Watsonville Civic Plaza
275 Main Street
Watsonville, CA 95076 United States
The Monterey Bay Birding Festival is home of one of the most spectacular birding and wildlife venues in North America. From soaring Golden Eagles to effortlessly gliding California Condors, cheeky Bushtits to gorgeous Townsend’s Warblers, scampering Snowy Plovers to wheeling flocks of thousands of Sooty Shearwaters, few places can match the diversity of habitats as Monterey Bay. Designed for both seasoned and beginning birders, as well as outdoor lovers, the festival offers a unique opportunity to explore, learn and appreciate world class habitats such as the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Elkhorn Slough National Marine Estuary. Specially designed field trips will take participants to premier birding locations. Or, jump into a kayak and get closer to nature or take a scenic ride at Elkhorn Slough Safari. All field trips are led by top quality, friendly leaders. Registration for each birding event is offered a la carte, so you can mix and match outings according to personal interests. When workshops and field trips are posted on the website, please register online. The Monterey Bay Birding Festival is held each year during fall migration giving you the opportunity to see over 200 species of birds from California Specialties to migrants across three counties. Fun and education field trips, workshops, speakers, vendors, family fun for kids, and delicious receptions. You won’t want to miss this event!