San Quintin Bay Bird Festival

Thank you for joining us at the Bird Festival!

The sixth edition of the San Quintin Bay Bird Festival was possible thanks to 200 people. This year we launched a virtual and in-person schedule to celebrate migratory shorebirds that come to the bay every year. More than 35,000 migratory shorebirds rest and feed in this natural sanctuary that we protect every day.

The pillars of this edition were citizen science and community art. First, we inaugurated the festival with the birdwatching marathon, a fun competition that allowed participants to find and observe birds surrounded by nature.

And we ended with the second edition of the collective exhibition “Travesía: a una mirada al mundo natural de San Quintín that brought together more than 135 local artists.

Thanks to all the people for contributing with their talent, energy and commitment and for making one more edition possible. Thank you for being part of the journey that connects us with birds and the natural beauty of Baja California.

See you in the next festival!

Naturalist and explorer John Muir said “In every walk with nature one receives far than he seeks than he seeks.”

That happens in San Quintin Bay, who knows and admires this place can’t help but protect it, you get inspired and connected with all the senses.

Close your eyes and travel to the Punta Mazo Nature Reserve

<

A special thanks to César Beltrán and Fono Pacific for recording and producing this piece!

Birdwatching marathon

35 people participated in two categories: beginners and advanced.

Beginners

  • First place: “Los Correcaminos” team, 49 species.
  • Second place: “Los Maza” tam, 39 species.
  • Third place: “Los Borregos” team, 38 species.

Advanced

  • First place: “Extremofilos” team, 53 species.
  • Second place: Zayra Peña, 42 species.
Photo by Roberto Chino.

Collective exhibition

This year the collective exhibition “Travesía: una mirada al mundo natural de San Quintín” gathers more than 150 works of art, including photos, embroidery, acrylic paint, weaving and other.

Foto por Roberto Chino.
Artists
  • Mariola Maribel López
  • Martha Patricia Cuautle Flores
  • Alejandra Vásquez Dávalos
  • Sandra Patricia Moncada Ramírez
  • Bety Vázquez Sánchez
  • Melania Cristal Medina Chávez
  • Carmen Campuzano
  • Karín Melissa García Carlón
  • Cynthia María Carlón Villarreal
  • Zoar Melek
  • Elda Quintero Quiroz
  • María Socorro Trevizo Rodríguez
  • Luis Adrián Fernández González
  • María Columba Sepúlveda
  • Adriana Marcela Castillo Cisneros
  • María Anally Estrada Gomes
  • Marcela Cisneros Salazar
  • Ana Nicole Araujo
  • Karen Márquez Saucedo
  • Ian Alexander Araujo
  • Imelda Judit Robles García
  • Víctor Manuel Castro Hernández
  • Ximena Castro Estrada
  • Felicitas Hernández Vargas
  • Adriana Marcela Castillo Cisneros
  • Daniela Santiago Cruz
  • Ambar Isabela Patiño Sepúlveda
  • Joel Gómez Guzmán
  • Virginia Micaela Ortega Villanueva
  • Alma A. Sánchez Velasco
  • Thessy Dalia Cabrera
  • Luisana Mayle Fuentes García
  • Patricia Lorena Avilés Martínez
  • Daniela Vásquez Guzmán
  • Shirley Ortega Villanueva
  • Melany Michel Palos Solano
  • Belén Antonia Hernández Ayala
  • Edgar Ismael Toledo Sánchez
  • Ana Mercedes Pérez Velasco
  • Elizabeth Salcedo Flores
  • Juliana Félix Medrano
  • Olinca Rojas Ferreira
  • Mariela Núñez Quintero
  • Angelita Pérez Aviña
  • Candelaria Quintero
  • Grecia Valdez Olmos
  • Jesús Gabriel López Hernández
  • Jacqueline Campos
  • Eugenia Pérez García
  • Selene Gallo Pérez
  • Sara Álvarez
  • Guadalupe Bautista
  • Julián Arreguín Gómez
  • Javier Arreguín Gómez
  • Luis Fernando Arámburo García
  • Karen Viera Moreno
  • Sabdi Alexandra Cruz Rodríguez
  • Yamith Molina Iñiguez
  • Ashley Sánchez Raigosa
  • Eva Chastelin Ayala Hernández
  • Luis Armando Hernández Mayren
  • Brianna Marrón Espinoza
  • Hannia G. González Verduzco
  • Natalia Ruiz Lucero
  • René Emiliano Moreno Campos
  • Axel Emiliano Aviña Bernal
  • Itzia Carrillo
  • Jatziry Casillas Álvarez
  • Yoel Rangel Falcón
  • Natalia González Villanueva
  • Xiomara Moreno Málaga
  • Xenia D. Moreno Málaga
  • Daniel Becerra García
  • Camila Xajay Chávez Figueroa
  • Luciana Billings García
  • Rose Friesen
  • Ana Santos Méndez
  • Elías Legaria Santos
  • Israel Legaria Santos
  • Emmanuel Legaria Santos
  • Josefina Villalobos
  • María de la Luz Pérez Aviña
  • Ariadna García Núñez
  • Liz Ocaranza
  • Brielle Machado
  • Liz Ocaranza
  • Brielle Machado
  • Griselda Martínez Salvador
  • Sara Bueno Issa
  • Rosa Elena Pérez Luna
  • Andrea Kalid Guilbert Barrón
  • Rosario Kobayashi Venegas
  • Cinthia Maritza García Gómez
  • Hermelinda Angulo Rodríguez
  • Alumnos de Artesana
  • Brenda Marisol Núñez Bonilla
  • Héctor Sánchez Márquez
  • Mark Lee
  • José Miguel Murillo Estrada
  • Sofía Murillo Estrada
  • Andrea Murillo Urias
  • Abraham Murillo Lugo
  • Alisson Gizes
  • Vanessa Murillo Estrada
  • Mariza Murillo Muñoz
  • Irma Murillo Villanueva
  • Nathalia Michelle Lugo Murillo
  • Agustina Murillo Villanueva
  • Dzoara Elizabeth Rubio López
  • Dora Lidia Elizalde Rivas
  • Paul Elder
  • Damaris Valentina Rivera Rocha
  • David Ornelas de la Rosa
  • Joan Guisus Hernández Álvarez
  • Johana Hernández Alvarez
  • Nathalia Michelle Lugo Murillo
  • Rodrigo Medrano Osuna
  • Victoria Roberta Medrano Osuna
  • Alexandra Campos González
  • Jocabed Rosas
  • Yaritza Martínez Miranda
  • Julia Celeste
  • Jaqueline Campos
  • Juliana Félix
  • Guadalupe Bautista
  • Alicia Gissel Figueroa
  • Elizabeth Salcedo
  • Ana Cristina Lomeli
  • César Beltrán

