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Hotels

Headquarters - Quality Inn Kennedy Space Center

3655 Cheney Highway, Titusville, FL 32780

This is our official Festival Headquarters hotel. They will be offering complimentary continental breakfast at 3am for the early birders. A more traditional breakfast featuring hot items and their famous waffles will begin at 6am. The hotel also includes complimentary WiFi and a lovely heated saltwater pool with waterfall. Birder’s Discount starts at $89 for a standard room facing the highway. HOTEL HAS NO ELEVATORS so be sure to book a first floor if needed. The cost will be slightly higher but still discounted for an upgraded room such as one away from the highway upstairs, a first-floor room, or a room with a King bed. Call 321-269-7110 or 888-326-9468 and ask for the LBIRD rate. Also, you can book online here.

Rooms must be booked before December 31, 2018.

Fairfield by Marriott

4735 Helen Hauser Blvd., Titusville, FL 32780

Brevard Nature Alliance member.

Hotel next door to Cracker Barrel. Hotel will be serving a free limited “early bird” breakfast January 24-27 beginning at 3:30am each day. The full free hot breakfast buffet will begin at 6:30am weekdays and 7am Sat and Sun. Hotel features free wireless Internet, 24-hour business center, exercise room, and outdoor heated pool. Rooms have mini-refrigerators and microwaves. Reservations must be made before December 31st and are subject to availability so book early. Festival room rate is $149 and can be reserved by calling (321) 385-1818 and asking for the Birding Festival Rate or visit https://www.marriott. com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp. mi?resLinkData=the%2022nd%20 Annual%20Space%Coast%20 Birding%20%26%20Wildlife%20

TownePlace Suites Titusville Kennedy Space Center

4760 Helen Hauser Blvd., Titusville, FL 32780

321-603-0811

Brand New Hotel. Complimentary continental breakfast at 3am for the early birders. A more traditional breakfast featuring hot items will be from 6am – 9:30am. The hotel also includes complimentary WiFi and a heated saltwater pool, outdoor grill and fire pit. All rooms feature kitchenettes. This Green Hotel features in room recycling, dispensers for bath amenities, linen and towel reuse program, light touch housekeeping service for extended stay guests, and electric car charging station. Birder’s Discount starts at $149 for a King Studio and $159 for Double Queen Studio. Please call the hotel directly and ask for the Birder Discount. Rooms must be booked by Dec 31, 2018.

Best Western Space Shuttle Inn

3455 Cheney Highway, Titusville, FL 32780-2502

The family-owned and American-operated Best Western Space Shuttle Inn offers premium amenities and personalized service for an unforgettable Titusville hotel experience. We offer every guest a complimentary full breakfast, free Wi-Fi, the convenience of our on-site Durango Steakhouse and Lounge, access to the lobby computer and printer, cable satellite television and full use of property barbeques. After a day of exploring area attractions, our spacious accommodations provide a comfortable place to relax and unwind. Guests can only make reservations by calling 321-269-9100. Ask for the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival rate at $74.99 per night. Reservations must be made by Dec 31 or the room rates and availability cannot be guaranteed.

Holiday Inn Express Cocoa

301 Tucker Lane , Cocoa, Florida 32926

Come discover the convenience and down home hospitality the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cocoa has to offer you. Our upscale hotel offers a variety of rooms and suites to accommodate nearly every person and family. We also include a hot breakfast to get your morning started quickly and conveniently. Early Birders can get even get their breakfast at earlier times if requested in advance. Our pool, spa, and Fitness Center will allow everyone to relax and enjoy our quiet, convenient location. Getting work done is just as easy with our complimentary high-speed wireless throughout the hotel as well as a Business Center. Be use to ask for the Birding Festival Rate using BWF as the code for a rate of $113 a night.

Use code BWF on their website https://www.ihg.com/ holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/cocoa/coiaa/hoteldetail or call (321) 635-9975 and mention the code when booking.

Days Inn Titusville

3755 Chenny HWY, Titusville, FL 32780

The Days Inn offers free breakfast from 6am – 10am, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour onsite guest laundry, large guest rooms that can have a refrigerator and microwave upon request, and the outdoor pool in our area. The hotel is offering 20% off room rates to anyone coming to town for the festival. Rates fluctuate between about $84 & $109 plus tax depending on how soon in advance guests’ book. When booking, guests can either reference the discount code, which is LBLS, or the Birding Festival. There will no deadline for booking. Please call the hotel directly at 321-269-4480.

For additional information on local accommodations for camping, rv-ing, or Airbnb, please contact the Titusville Chamber of Commerce at (321) 267-3036 or visit their website at http://titusville.org/ Or contact the Space Coast Office of Tourism at (321) 433-4470 or visit their website at http://www.visitspacecoast.com/

Giving Back to Conservation

The Brevard Nature Alliance is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2019 Space Coast Birding andWildlife Festival initiative“Giving Back to Conservation” is the Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary. Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary(FWH) opened its doors as a grassroots non-profit facility in 1973. The mission has always remained the same: to aid injured, sick and orphaned Florida native wildlife and migratory birds and return them to their place in the ecosystem. Patient numbers have increased steadily with about 5000 patients now annually getting care. There is no charge to drop off an animal in need — some remain for 6 months or more. The average cost per patient per day is about $5.00.

FWH is a unique and important resource for Brevard County. In addition to providing quality animal care, FWH answers questions regarding wildlife in need, ranging from what to do with a baby animal that may have been found, to why that woodpecker is pounding on the gutters. With the great number of patients and a limited budget, FWH could not function without dedicated volunteers, who range from high school students to retirees. Staff and volunteers keep our hospital running, provide educational programs and work with our live ambassador animals, fulfilling another important role of FWH: wildlife education. These programs are a hit for school groups, summer camps and retirement facilities. Last year, our volunteers contributed over 16,000 hours helping to keep wildlife wild. There are many rewarding volunteer opportunities available at FWH.

FWH is licensed by the state and federal government but receives no funding from them. We have built great relationships with many organizations including Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Vero Beach Humane Society, as well as other Florida wildlife rehabilitators. These relationships are important for creating the best outcome for wildlife in our area. Our goal is to use the funds raised in the silent auction for medical equipment upgrades, medications, and diagnostic testing currently not available to us.

Silent Auction

Proceeds from the Silent Auction are used to fund our “Giving Back to Conservation” initiative. Every year we take 100% of the Silent Auction net proceeds and donate them to a worthy, environmentally – related cause in Brevard County, home of the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. Last year we raised over $5,000 , which was donated to The Enchanted Forest, Titusville, FL. The recipient of this year’s proceeds, as voted on by the Brevard Nature Alliance Board of Directors, is the Florida Wildlife Hospital, Melbourne, FL.

Please Browse and Bid on a Limited edition print from Birdwatchers Digest, Kowa and Zeiss Binoculars, a Wildside Big Year Tour, birding books, field guides, camera accessories, just to name a few. Look for the “Buy it Now” tags on certificates for local restaurants and taverns.

Location – Right side of the stage in the rear of the Exhibit Center – just follow the signs! Bidding starts at 12:00pm on Wednesday, January 23rd. Bidding will close on Saturday, January 26th at 3:00pm. Items will be available for pick up from 3:30pm – 4:30pm in the same location. We will accept cash, check (must provide copy of driver’s license) Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

No items will be mailed. Bids will be voided on any item not picked up by 4:30pm and will be available until 5:00pm to the next bidder.