Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 10-13, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, October 10 and 11, will be two days of off-site birding tours around the South Florida Community.
Saturday and Sunday will take place at Fairchild and will be full of activities to inspire lifelong 'birders' and bird novices alike. Leading ornithological experts will give presentations and and answer your bird questions. Take a Bird Walk with an expert birder, buy bird attracting plants for your garden and learn all about our feathered friends at Fairchild's Birding Festival.
The James A. Kushlan Keynote Speaker of the Bird Festival will be Ted Floyd.
Ted Floyd is the Editor of Birding magazine, the flagship publication of the American Birding Association. He is also an instructor with the Institute for Field Ornithology,and a frequent speaker at bird festivals and other birding events. Floyd is the author of several books and more than a hundred articles on birds and other aspects of natural history. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife Kei, daughter Hannah, and son Andrew.
James A. Kushlan Keynote Lecture: My Favorite Bird, Ted Floyd
Ted Floyd presents James A. Kushlan Keynote Lecture My Favorite Bird. The title of the presentation sounds simple enough. But Ted Floyd's keynote address will explore such matters as science, self-concept, and the meaning of life! Get ready for a lively and quirky investigation of why certain birds are our favorites, and why our favorite birds say a lot about ourselves.
James A. Kushlan Keynote Lecture: Warbler Identification, Ted Floyd
Ted Floyd will discuss Warbler Identification. Warblers are the quintessential North American birds. Each spring, we are dazzled by their bright colors, and we marvel at their lengthy migrations. But warblers can pose identification challenges, especially in the fall. In this interactive and entertaining presentation, Ted Floyd encourages us to begin anew with warbler migration. We'll learn to approach bird identification in a whole new way.
Check back for updates on our lecturers for Saturday and Sunday.
Calling all photographers! We invite you to submit your photographs of Birds of South Florida. A total of 20 photographs will be selected to be displayed during the festival. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Membership will be awarded to the photographers whose work is chosen for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Adopt a Red-shouldered Hawk, an Anhinga or an Ibis today and support Fairchild.
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Fairchild's South Florida Birding Festival is made possible with the generous support of the James A. Kushlan Bird Conservation Program.
Thank you to our sponsor:
Admission: Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under.
Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17.
Eco-discount: If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Members, remember to bring your Rewards Card to earn your gift passes!
Military Discount: We are pleased to offer active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Please present Military IDs.