Festival program


IMPORTANT NOTE: registration is required for all activities (free or not).

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6

Welcome party, toast and sea gastronomy

Date and time: Thursday December 6 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Molino Viejo restaurant

*Free admission

Included:

  • Appetizers and wine for the first 130 attendees
  • Live music
  • Information booths (about activities and workshops)

Not included:

  • Food and drinks (to order)

Description:

This day is to celebrate the start of the festival and we will mark the beginning of the 2nd. Birdwatching Marathon in San Quintín Bay. In addition, there will be booths where we will provide information about the activities and workshops of the festival.

Recommendations:

Arrive on time

2nd. Birdwatching Marathon in San Quintín Bay

Category: advanced

Date and time: starts Thursday December 6 at 5:00 pm and ends on Saturday December 8 at 1:00 pm

*Free registration

Included:

  •       Printed list of common birds of the area
  •       Participation certificate

Not included:

  •       Binoculars
  •       Transportation

Participation guidelines: http://terrapeninsular.org/en/birdwatching-marathon/

Send an email to Jonathan Vargas for registration: jonathan@terrapeninsular.org


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

Birdwatching boat tour

Duration: 2 hours

Price per person: $45 dollars

Capacity: 6 people per group

Date and time:

  • Friday December 7 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am (group 1)
  • Friday December 7 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (group 2)

Meeting location: Molino Viejo restaurant

Guides: Jonathan Vargas, MSc (group 1) and Eduardo Palacios, PhD (group 2)

Included:

  • Birdwatching guides with experience
  • Guide for identification of common birds
  • Tour map
  • Printed list of birds
  • Fishing permit

Not included:

  • Food
  • Optical equipment

Description:

This activity consists of a boat tour around the bay in search of seabirds and migratory birds. The tour has a duration of 2 hours and is suitable for everyone. It’s a show you do not want to miss; it’s the ideal scenario to look for migratory seabirds and photograph the emblematic black brant.

Recommendations:

Bring binoculars, a hat, sunscreen, proper clothing for the activity, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and snacks.

Plant identification while hiking from Arco Central wetland to Sudoeste volcano

Duration: 3 hours

Price per person: $22 dollars

Capacity: 14 people per group

Date and time: Friday December 7 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Meeting location: Mirador Valle Volcánico in La Chorera

Guide: Claudia Leyva, PhD and Moisés Santos Mena from Indómita Aventuras Educativas

Distance of the circuit: 7.78 km (4.83 miles)

Difficulty: high

Included:

  • Tour guide
  • Guide for plant identification
  • Tour map
  • Drawing materials

Not included:

  • Food
  • Trekking sticks

Description:

In this hiking, you will know and identify the transitional vegetation of the wetland El Arco, the sand dunes and the Sudoeste volcano. You will also enjoy a drawing session at the foothills of the volcano where you can draw your favorite plant of the tour.

Recommendations:

Bring closed footwear (trekking and hiking), a jacket, a hat, sunscreen, proper clothing for the activity, binoculars, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and snacks.

Explore and identify the rocky intertidal

Duration: 1 hour and a half

*Price per person: free

Capacity: 15 people

Date and time: Friday December 7 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Meeting location: La Chorera beach

Guides: Ricardo Domínguez from Terra Peninsular and Keith Lombardo from Southern California Research Learning Center

Distance: 200 meters (656 feet) of rocky intertidal

Difficulty: high

Included:

  • Tour guide
  • Identification guide

Not included:

  • Food

Description:

In addition to a relaxing walk by the beach, the tour leads you to explore the rocky intertidal, a landscape hidden by the tides. Joined by experts, you will get into the sea pools where you will be able to appreciate a whole ecosystem of organisms that seem to be from outer space.

The intertidal area is one of the most important ones for shorebirds. Many species are adjusted to survive in these environments, where they can find plenty of food in the rocky intertidal. This is the case for species such as the American oystercatcher, the black oystercatcher, the ruddy turnstone, the black turnstone, and the surfbird. During migration, San Quintín is an important site for birds to rest and eat.

Recommendations:

Bring closed footwear (trekking and hiking), an extra pair of shoes, a windbreaker jacket, a cap or hat, sunscreen, proper clothing for the activity, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and snacks.

Journey to the past of the coast: archaeological trial through shell middens

Duration: 2 hours

*Price per person: free

Capacity: 10 people per group

Date and time:

  • Friday December 7 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Friday December 7 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Meeting location: Mirador Valle Volcánico in La Chorera

Guide: Enah Montserrat Fonseca from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)

Distance: 1.5 kilometers (4921 feet)

Difficulty: medium

Included:

  • Tour guide
  • Identification guide
  • Tour map

Not included:

  • Food

Description:

Have you ever thought about travelling to the past? Would you like to find out how people lived hundreds and thousands of years ago? Fortunately, there are still places that give us the possibility to look back in both time and space. San Quintín, in Baja California, is a territory of great bio-cultural wealth recognized and seized since 8,000 years ago by groups of hunters-collectors-fishermen. By walking between the coastal dunes, you will be able to observe the footprints of the former settlers. You will discover their favorite meals, the way they cooked them, the tools they used, and if you are very insightful, even the relationships they established with nature.

Recommendations:

Bring closed footwear (trekking and hiking), a jacket, a hat, sunscreen, proper clothing for the activity, binoculars, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and snacks.

