San Diego Bird Festival Open Programs
as of 2/14/18
Updated weekly until the festival opens.

T01 Birding the Border
T03 Hawk Alley

T03B North County and Camp Pendleton
T10a Shooting on the Dark Side (classroom plus field)

F02 San Diego 100: A Big Day
F04 Coastal Highlights
F05 Hawk Alley

F06 Dancing with Grebes (photographers and artists)
F07 Pelagic Trip
F07A Border Highlights

Sa02 Birding the Border
Sa03 San Diego 100: A Big Day
Sa03A San Diego Top 10 Target Birds
Sa05  Laguna and Cuyamaca Mountain Trip
Sa09 Rocky Shores
Sa10 Pelagic Trip
Sa12 Balboa Park and the Nat 

Su03 Photography with Paul Bannick: Feeders at Silverwood
Su05  Dances with Grebes- Birders
Su06 Pelagic Trip
Su08 Bicycle Birding
Su10 Short and Sweet Birding Tecolote Canyon 

T07 Wild Bird Photography
T09  Shorebird ID, the most important things
T10 Shooting on the Dark Side (classroom portion)
T11 Birding the American Tropics
T13 Snacks and Suds Mixer
T14 Pelagic Bird ID 
 Now in a bigger room!
T15 Nature Photography with Swarovski Optik

F08 Nature Photography with Swarovski Optik
F09A Sensor Cleaning Demystified
F10 Southeastern Arizona Birding Festival with Tucson Audubon
F12 The Birds of Southern Portugal
F13 Wintering Gulls and other Advanced ID
F16 Advances in Mirrorless Cameras for Bird Photography
F19 Owling Tips

Sa16 Optics Show and Tell
Sa17 Wildlife Photography with Point and Shoot Cameras
Sa18 Photography gear Show and Tell
Sa19 Madagascar
Sa20 Rivers of Raptors
Sa21 Birding in Iberia
Sa23 Easy Digiscoping with Zeiss
Sa24 Thank You Mixer
Sa25 Raptor ID

Su11 Experiencing The Beauty of Nature with a Camera
Su11A Birding in Iberia
Su12 Parrots in San Diego!
Su13A Take the Lab into the Field Sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology NEW
Su14 7 Fold Path to Better Birding---now in a bigger room!
Su16 Best Tree Care Practices for Nesting Birds 
Su18 Birds and Bugs with Zovargo

W01 Mixer
W04 Uncommon Crow 
T17 Perils and Pitfalls of Birding with Bill Thompson III
F21 Keynote Dinner with Julie Zickefoose

Sa24 Thank You Mixer
Sa26 California Young Birders program and social
Su19A Lives of North American Owls with Paul BannickJUST ADDED!
Su20 Birds and Music with Bill Thompson III and the Rain Crows---now in a bigger room!

Exhibit hall 
  W 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  Th 3:00 -6:00 pm
  F 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  Sa noon - 7:00 pm
  Su 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Printable 2018 Bird Festival Brochure [PDF]
  • Printable 2018 Registration Worksheet/Mail-in Registration Form [PDF]
  • Complete list of sightings from 2017 Festival [PDF]
  • 2018 Silent Auction Donor Form [PDF]
  • 2018 California Young Birders Scholarship Form [PDF]
  • A listing of our Ethical Birding Guidelines
Hosted by San Diego Audubon Society
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Heermann's Gull Level $3500+ 
 Swarovski OpticsFish and Wildlife ServicesNational Wildlife Refuge Services

Red-shouldered Hawk Level $1500-$3499
Bird Watcher's Digest

Rhinoceros Auklet $1000-$1499
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Out of This World
Eagle Optics

Ridgway's Rail $500-$999
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Hunt's Photo and Video 
BRANT Nature Tours
Cheepers! Birding on a Budget
Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival

California Gnatcatcher $250-$499
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Wrentit up to $249

Marcy Gray 


Bird Festival Sponsors

Contact Info

4010 Morena Blvd
Suite #100
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 273-7800

Office Hours

Our office is staffed by volunteer receptionists. Please call (858) 273-7800 before planning your visit to ensure someone will be there to assist you.