THANKS TO YOU WE DID AGAIN!

Yes, we did it again! Yesterday we gave symbolically a check of the profit obtained from ticket selling at last year’s edition of the Delta Birding Festival. As announced, this money will be set aside to finance the expeditions that will be sent to gather data for the new European Breeding Birds Atlas 2 (EBBA2)….

DBF2016, A SUCCESS OF PARTICIPATION

There have been more than 2000 people that have visited the festival, so they consolidate it as the international ornithological referent of Southern Mediterranean. The atmosphere of these three days has been amazing, almost all the 100 activities programmed have been full of participation, a big success! We want to especially thank to the European…

TWINNING WITH BIRD FESTIVAL TOLIMA IN COLOMBIA.

Because of informal contacts between the organizers of the Delta Birding Festival and the Festival of Birds of Tolima (https://festivalavesdeltolima.org/ ) has emerged the idea of ​​starting a mutual collaboration that enables both festivals progress in some aspects together. Despite the great distance between us, there are a number of coincidences that unite us, both…

A MORE SUSTAINABLE FESTIVAL

This year the Festival has taken a step forward regarding sustainability with the collaboration of Ecoembes, an organization that takes care for the environment through recycling and the co-design of packaging in Spain. Therefore, this year some measures will be adopted, such as garbage selective recycling, so there will be selective collection bins or the…

TAKE PART IN THE LIBERATION OF RECOVERED BIRDS

The Wildlife Recovery Centre of Canal Vell, is a facility inside the Ebro Delta Natural Park and has the aim of recover injured or vulnerable wild animals. In the last years, they have received around 500 animals, many of which are birds. Many of these birds arrive to the centre in a very bad state,…

AN ARTISTIC FESTIVAL!

For the first time since the beginning of Delta Birding Festival in 2014, this year will count on the presence of several nature artists, which will have a zone of their own amongst the exhibitors. We are talking about painters, photographers or even “reciclart” artists which devote their work to nature and specially to birds….

A FESTIVAL WITH A LOT OF GEOGRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION.

Delta Birding Festival will count on the presence of a lot of ornithologically important zones from all Spanish State. We will count on the presence of exhibitors from all around the territory, such as Ecoturismo & Birding from Navarra, Birdflyway from Euskadi, Turismo de Aragón, Birding Extremadura, Verde Aurora and Birding Canarias, from Canary Islands,…

SEVERAL CONSERVATION AND RESEARCH PROJECTS OF THE MOIANES COUNTY

The Moianes county is going to initiate several conservation, research and environmental education projects. Between these projects, stand out the ones with the aim of study and protect birds, from large birds of preay to small passerines. The projects, with very ambitious goals, are open to everybody and intend to create new ways of working…

PRESENTATION OF THE BRAND NEW ZEISS TELESCOPE

The renowned brand of sports optics products brings us to the festival, for the first time in Spain, its latest innovation! This is the new telescope ZEISS CONQUEST GAVIA 30-60×85. ZEISS has conceived this new telescope as the best tool for the active ornithologist who is constantly at the field, yet in the mountains, traveling…

AUTHORS WILL SIGN BOOKS AT ORYX STAND DURING THE FESTIVAL

Five different authors, like Lars Svensson, Antonio Sandoval, Juan Varela, Ricard Gutierrez y Marcos Lacasa will be signing books at different scheduled times at ORYX stand. Please check the timetable and what books will you find at special prices in LYNX and ORYX stand.  

TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS ON WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH CANON, OLYMPUS and FUJI

In the next Festival wildlife photographers will have the opportunity to listen to several specialists thanks to the sponsorships of photography brands. CANON will run a practical workshop for users of its SLR cameras and telephoto lenses. Oscar Mateo, head of Canon Professional Services, will explain in detail the basic technical adjustments, focusing systems and…

THE GOLERÓ, A GREEN SPACE TO DISCOVER

The Delta Birding Festival will be a long weekend full of activities, from Friday afternoon to Sunday. We are sure that you are going to enjoy everything we have prepared and when Sunday noon will arrive you won’t want the festival to finish. Well, we have some good news! We have prepared a fantastic activity…

DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL, A CHANCE TO ENJOY TERRITORY

Ebro Delta is more than a birding paradise, it is also a gastronomic Paradise and many of the area facilities joined the festival initiative offering special pricing conditions during the Festival celebration. Check these hotels and restaurants at festival web page and consider it when you make your booking. Enjoy the Festival! Enjoy Delta!

SECOND HAND MINI-MARKET OF OPTICS

        Bring your old binoculars to the festival and we will try to find a buyer for them. ORYX, the optics delaer of the Delta Birding Festival, will display your old binoculars or telescope and will sell them on behalf of you to any interested person. A fee of the 15% of…

AN EVENT WITH STRONG INVOLVEMENT OF LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS

Showcase local natural and cultural values is among the Delta Birding Festival objectives. The Ebro Delta is a unique site concerning not only biodiversity but also landscape, gastronomy and overall services always provided by this land’s main asset: its people. Many local companies are supporting the Festival as an opportunity to strengthen and position the…

WEB PORTALS THAT COLLECT ORNITHOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS: PRESENT AND FUTURE

The traditional monitoring projects are focused on obtaining standardized data, contrary to the web portals that collect ornithological observations, that take advantage on the huge quantity of casual observations ornithologists do in their day by day along all the year. In fact, with only 15 years, this portals have revolutionize the collection of naturalistic data….

THE “ARA” NEWSPAPER SUPPORTS THE DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL

    In September the ARA will echo the next DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL, publishing an interview with one of the most interesting guests of the upcoming festival, Israeli Yossi Leshem who managed to unite in a project for the conservation of birds Palestinian Arabs and Jordanians with the Jews of Israel.

THE LYNX ID CHALLENGE COMES BACK, THE ACID TEST FOR EXTREME BIRDERS

As it could not be otherwise, this year comes back the Lynx ID Challenge, the contest for those really passionate birders that will be challenged with identifications of birds in a very high level. 30 pictures and videos, 20 seconds to watch each one, and sounds of all the birds of the Western Palearctic, will…

HOW TO TRANSFORM AN ABANDONED PLACE INTO THE PARADISE FOR BIRDERS

It is frequent that the natural protected areas depend on the public administration, but unfortunately they can’t arrive to all of the corners that deserve a special protection. Here is where the private entities take part on it. They have the aim of promoting biodiversity, employment and conservation of the cultural heritage. A very good…

A WALK ALONG THE MACARONESIA, A HIDING PLACE OF UNIQUE SPECIES

In Northern Atlantic area, near the African shore, there are five archipelagos known as the Macaronesia (Azores, Canaries, Cape Verde, Madeira and Savage Islands). They are volcanic origin archipelagos, and have never been part of the continent, that’s why they are home of a particularly rich and diverse fauna and unique in most cases. The…

BECOME A BIRD WITH BIRDFLYWAY

Would you like to know what do the birds feel during their migratory routes? Being today in the hot south of Spain and tomorrow in an icy lake of Sweden? Today it’s a little easier thanks to BirdFlyWay project. This route proposes to visit different European wetlands with very important ornithological interest in countries like…

40 YEARS OF WILDLIFE ART

Juan Varela is one of the leading wildlife artists in Spain. After a 40 years career this summer will have its first retrospective exhibition at the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales in Madrid entitled “La forma del viento (The way the wind)“. During the festival you will also be able to enjoy this exhibition at…

NATURE SOUNDS

Eloïsa Matheu, an expert in the study and recording sounds of nature, present us an introduction to this technique and will explain why it is so important in ornithology to know the role of songs and other sounds made by the birds. Digital technology and the Internet have quickly changed the focus of this discipline…

THE ORNITHO-SWAROVSKI RACE IS LOOKING FOR A WINNER!

