Bird Lists and Ethical Birding Guidelines

Please download the past three years Species List which includes a checklist for 2015. Note that all birds seen during the 2015 festival are shown in BOLD font and new birds seen this year, but not normally on the checklist, are shown with an asterisk.

The Monterey Bay Birding Festival is committed to ethical bird watching behavior by adopting and adhering to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. The festival distributes its code of ethics to field trip leaders and attendees to provide guidance on how birders can achieve safe and gratifying bird watching experiences without altering the ability of birds to behave naturally.

Ethical Birding Guidelines

We offer a variety of bird watching field trips that will connect participants to nature through the splendor of birds. By strengthening participants’ connections to nature, and by providing guidance on ethical birding and nature conservation, the Monterey Bay Birding Festival is serving as a model for other birding festivals and helping attendees become even stronger messengers for and supporters of conservation for birds and people.