The Iberia Bird Festival

…and still on the subject of birds, Cabo de Gata Photography is very proud to be a supporter of the Iberia Bird Festival to be held at the Hotel de Naturaleza Rodalquilar near the village of Rodalquilar in the heart of Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. The festival will run from Friday 7th through to Sunday 9th September 2012. Food and drinks will be available at the centre throughout the festival, a full catering service is provided.

The festival is provided FREE OF CHARGE to visitors. The official Iberia Bird Festival website can be found by clicking here. Please see also the article by BirdWatch magazine, Viva Iberia Bird Festival!

Trumpeter Finch

Trumpeter Finch

All profits will be donated to the education project of the Osprey Migration Foundation (OMF). Please support this festival and help us link communities and schools throughout the world.

The Iberia Bird Festival is organised and founded by Jesus Contreras of Oz Nature and Peter Jones of Spanish Nature. Jesus is a well known naturalist based in Almería. He acts as a Birdwatching, Nature and Cultural guide, specialising in Almería province Andalucía. He is also a writer and works professionally as an ornithologist on local projects. Peter is chairman of the Andalucia Bird Society, author, artist, researcher and has been involved in various species specific research programmes, a bird ringer for over 40 years! Peter is now occupied with various nature education / development projects & guiding for wildlife / nature tour companies.

The approximate itinerary will be as follows:

Friday – Exhibitor’s and Open Day

  • Official opening (includes local produce cheese, jamon and wines) followed by lectures and local optional excursions. Bicycle hire is also available on site.
  • Four lectures of 40 minutes duration each, two in Spanish and two in English.

Saturday – Conference / Lecture Day

  • Four lectures of 40 minutes duration each, two in Spanish and two in English.
  • Optional excursions available to view local birds and bicycle hire is also available. Plus morning excursion to the Cabo de Gata saltpans (Las Salinas de Cabo de Gata).

Sunday – Lectures am,

  • Four lectures of 40 minutes duration each, two in Spanish and two in English.
  • Optional excursions available, also bicycle hire can be arranged on site.
  • Bird Marathon all day.
  • End of festival party evening and declaring the winners of the bird marathon.

Translations will be available for all lectures by headsets.

I hope we will see you here!


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