Birdwatching tour: go and see birds

Duration: 3 hours and a half

Price per person: $22 dollars

Capacity: 14 people

Date and time: Friday December 7 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Meeting location: Mirador Valle Volcánico in La Chorera

Guide: Jonathan Vargas, MSc

Distance: 10.2 kilometers (6.3 miles)

Difficulty: medium

Included:

  • Tour guide expert in birds
  • Tour map
  • Identification guide
  • Transportation for the tour

Not included:

  • Food
  • Binoculars

Description:

The activity consists of a 10.2 km tour in a van with intermittent stops and short walks to go through different places at the bay in search of the greatest diversity of birds. In the tour, we will visit the foothills of the volcanoes: Riveroll, 771, Picacho Vizcaíno and Kenton. We will see the oyster farms in Bahía Falsa in search of sea and shorebirds. Then, we will go to the Monte Ceniza Nature Reserve where we will have a beautiful panoramic view of the sunset from the top of the volcano.

Recommendations:

Bring binoculars, camera, closed footwear (trekking and hiking), a jacket, a cap or hat, sunscreen, proper clothing for the activity, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and snacks.

Photographic safari with the Huellas Volcanicas Club

Duration: 2 hours

*Price per person: free

Capacity: 15 people

Date and time: Friday December 7 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Meeting location: Jaime Torres Bodet elementary school in La Chorera

Guides: Huellas Volcanicas Photography Club and Alex Espinosa, documentary photographer

Distance: 1.5 kilometers (4921 feet)

Difficulty: low

Included:

  • Tour guide
  • Tour map

Not included:

  • Food
  • Photographic equipment

Description:

Do you want to learn how to photograph the unique sunsets of the bay and discover places with one-of-a-kind flora and landscapes? Get together with the community! Join the youth club of photographers of local nature and the professional photographer Alex Espinosa in a walk where they will teach you techniques and recommendations for you to take amazing photographs of nature.

Recommendations:

Bring photographic equipment, closed footwear (trekking and hiking), a jacket, a cap or hat, sunscreen, proper clothing for the activity, binoculars, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and snacks.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Birdwatching tour: go and see birds

Duration: 3 hours and a half

Price per person: $22 dollars

Capacity: 14 people

Date and time: Saturday December 8 from 7:00 am to 10:30 am

Meeting location: Mirador Valle Volcánico in La Chorera

Guide: Jonathan Vargas, MSc

Distance: 10.2 kilometers (6.3 miles)

Difficulty: medium

Included:

  • Tour guide expert in birds
  • Tour map
  • Identification guide
  • Transportation for the tour

Not included:

  • Food
  • Binoculars

Description:

The activity consists of a 10.2 km tour in a van with intermittent stops and short walks to go through different places at the bay in search of the greatest diversity of birds. In the tour, we will visit the foothills of the volcanoes: Riveroll, 771, Picacho Vizcaíno and Kenton. We will see the oyster farms in Bahía Falsa in search of sea and shorebirds. Then, we will go to the Monte Ceniza Nature Reserve where we will have a beautiful panoramic view of the sunset from the top of the volcano.

Recommendations:

Bring binoculars, camera, closed footwear (trekking and hiking), a jacket, a cap or hat, sunscreen, proper clothing for the activity, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and snacks.

Plant identification while hiking from Arco Central wetland to Sudoeste volcano

Duration: 3 hours

Price per person: $22 dollars

Capacity: 14 people per group

Date and time: Saturday December 8 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Meeting location: Mirador Valle Volcánico in La Chorera

Guide: Claudia Leyva, PhD and Moisés Santos Mena from Indómita Aventuras Educativas

Distance of the circuit: 7.78 km (4.83 miles)

Difficulty: high

Included:

  • Tour guide
  • Guide for plant identification
  • Tour map
  • Drawing materials

Not included:

  • Food
  • Trekking sticks

Description:

In this hiking, you will know and identify the transitional vegetation of the wetland El Arco, the sand dunes and the Sudoeste volcano. You will also enjoy a drawing session at the foothills of the volcano where you can draw your favorite plant of the tour.

Recommendations:

Bring closed footwear (trekking and hiking), a jacket, a hat, sunscreen, proper clothing for the activity, binoculars, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and snacks.

Oceanfront party!

Date and time: Saturday December 8 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location: Campo Don Álvaro, La Chorera

*Free admission

Included:

  • Educational and interactive stands
  • Live music
  • Exhibition of birds of prey
  • Food and drinks sale
  • Announcement of the winners of the 2nd. Birdwatching Marathon

Not included:

  • Food and drinks

Description:

The Oceanfront party is a tradition in Bird Festivals and in this edition, you will enjoy 10 educational and interactive stands on nature, archaeology, and art. Our special guests are: the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir National Park, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Contacto Salvaje A.C., Club de Dibujo Online, and Ecología Municipal. In addition, there will be sea gastronomy made by the local communities. And you would not want to leave without a craft made by Manos de Mar with local natural materials. Music will be in charge of our guest band Mala Banda who will make us dance with cumbias, reggae, ska, rock, and funk.

Recommendations:

Bring cash to buy food, drinks and crafts, bring binoculars, camera, closed footwear, a jacket, a cap or hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses

2nd. Birdwatching Marathon in San Quintín Bay

Category: beginners

Date and time: Saturday December 8 from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

*Free registration

Capacity: 15 people (5 groups of 3 participants)

Included:

  • Printed list of common birds of the area
  • Participation certificate

Not included:

  • Binoculars
  • Transportation

Inauguration of the mural “Following the flyway” painted by the artist Esther Gámez

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Campo Don Álvaro, at La Chorera

*Free admission

2nd. Birdwatching Marathon in San Quintín Bay Winners Announcement

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Campo Don Álvaro, at La Chorera

*Free admission


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