By Claudia Guzmán
On Saturday, March 10, we celebrated for the second time the Bahía de Todos Santos Bird Festival. This time we chose a location closer to shorebirds at the boardwalk of Playa Hermosa.
The objective of the festival is to raise awareness about the importance of Bahía de Todos Santos as a shorebird reserve and to promote friendly actions to protect the habitat of migratory birds through interactive and informative activities.
The weather forecast was not on our side, since that day it rained during the whole event. However, this did not prevent approximately 200 people from enjoying the activities.
The festival was composed of six main areas:
- Informative and educational stands
- Beverages and food sale area
- Outdoor activities: sand sculptures, birdwatching tours and birdwatching marathon
- Interactive stand of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN)
- Murals area and birdwatching with telescopes
Bahía de Todos Santos in Ensenada is part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) since September 2017. WHSRN is an international strategy to protect key sites for migratory birds in the American continent. It is a pleasure to see that more and more people, groups, artists, schools and businesses are joining this initiative that unites us for an objective that benefits us all.
See you in November at the 4th. San Quintín Bay Bird Festival!
Thanks to all those who made this festival possible:
- Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)
- XXII Ensenada City Council
- Environmental Protection Secretariat (SPA)
- State Government of Baja Calfironia
- State Arts Center of Ensenada (CEARTE)
- Contacto Salvaje
- Club Los Correcaminos
- Nu Haus
- La Carnada
- Doble TT Sandwichería Chida
- ¡Aguas con la Tía!
- Caracol Museo de Ciencias
- Esther Gámez Rubio
- Ani Azuela
- Dr. Gorgonio Ruiz
- Abril Heredia
- Sociedad de Alumnos de la Facultad de Artes de Ensenada (SAFAE)
- Clica Arte Escénico
- Taller Impronta
- Lectura en Espiral
- Maicin y el Pájaro Cú
- Comunidad y Arte Público (CAP)
- Sociedad de Plantas Nativas de Baja California
- Tortillería La Tapatía
- Cuenta con Nosotros
- Parque Nacional Sierra de San Pedro Mártir
- Corporativo Navarro
- Sonoran Joint Venture
- Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN)
- Environment for the Americas
- Fono Pacific Recording Studio
- Christine Smith
- Guadalupe Solano,
- 30 students of UABC and volunteers