This year’s participants of the Ornitho-Swarovski race are doing its best and some of them have take advantage of their possibilities buying tickets to participate in the riffle making complete lists each day. Do you want to buy one of these tickets to have the chance of win a pair of Swarovski binoculars valued in…

‘CSI: DELTA PELLETS’, BY PICAMPALL

  Picampall, an Ebro Delta birding association, takes part in l Delta Birding Festival with a workshop, “CSI: Delta pellets”, aimed at all kind of people, we will get into pellets fascinating world, regurgitated by raptors. What does it hide inside Karin Van der Broek, from Picampall, will give this workshop.

HOW MANY BROWN BEARS ARE IN THE PYRENEES?

  Nobody knows with accuracy and it may be impossible to know, but there is a technique that biologists responsible for monitoring this emblematic species allow them to refine much the answer: camera trapping. A regular and increasingly use of them for 10 years has provided thousands of images that have been analyzed in detail…

MONNATURA DELTA WELCOMES THE FESTIVAL

MonNatura Delta, welcomes Delta Birding Festival for the third consecutive year, the only International birding festival that takes place in Catalonia. During three days (23rd, 24th and 25th September), the center will open its doors to all those people who buy the ticket for the Festival Many activities for all ages are ready for all…

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGISCOPING WORKSHOP WITH “SYSTEM” or “CSC” NEW CAMERAS

Roberto Alcaraz, head of training in CASANOVA FOTO, and Francesc Kirchner, from ORYX, will offer a workshop on this new range of digital who are becoming more and more interesting for wildlife photography. Roberto will present the current offer of the most interesting brands and models, highlighting those with the most appropriate features with references…

CANON DELTA PHOTOTOUR

Saturday and Sunday at first light, exclusive photographic tour by different places on the Natural Park of the Ebro Delta guided by a technician from the Park. The participants will discover, thanks to the photographer Anotnio Liébana, the different photography techniques applied to ornithology and lanscapes, developing and improving their knowledge abou nature photography. During…

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT TUBENOSES?

We know all the birds we can easily see in the marshlands, in the mountain, in the desert, in the shores, but… What do we know about the birds we can’t see from land? What do we know about birds that live in the sea? They are very particular birds that spend most of their…

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP ON DIGISCOPING, VIDEOSCOPING AND PHONESCOPING WITH SWAROVSKI

    Marcos Lacasa, nature photographer, responsible for the website and forum Photodigiscoping.com, will introduce us to the current techniques of photography and video with telescope through a practical workshop. This year the workshop will be at the Swarovski stand in the optics section of the festival fair, so that all participants can practice directly…

LET’S OBSERVE BIRDS WITH A PHOTOGRAPHER EYES

  The ability of fly that birds have, have always attracted the attention of humans, due to our inability to move ourselves through the air. Poets, musicians and all kind of artists have dedicated a little corner of their work to talk about birds and its surprising abilities.     The Societat Catalana de Fotògrafs…

BARCELONA’S ZOO, MORE MUCH THAN A LEISURE AREA

We all know about the function of entertainment and education Barcelona’s zoo has, but did you know that the zoo, through its foundation, makes a lot of projects with the aim of investigate and preserve the earth’s diversity? One of the imperative targets of the zoo is to make scientific research about the animals and…

MINIFESTIVAL OF NATURE FILMS

Some little known films in Spain will be screened at the hide in several sessions throughout the weekend. “The Messenger. Imagine world without birdsong” about the decline American warblers, or “Racing Exctintion” by Discovery Channel, by director Louie Psihoyos of” The Cove “, are two prominent examples. Another highlight will be the projection of the…

QUERCUS TIME, COME WITH THE EDITORS TO ENJOY BIRDS AND SOUNDS OF NATURE

    As always QUERCUS magazine joins us in the DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL in several ways. They are our partners in spreading the event, in its stand you’ll find magazines and subscription offers and a selection of books and the opportunity to contact directly with them to exchange points of view, ideas and projects that…

DELTA FOTO CONTEST’S FIRST EDITION IS HERE!

