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SOUTHEAST ARIZONA BIRDING FESTIVAL | August 8–12, 2018| Tucson, AZ

Nature Expo

Join the festivities at the Nature Expo! Featuring fun, games, free talks and vendors all held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels near Reid Park. See map for directions. See full schedule

Hours:

  • Friday, August 10, 12:00pm — 6:00pm
  • Saturday, August 11, 10:00am — 6:00pm
  • Sunday, August 12, 10:00am — 2:00pm

 

Free Talks-Please register below for each you want to attend:

Thursday, August 9:

Easy Digiscoping with Carl Zeiss Sports Optics at Reid Park with Richard Moncrief
  • 10:00am – 11:00am
  • FREE. Register here (coming soon)

Learn about simple ways to use a spotting scopes to take beautiful images of the natural word! Includes us of both smart phones and mirrorless camera systems. We will also take a look at post processing of your images.

Getting Started with eBird – Making eBird easy! with Jennie Macfarland
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • FREE. Register here (coming soon)

eBird, the free online birding tool, is changing the face of modern birding. The goal of this internet-based checklist system is to harness the power of both birding and science. It allows you to keep track of your bird records online and share them with the birding community, while making them available for science and conservation efforts. eBird allows birders to post sightings, keep life lists, manage their personal records and has amazing output maps and features. This workshop will teach you what eBird is and why it’s important that you contribute, show you what it can do for you as a birder, and teach you how to get started. Join Jennie MacFarland, Tucson Audubon’s Bird Conservation Biologist, and get empowered to make your observations count!

Friday, August 10:

How to Choose an International Birding Tour with David Pearson
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • FREE. Register here (coming soon)

Based on the book he co-authored, “Global Birding”, and published by National Geographic Society, Dave Pearson will give accounts of his favorite birding site on each continent and then lead a discussion on the pros and cons of choosing a tour company, local guides or going it on your own in the quest to see your world life list soar.

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447