SEP 26-27-28: MONTEREY BAY BIRDING FESTIVAL
- BIRDERS, EVERYWHERE,
You are cordially invited to the MONTEREY BAY BIRDING FESTIVAL, which
begins on Friday, September 26 and runs through Sunday, September
28th. Sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors
Council, this year's festival will be headquartered in the brand new
Civic Plaza in downtown Watsonville, a state of the art facility with
a six story, free parking garage for festival folks. All events,
including evening socials, exhibitors, book signing, and the keynote
presentation will take place in the Civic Plaza. For immediate
access, please see the web site: www.montereybaybirding.org now and
register on line for any of 70 activities on offer! Following is a
brief outline of the schedule.
FRIDAY NIGHT FEATURED PRESENTOR: JOHN MOIR, author of, "RETURN OF THE
CONDORS" will present a slide show and sign copies of his award-
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JON DUNN, Saturday, September 27th. Jon, known and
loved by many birders across North America, will present, "Warblers
of North America."
BOOK SIGNING: JON DUNN, JOHN MOIR, BURT GUTTMAN, TODD NEWBERRY at the
Saturday social hour. Meet the authors & get your books autographed!
A series of HONING YOUR BIRDING SKILLS WORKSHOPS WILL BE PRESENTED!
INTRODUCTION TO BIRDING OPTICS by BEN LIZDAS
LARGE SHOREBIRDS by JON DUNN
SMALL SHOREBIRDS by JON DUNN
FINDING YOUR WINGS by BURT GUTTMAN
SEABIRDS OF THE PACIFIC by JIM DANZENBAKER
BEST BIRDING IN NORTH AMERICA by STEPHEN INGRAHAM
Field trips to any number of places and habitats are on offer,
including kayaking, vagrant chasing, Pinnacles National Monument,
Watsonville Sloughs, UCSC Arboretum, Elkhorn Slough, Pinto Lake, and
more. (Sorry, some trips are sold out) Pelagic trips with Shearwater
Journeys are on offer for Sep 27 & 28 with spaces still available.
Sep 26 is sold out. Sorry. (Sep 25 is available).
New this year! We will have a wide range of exhibitors at the Civic
Plaza. This is your chance to test out some new optics, in the hand!
Learn about birding tours, and more! Check it out!
The City of Watsonville invites families with children to take part
in the festival at the Watsonville Nature Center. Free, bilingual
birdwatching events along city trails are on offer.
See the web site for more information, and easy sign up for events. I
hope to see you there!!
Monterey Bay Birding Festival
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