Most pure-bred birders always have some photos of his/her twitches, favourite birds or any type of feathered creature. Delta Birding Festival brings you the opportunity to present your best bird photos to the Delta Foto Contest’s first edition. To participate is very easy, you just have to post your photo (3 photos permitted for each…

SUEZ COLLABORATES WITH THE DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL

Water is an essential good for a good quality life and the well-being of our society and being a basic resource of productive economy it is also one of the essential elements to maintain the conservation of our natural spaces. The purifying marshlands of the Ebro Delta are a good example of how a water…

WHY CATALONIA HOLDS THE RECORD IN EUROPEAN BIRD RACES WITH 217 SPECIES IN 24 HOURS?

Ricard Gutiérrez will reveal to you how the richness and diversity of this right-hand corner of the Iberian Peninsula can reward you with Citril Finches or Crossbills in the morning, Rollers, Short-toed Larks or Little Bustards at lunch time and Purple Swamp-hens or Squacco herons in the evening -yes, you’ll spend some money on fuel…

HADORAM SHIRIHAI WILL PRESENT HIS AWESOME PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK

Did you ever thought what it takes to take a photo of a rare bird in the forest of Colombia? Or get to the only remote island of the world where you can photograph a particular Albatross? Then you know that what Hadoram Shirihai is intending to do is the most monumental photographic challenge that…

BIRD RINGERS ARE MORE THAN WELCOMED AT THE DBF16

The Natural Sciences Museum of Barcelona, sponsor of the tours Take flight, needs volunteer ringers for a short test at DBF16 to help them out with preparation of skins for their collection. Their curators noticed that the way bird skins -i.e. stuffed birds in a straight position- may not be the most suitable for those…

WHERE WOULD BE MORE APPROPRIATE TO STAY IN MY NEXT BIRDWATCHING EXPERIENCE?

Experienced Birdwatching travellers like Marc Gálvez and José Guerra are the creators of a pioneering and very useful website for anyone who shares this passion. Lonely Birder is a web portal that reports on a selection of accommodation and eating places especially suitable for birdwatchers both in Spain and of the rest of the world….

THE BEST OPTIC FAIR

In his third year, the DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL has turned into the best fair of optics for observation and wildlife photography of southern Europe. We gather a pretty selection of exhibitors showing his products and organizing activities in which the visitors can test, compare and check by themselves the quality of the binoculars, telescopes, objectives,…

SEO-BirdLife SUPPORTS THE DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL

SEO-BirdLife renew his support to the festival with more energy and new proposals! This year to visit Riet Vell, the bird reserve managed by SEO will be a must,either because you participate the CANON DELTA PHOTOTOUR or do not want to miss learn how is done the traditional harvest of rice in the Delta and…

HOW TO MAKE A NATURE FRIENDLY GARDEN

In this workshop will explain a series of performances that can make your garden a small natural reserve where birds, butterflies, amphibians and reptiles and perhaps the hedgehogs want to visit it or even come to live. From a good selection of plants for caterpillars, until how to do a pile of rocks for shelter…

ARE WE STILL DEFINING WHAT A SPECIES IS? LET’S PER ALSTRÖM TELL US.

Investigator, taxonomist and author Per Alström will attend DBF16 and will give a talk entitled Is it a species or not?, a suggestive title that has the intention to address a hot issue today: the concept of species and how they are classified. Those birders who maintain checklists, especially if they are of worldwide scope,…

YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR BIRD PHOTOS WITH A PRO!

If you like wildlife photography don’t miss out on the talk that Jordi Bas will give on tips and tricks to improve your wildlife shots. He is one of the best photographers in Catalonia and has several international recognition awards, among which being the winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2013…