Online talks

Thank you for your support

  • Thank you to the 130 artists who donated works of art to the collective exhibition.
  • Hermelinda Angulo Rodríguez and Julia Celeste, art teachers.
  • Ramón Villavicencio, representative of the Secretary of Tourism in San Quintin.
  • Concejo Municipal Fundacional de San Quintín.
  • Volunteers: Ernesto Salmerón, Zayra Peña, Maribel Campos and Diego Delgado.
  • Ángela Tamayo, intern from UABC.
  • Karla González from Pétalos y Miel, marathon coordinator.
  • Emma Bloom and Lauren Marino, San Diego Natural History Museum.
  • Nu Haus, The Net Loft – Birds by Hand and Meltí for helping us promote this event.
  • To the media for helping us share information about the festival.

Speakers

  • Phil Unitt, San Diego Natural History Museum.
  • Martha Luisa del Campo, Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
  • Annamaría Savarino, scientific illustrator.
  • Susan Bonfield, Environment for the Americas.
  • Laura Chamberlin, Manomet.
  • Eric Cooper, US Forest Service.
  • César Guerrero, Terra Peninsular A.C.

Sponsors

  • Molino Viejo restaurant.
  • Servicios Turísticos Los Volcanes.
  • US Forest Service.
  • CRIMBI.
  • Jaime Torres Bodet elementary school.
  • Montajes Borr.
  • Jardín Botánico San Quintín.

Organizing committee

David, Juan, Lorena, Héctor, Roberto, Mirna, Claudia, Brenda, María, Dzoara, Antonieta, Laura, Natali.

Resources

Explore and learn about the wonderful world of birds from home! Check out this list of free online resources

Downloadable resources

Videos and more

Festival de las Aves San Quintín

“Attending the Bird Festival changed the way I think and the way I see the world we live in. I’ve met people from different parts of the world that come to celebrate and enjoy nature, learn to take care of birds, the names of species, where they live and how important it is to respect them.

— Agustina Murillo

History

The first Bird Festival was held in 2015 in La Chorera, a community close to the Punta Mazo Nature Reserve. It was a small event aimed at the people of the community where they learned about birds through different activities.

With the goal of reaching more people, each year the festival has grown and expanded its offer. To date, more than 1,000 people from Baja California and the United States have attended the festivals and learned about the importance of protecting the birds of San Quintin.


Partners in Flight Awards

In 2019, we received the Partners in Flight Award in recognition of the community design of the Bird Festival


Photo by Roberto Chino.

Contact us

If you have questions about the Bird Festival, please send us an email or a direct message on Facebook or Instagram

festivaldelasaves@terrapeninsular.org