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10th San Diego Bird Festival
San Diego - CA
February 9-12, 2006
Phone: 619-682-7200 - E-mail:
Discover the diverse avian habitats of southern California, from desert to mountain to seashore. Register for fieldtrips and classes suited for the beginner birder as well as the advanced. Free activities for family and children also. Our banquet keynote speaker will be Pete Dunne, author of many books and articles and active with New Jersey Audubon.


9th Annual Salton Sea International Bird Festival
Imperial, CA
February 17-20, 2006
Phone: 760-344-5359 - E-mail:
Over 400 recorded species. Can see 100 species per day - Salton Sea - Desert - Wetlands - Agriculture - Awesome birding on Pacific Flyway - Affordable - Perfect weather. Typically 70's - SUN - SUN - SUN - Experienced guides, friendly people.


12th Annual Kern River Valley Birding & Bioregions Festival
Kernville, Weldon - CA
April 29- 30, 2006
rtollefson@audubon.org or krpfriends@lightspeed.net
The Kern Valley Bioregions Festival is a celebration of our natural and recreational diversity at the height of spring abundance. Within our intimate wild mix of habitat types and bioregions (distinct major regions of life) may be found plants and animals of the Central Valley, Chaparral, Great Basin, Mojave Desert, and Sierra Nevada. This grand mix is unparalleled anywhere else in the United States and Canada. Arts & Music Astronomy   Birds & Birding Butterflies Children's Activities Education Fishes & Fishing Geology Hiking, Running, & Walking Rafting Mammals Native American Heritage Plants & Wildflowers Postal Service Official BioFest Cancellation Reptiles & Amphibians Resource Management Wildlife Art Show Western & Kern Valley Heritage


Yosemite Birding Festival
Yosemite National Park
Headquarters: El Portal, CA
May 5-7, 2006
Phone: 209/379-2321 - E-mail:
Field trips and presentations will explore the park at its most dynamic time of year, with full waterfalls, blooming dogwoods, and birds arriving on territories. Field trips to locations throughout the park including Yosemite Valley, Foresta, Crane Flat, and more. All proceeds go to the park.


Walk on the Wildside
Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
at the Beach Lake Preserve
Freeport, CA
May 20, 2006
Phone: 916-875-WILD - E-mail:
"Walk on the Wildside" on Saturday, May 20, 2006. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. It is located at the Beach Lake Preserve Picnic Area, just south of the town of Freeport. This free event usually attracts over 2,000 visitors, who enjoy live animal edu-tainment, more than 25 exhibitors and vendors, guided and self-guided tours of the refuge and neighboring Bufferlands, educational demonstrations and displays, children's activities and activity booklet & prizes, food, live music, and more. Winners of a childrens' art and essay contest will be announced during the day by local County Board of Supervisors. This is also one of the California Native Plant Society's annual spring plant sales! The event is held outdoors in beautiful lush surroundings bordered by riparian trees and nearby wetlands.


Monterey Bay Birding Festival
Watsonville, CA
September 22 - 24, 2006
Phone: 831-763-5600 or or 800-833-3494

Participate with Central Coast birding enthusiasts in a full weekend of activities centered in the heart of the Monterey Bay's world-renowned birding area. The festival features expert-led guided walks, field trips, special presentations, and lectures. Guided walks will take you through areas of the Pajaro Valley, located on the Pacific Flyway, a major stopover and wintering grounds for western birds. Visit www.santacruz.org for additional information on lodging or general travel information.



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