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Twelfth Annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival

On-line Registration opens on July 4, 2016 at 7 a.m. PDT

Watsonville, CA – June 27, 2016 –The Twelfth Annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival Association announces the opening of on-line registration on July 4, 2016, at 7 a.m. PDT. Registration will be available at

This year's festival takes place Friday, September 23rd, through Sunday, September 25th, 2016, and promises to be one of the best ever, with stimulating field trips, workshops, and speakers, including multiple new offerings. Strategically hosted during fall migration, the festival provides participants with over 250 bird species, as well as whales, dolphins, and otters on pelagic tours of Monterey Bay. "Read More ..."

Mindful Birding Creates New Listing of West Coast Bird Festivals That Recognize Conservation Action and Attention to Ethics

Birders who reference this list can choose festivals where participation translates into healthier bird populations, and similarly they can choose festivals that have given thoughtful consideration to birding ethics. The Monterey Bay Birding Festival has been awarded the highest designation currently available for birding festivals. "Read More ..."


International Migratory Bird Day 2016 Celebration

Conservation Organizations Collaborate to Host Community Events

Watsonville, CA – April 21, 2016 For the first time, four unique conservation organizations located in the Pajaro Valley of Central California are collaborating together to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. The Watsonville Wetlands Watch, City of Watsonville Nature Center, Monterey Bay Birding Festival Association, and Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve are working in cooperation to hold free, fun-filled community events that highlight these birds and the forest and wetland habitats they live in on the coast of the Monterey Bay. "Read More ..."

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