San Diego Bird Festival to nestle next week

February 21, 2013 by  

The 2013 San Diego Bird Festival will take place in a week’s time, with all events and workshops throughout to be held at the Marina Village. Field trips will also depart from this area.

Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, John Fitzpatrick will participate in co-leading various bird watching trips, as well as conducting workshops. Fitzpatrick focuses his research on ecology and conservation biology, in addition to population genetics regarding endangered birds – specifically the Florida Scrub Jay. He is the author of a related book that earned him the William Brewster Award, which is the highest award in research from the American Ornithologists’ Union.

The editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest, Bill Thompson, will co-host the bird trips and present various workshops throughout the festival. He has led bird trips in more than 25 countries and is the author of many books.

Many excursions are planned with various options. Registration is available online and provides a registration worksheet to plan the events. A brochure is downloadable via the San Diego Audubon Society website. The registration fee for the festival is $20. Family events scheduled for Sunday are free and registration is not required.

Printing companies are involved in providing services to assist with the management and promotion of events of this type. Banner printing is a key step in producing directional signage for the event as well as the outdoor excursions. Banners are highly visible and have a long life due to the heavy vinyl and reinforced seams a print company uses to make them.

The event will take place from February 28 through March 3.