Monterey Bay Birding Festival Sept. 22-25, 2011
- The seventh annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival, home of one of the most spectacular birding and wildlife venues in North America, is just around the corner.
The four-day festival is Sept. 22-25, headquartered at the Watsonville Civic Plaza, located between Monterey and Santa Cruz.
This is your chance to see 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 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.
It's not too late to register. Go to www.montereybaybirding.org to see the variety of field trips, workshops and featured speakers.