tours to allow for a
      birds-eye view of Elkhorn Slough not normally available to the novice.

      Advance e-tickets are now available at www.montereybaybirding.org. The
      ClicknPrint Tickets service not only offers convenient on-line purchasing
      and print-at-home, eTicket delivery, it also allows ticket buyers to reprint
      lost or damaged tickets and to securely transfer tickets to others via
      e-mail.
      Organized by partnerships of local businesses, the Pajaro Valley Chamber of
      Commerce, the City of Watsonville, the Santa Cruz County Conference and
      Visitors Council, local non-profit agencies, and dedicated volunteers, the
      event coordinators have been meeting since last December to build on and
      improve the 2005 inaugural effort.

      For complete Festival information, go to www.montereybaybirding.org for
      registration, schedule of events, description of field trips, and featured
      speakers, or call 831 763-5600.

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    • watsonvilleflyin
      Pinnacles, Big Sur, Boat Trips Set For Monterey Bay Birding Festival Watsonville (Aug 1, 2006) – An incredible diversity of birds await birders for the
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 6 9:00 PM
        Pinnacles, Big Sur, Boat Trips Set For Monterey Bay Birding Festival

        Watsonville (Aug 1, 2006) – An incredible diversity of birds await
        birders for the second annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival on Sept.
        22-23-24.

        Highlights of the three-day event include field trips to Pinnacles,
        Big Sur, the North Coast of Santa Cruz, boat trips on Monterey Bay,
        talks by renowned avian biologists and workshops.

        The field trips range from the far corners of the Santa Cruz,
        Monterey and San Benito county areas, with the majority focusing on
        the heart of Monterey Bay, such as Elkhorn Slough and the Pajaro
        Valley. All field trips will depart from the Festival headquarters
        at Red Roof Inn, 1620 W. Beach Street, Watsonville.

        The evening presentations will focus on bird migration and local
        bird populations led by Jeff Davis and David Suddjian. Daytime
        lectures include workshops on birds of prey and shorebirds, both of
        which occur in abundance in the region. Unique photos of local
        birds will be featured in each presentation.

        Targeted to beginners and experts alike, most of the trips range in
        price from $10-$20, with the higher fee for a full-day outing. Each
        trip is led by a local birding expert familiar with the area and
        experienced in nature outings. Groups are limited to no more than 20
        people per leader to insure a quality outing. Evening lectures and
        day-time workshops only cost $5. Participants can sign up for as
        many or as few outings as interests them.

        For the more adventurous, some spectacular special outings are being
        offered. Shearwater Journeys will be taking birders on an ocean
        voyage seeking seabirds, true denizens of the open ocean that can't
        be found from land. Whales and dolphins are expected to be seen as
        well. Kayak Connection and Slough Safari are also offering special
        birding tours to allow for a birds-eye view of Elkhorn Slough not
        normally available to the novice.

        Advance e-tickets are now available at www.montereybaybirding.org.
        The ClicknPrint Tickets service not only offers convenient on-line
        purchasing and print-at-home, eTicket delivery, it also allows
        ticket buyers to reprint lost or damaged tickets and to securely
        transfer tickets to others via e-mail.
        Organized by partnerships of local businesses, the Pajaro Valley
        Chamber of Commerce, the City of Watsonville, the Santa Cruz County
        Conference and Visitors Council, local non-profit agencies, and
        dedicated volunteers, the event coordinators have been meeting since
        last December to build on and improve the 2005 inaugural effort.

        For complete Festival information, go to www.montereybaybirding.org
        for registration, schedule of events, description of field trips,
        and featured speakers, or call 831 763-5600.
      • watsonvilleflyin
        Enjoy Wonders of Birding at Monterey Bay Birding Festival Come join us for the 2006 Monterey Bay Birding Festival, Sept. 22-23-24. Whether you re a beginner or
        Message 3 of 3 , Sep 11, 2006
          Enjoy Wonders of Birding at Monterey Bay Birding Festival

          Come join us for the 2006 Monterey Bay Birding Festival, Sept. 22-23-24.
          Whether you're a beginner or an experienced birder, a local resident
          or visiting from afar, you'll discover new places and new birds, and
          have the opportunity to revisit favorite spots here, along the
          spectacular Central Coast of California.

          The Birding Festival has something to offer everyone. Individual trip
          leaders are skilled and knowledgeable in finding birds and helping you
          see them and learn more about them. In fact, we think so highly of our
          leaders we consider them the second most important reason you should
          join us in our outings.

          The first reason, of course, is the birds themselves. The Pajaro Valley
          and the Monterey Bay region are home to an incredible diversity of
          habitats and bird species. Over 600 species of birds have been found in
          California, and the vast majority of these species can be seen in our
          area.

          Fall is perhaps the best time in the Monterey Bay area to enjoy this
          diversity. Shorebirds are still arriving. Some will stay here for the
          winter. Some are passing through from their Alaskan nesting grounds en
          route to Mexico or South America. Offshore, seabirds are converging.
          Land birds, too, are at the peak of their southward migration. This
          annual movement of birds supplements our resident population and creates
          the wonderful diversity of avifauna in our own backyard.

          To introduce you to this incredible natural world, we have assembled
          leaders and speakers of unmatched skill, experience, and passion for
          birds. Among them are experts such as Alvaro Jaramillo, author of The
          Field Guide to Birds of Chile, among several other publications, and a
          leader of not only local trips but of outings all over the world. Debi
          Shearwater brings over 30 years experience leading internationally
          renowned trips on the waters of Monterey Bay itself. No one in the world
          can match her knowledge of our local seabirds. Todd Newberry, author of
          The Ardent Birder, will share his insightful observations and experience
          by leading several field trips. Scott Terrill, primary author of The
          Audubon Master Guide to birding, will be leading a local trip to the
          sloughs of Watsonville.


          Our leaders include several authors of birding books, nine compilers of
          Audubon Christmas Bird Counts, at least eleven leaders of tours
          conducted by National Tour Companies, former and current presidents of
          bird clubs and Audubon chapters, authors of dozens of scientific
          articles on birds, and leaders of literally thousands of bird outings
          and lectures.

          But most of all, our leaders are known for their skill in sharing their
          knowledge, and in sharing the joy and beauty of the natural world. Come
          join them, and share their knowledge and enjoy the wonder of birding
          during our Monterey Bay Birding Festival.

          For advance registration, go to www.montereybaybirding.org
          <http://www.montereybaybirding.org> or for information call 831
          763-5600.





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