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Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

2017 Special Festival Events


Friday, January 13         5:00-6:30 p.m.        Community Center

Evening ReceptionEnjoy wine and cheese and meet fellow birders in the Bird Festival Bazaar area. Browse through the vendor booths featuring binoculars and scopes, books and CDs, garden art, watercolors and nature photography, wood carvings, jewelry, clothing and more!


Saturday, January 14    7:00-8:30 P.M.        Morro Bay High School

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Sheri Williamson - Hummingbirds: Small Wonders

Tiny they may be, but hummingbirds know how to live large. Dazzling colors, "singing" feathers, huge brains, voracious appetites, pugnacious personalities, continent-spanning migrations, and sometimes scandalous sex lives are just a few of the qualities that have earned these miniature marvels a devoted following far beyond the birding community.



Sunday, January 15        7:00-8:30 P.M.       

SPEAKER:  Tom Wood -- The Hummer with a Silver Bracelet -- Examining 25 Years of Hummingbird Banding

This program recounts more than two decades of studying hummingbirds in southeastern Arizona in one of the longest-running banding projects of its type. We'll see the evolution of banding techniques, see what has been learned during the project, what questions remain and discuss the future of banding. Along the way we will travel to Colombia and Ecuador to help with banding projects in the tropics.


"FUN FOR THE FAMILY" DAYBirding and More -- content update in October

Saturday, January 15    9:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M.   Follow the link to see the Family Day page for more information.