Park: Salton Sea SRA
1ST ANNUAL BIRDING FESTIVAL AT THE SALTON SEA STATE RECREATION AREA ON THE NORTH SHORE OF THE GREAT SALTON SEA
Sponsored by the Sea and Desert Interpretive Association and California State Parks
All profits stay in the park and are used by our non-profit association to promote educational and interpretive activities to conserve the unique natural and historical values of the Salton Sea.
Please call the Visitor Center for more information or to register for the festival at 760-393-3810 or 760-393-3059.
The Salton Sea is one of the largest remaining wetlands in all of California and an important stop for millions of birds along the Pacific Flyway. Over 400 species of birds have been identified here throughout the year.
Registration fees are $50 dollars per person or $100 per family for the full package, and includes the Friday night reception, kids activities, Saturday birding walks and field trips, an evening program, and a special birdwatching kayak tour on Sunday.
Full festival fees also include two nights of tent camping and a Salton Sea tee shirt for each adult. Kids tees are extra.
Day use to the festival is $10 for adults and $25 for families
All activities meet at the Visitor Center.
Field trip transportation is by carpool.
Friday, January 18th
4 pm Check in and Registration at the Visitor Center
6 pm Welcome Refreshments and Keynote speaker
Saturday, January 19th
Coffee and Muffins at the VC
8 am Deck chair Birding
9 am Birding Walk
Kids Chalk Art Contest
Junior Ranger Program (kids aged 7-12)
Drawing Birds Seminar
noon Lunch on your own
1 pm Fieldtrips & seminars
1. Basic Birding
2. Wild Bird Center Tour
3. Wetlands & Salton Sea History Museum Tour
4. Points South to Salt Creek and the Alamo River
6pm Evening Campfire Program
Sunday, January 20th
10 am Kayak birding tour*
Enjoy the view from the water.
Children under 12 must be partnered with an adult.
*This is an easy 2 hour tour
OPTIONAL FIELD TRIP $30.00
9:30 - 5:00 Trip to Sonny Bono Wildlife Refuge with leader Kurt Leuschner from College of the Desert
To reserve call The Living Desert Education Center 760-346-5694
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Event DatesFriday, January 18, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013