Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Virtual Festival

January 29-31, 2021

 

All online! Featuring exclusive webinars, workshops, and virtual field trips

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The tradition continues in 2021 with the 24th Annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival offering great speakers, education workshops, and of course, social interactions. This year, however, we will be doing all of this online with many virtual sessions — some live, some pre-recorded, and some interactive!

More than 60 Presentations

Everything in your registration will be available for replay until July 31, 2021!

 

Keynote Presentations

The Enigma of Bird Behavior John Kricher
The History of Ornithology and Birding Scott Weidensaul

Basic Pass

A Year in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Skye Haas
Airboat Birding Along the St Johns River and the Tosohatchee Swamp Barbara Eager
Beyond the Space Coast: Caribbean Rarities – Part 1 Gabriel Lugo
Beyond the Space Coast: Caribbean Rarities – Part 2 Gabriel Lugo
Beyond the Space Coast: The Dry Tortugas Adrian Binns
Bird Migration in Iberia (Portugal & Spain) João Jara
Birding Big Bend Lee Hoy
Birding Colombia Giovani Ortiz
Birding Guatemala Rob Ripma
Birding in Paradise: Papua New Guinea Adam Walleyn
Birding on Safari in South Africa Josh Engel
California Pelagics Alvaro Jaramillo
Cassowary Ken Burgener
Central Florida Specialties Jim Eager
Costa Rica Mario Cordoba & Debbie Jordan
Cruise Ship Birding Linda Warschauer
Five Lessons Learned as a Non-Male Birder Mollee Brown
Florida’s Gentle Giants Barbara Eager
Galapagos: The Enchanted Islands Kevin Loughlin
Gull Fly-in: LIVE!
Hawaii’s Birds on the Brink
Mandy Talpas
My Big Year: Nature Can Heal Joe Blanda
Painting through a Pandemic Christina Baal
Panama Carlos Bethancourt
Peru Gunnar Engblom
Rails Erin Lehnert
Space Coast Welcome Laurilee Thompson
Top 10 Birds of the Space Coast Adrian Binns
Tranquilo Bay, Panama Jim Kimball
Shorebirds of Merritt Island Kevin Karlson

Bird ID Skills

Eastern Warbler ID Simplified Part 1 Kevin Karlson
Eastern Warbler ID Simplifies Part 2 Kevin Karlson
Flash ID: Learning the Features of the Sibley App Greg Miller
Flash ID: Female Mergansers Chris Brown
Flash ID: Clay-colored and Chipping Sparrows Chris Brown
Flash ID: Brown vs. Black Noddy Adrian Binns
Flash ID: LeConte’s Sparrow Adam Walleyn
Flash ID: Purple Gallinule vs. Grey-headed Swamphen Adrian Binns
Flash ID: White-winged vs. Yellow-chevroned Parakeets Adrian Binns
Introduction to Gull ID Amar Ayyash
Shorebird ID Simplified Part 1 Kevin Karlson
Shorebird ID Simplified Part 2 Kevin Karlson
Shorebird ID Simplified Part 3 Kevin Karlson
Shorebird ID Simplified Part 4 Kevin Karlson

Photography Skills

Light… Shadow… Background! Kevin Loughlin
Enhancing Your Bird Photography Skills Lee Hoy
The Olympus OM-D System & Bird Photography Lee Hoy
Top 10 ways to make your photography worse! Lee Hoy
Making the Most of the Wildlife Photographic Experience Lee Hoy
Manual Settings Made Easy Lisa Langell
Photographing Birds in Flight Lisa Langell
Photographing Wildlife in High-key Style Lisa Langell
5 Nature Photography Rules you Should Start Breaking NOW Lisa Langell
Bird Photography: Backyards and Beyond Rob Knight
Lightroom Basics: Organize and Optimize Rob Knight
Modern Technology for Nature Photography Rob Knight
Composition Tips for Better Bird Photography Rob Knight

Get the All-Access Pass

$299

MORE THAN 60 PRESENTATIONS

30+ Presentations about Birding in Florida and Around the World
15
Birding Identification Workshops
13 Photography Workshops
2 Keynote Presentations

Or Customize Your Virtual Festival Experience

Basic Pass

$59

30+ Presentations about Birding in Florida and Around the World

Basic Pass
+ Keynotes

$99

30+ Presentations about Birding in Florida and Around the World
2 Keynote Presentations

Basic Pass
+ Bird ID Skills

$179

30+ Presentations about Birding in Florida and Around the World
15 Birding Identification Workshops
2 Keynote Presentations

Basic Pass
+ Photography Skills

$199

30+ Presentations about Birding in Florida and Around the World
13
Photography Workshops
2 Keynote Presentations

Note: With this many presentations, change is inevitable! Please be aware that the schedule is subject to change without notice.

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New Location for 2022 Festival

Brevard Nature Alliance is excited to announce we have found a new home for the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival! Having outgrown the premises used for many years in the Titusville area we are pleased to announce that our new home for the 2022-2023-2024 festivals will be the Radisson Resort at the Port, Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The Radisson Resort was chosen for the amount of exhibit center and meeting space they were able to offer us, along with proximity to a number of restaurants, other hotels, attractions, and ease of access to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and birding sites that have made the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival the must go to festival for fabulous field trips and birds! It’s an easy shuttle ride from Orlando airport if you choose to not rent a car, hotel rooms will be available at special birder rates…imagine being able to sleep there, board a bus there, come back and enjoy the presentations, stroll through the two exhibit centers and then walk to a variety of nearby restaurants!

Mark your calendars! We hope to see you for our 25th Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, February 2nd-6th, 2022. Help us celebrate 25 years of amazing birding!

Purple Gallinule artwork by Christina Baal of Drawing 10,000 Birds

2022 Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival: February 2-6, 2022 at the Radisson Resort at the Port, Cape Canaveral, Florida

A new look for the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival!

Presenting our new logo for 2021! Our new logo, designed by Nighthawk Agency, features a new take on our Florida endemic bird species, the Florida Scrub Jay. You’ll also notice the sawgrass fronds and a nod to our namesake, the Space Coast!

Space Coast Logo

Discover why Florida’s Space Coast is your launch pad to incredible nature-based experiences. The Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival features world class photographers, field trips, workshops and presentations. Florida is rich in native populations of wildlife and birds, but it is also on a busy route for migrating birds stopping over for the winter. Florida’s Space Coast – home to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Canaveral National Seashore, and Kennedy Space Center, is one of the best birding locations in the United States because it is situated at the convergence of two zones — temperate and subtropical — creating a natural diversity of unique habitats that attract varied bird species.

For a crash course on Florida’s wildlife, this Festival is ideal for all ages, from beginners to veterans.

The Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival continually strives to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of all people worldwide. We will continue to build on our inclusive community and environment going forward.

We are open to suggestions on how to provide a welcoming and safe environment at the festival for all birders, photographers, and nature enthusiasts. If you have an idea or would like to recommend yourself or someone else as a presenter, guide, vendor, or sponsor at the 25th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, February 2nd – 6th, 2022 please complete the form below. Planning will begin in July of 2021 and you will be contacted for further details at that time.

A decision was made to host the 2021 virtual festival to thank and support the businesses and organizations that have supported the festival through the years—reaching out to our past sponsors, vendors, and guides to be a part of the virtual festival at no cost to them. We felt that given the devastating effects that the pandemic has had on birding and ecotourism, this was the best way to support the SCBWF family despite our extremely limited resources given the cancellation of the actual event due to an abundance of caution. Thank you for supporting this event and the SCBWF family.

Contact

321 268 5224

festival@brevardnaturealliance.org

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