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San Diego Audubon Announces 20th Annual Bird Festival, March 3-6

San Diego CA— Bird lovers of all ages will celebrate 20 years of birds and local bird habitats at the “Sea, Sage, and Sand” Bird Festival from March 3-6 at locations throughout San Diego County.

San Diego Audubon invites the public to spend four days celebrating the region’s abundant collection of bird species – one of the most diverse in the country – and foster an appreciation of San Diego’s extraordinary bird population.

The festival comes packed with a variety of dynamic activities, including more than 40 field trips around San Diego County to spot hundreds of bird species, bird photography and art workshops, an optics fair to test top-tier bird-watching equipment, and rare opportunities to bird in untraditional locations, such as on a sport-fishing boat, a bike or on horseback.

On the final day of the festival, Audubon presents an expanded Family Day with bird-friendly fun for all ages. Parents and children will learn about San Diego’s bird populations with hands-on activities that include building birdhouses, exploring guided nature walks, and more.

“There’s something for everyone at the 20th Annual Bird Festival, whether you’re a birding expert or just curious about local wildlife,” says Jen Hajj, festival coordinator at the San Diego Audubon Society. “Family Day has become a key highlight of the festival and we’re looking forward to teaching children to appreciate and enjoy the beauty of our flying friends.”

In addition to a full lineup of fun and interactive activities for people of all ages, the festival also includes educational seminars with expert presenters, including keynote speaker, environmental author and President of the American Birding Association Jeffrey Gordon.

“For 20 years, we’ve made it our responsibility to show people that loving birds isn’t exclusive, but a lively and fun way to appreciate local wildlife that anybody can enjoy,” says Hajj. “After all, we’re calling it a festival – not a conference – for a reason.”

For a full schedule of activities and to register, please click here. Registration is available for individual tours, workshops and single activities.

For more information on the San Diego Audubon Society, please visit sandiegoaudubon.org.