THE EUROPEAN TURTLE DOVE AND BLACK REDSTART GET THE MOST BENEFIT FROM DBF 2017

This week the funds raised by the festival (Edition 2017) have been given to the two chosen investigation and conservation projects. On the one hand, the project that monitors European Turtle Doves to find out what migration routes are the safest. This is a project leaded by the Centre Tecnològic i Forestal. And on the…

FESTIVAL DE AVES DE TOLIMA – COLOMBIA

In this edition of the festival we welcome a delegation of Colombian people who have chosen the Delta Birding Festival as the most suitable place to promote the Tolima regionas a unique destination for Spanish birders who want to discover the exuberance of the neotropical avifauna. Tolima is a department that is home to an…

ENJOY WITH THE 2017 VIDEO RESUME

Enjoy with the video resum of the last edition. Y empieza a reservar las fechas para la próxima edición: 21, 22 y 23 de septiembre de 2018. ¿Te lo quieres perder?

IF YOU CANNOT COME TODAY, COME TOMORROW FOR ONLY 4€

If you cannot come today, you can tomorrow for only 4€ An ideal day for families and local public with activities prepared for kids. The final highlight will be the release of species recovered by the Natural Park, and we would like to share it with lots of children! Remember that you can also have…

LET’S GIVE BACK A BIRD TO NATURE

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,…

A LOT OF SERVICES FOR YOU

Whether you are a repeater in Delta Birding Festival or if it’s the first year that you come, we have prepared some surprises that will make your visit much easier and entertaining. In the first place, at lunch time you will be able to enjoy three “Food-trucks”, that will turn lunch time into an opportunity…

FIND THE BIRDS OF THE DELTA!

The DBF and Barcelona’s Zoo have prepared a very funny activity for this edition. You will find pictures, drawings or miniatures all around MónNatura Delta facilities. Your objective will be to find all these birds and identify them, then you will have to write them on a form you will get at the reception desk….

IMPOSSIBLE TO BE CLOSER

Naturaprop (meaning close nature) is a project of environmental education and services to wildlife lovers that several people have launched, including Toni Llobet, one of the best bird and wildlife artists of our country. In the property of Can Teixó (Girona) the visitor can get in intimate contact with a kind of nearby wildlife that…

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS AT THE DBF

The DBF was born with an international scope in mind but, obviously, it takes some time to get to be known overseas. From the very start we’ve had speakers from several different countries but stands in the commercial fair from other countries were almost absent. In this 4th edition we have exhibitors from Colombia, Uganda,…

ORNITHOLOGICAL TOURISM CHOOSES THE DBF TO PROMOTE ITSELF

If you are tired of your local patch and you are looking for a place to watch birds in Spain, keep reading because this may interest you. Six Spanish autonomous communities have chosen the DBF to inform the visitants all the opportunities for ornithological tourism they can offer. Andalucia Turismo presents itself as the great…

WATCH BIRDS WITH AN ARTIST EYE

When we want to see the beauty of the nature and the birds, we often watch photographs, but there’s a different and more personal way to do it: thanks to nature artists’ job. At DBF we will count with the presence of five nature artists that show the different ways of observe nature. In one…

WORKSHOPS FOR EVERYBODY AT DBF!

Are you coming with kids at DBF? That’s great because they are going to enjoy it a lot! The Agents Rurals, the Gepec and the ornithological association Picampall, have prepared some workshops to for the whole family to make them learn and have a lot of fun. The Agents Rurals will explain us what do…

COME TO A FREE OUTDOOR CINEMA SESSION!

DBF activities take place in different places at Ebro Delta like MónNatura, Alfacada lagoon, Goleró, Sant Carles de la Rápita port… and of course Amposta. On Friday the 22nd, at tourism office, we are going to make an outdoor ornithological cinema session. Firstly, we are going to project the short film by Disney Pixar, Oscar…

NATURE WITHOUT GARBAGE

In line with the compromise of the festival towards sustainability, in addition to promoting selective garbage collection and the use of recycled glasses, this year there will be a volunteer activity of garbage collection on the beach. Sunday morning, framed in the project “Libera“, promoted by Ecoembes and SEO/Birdlife, there will be an action of…

USE THE BUS AND BIKE IN THE DBF

This year you can come to the DBF by public transportation from Barcelona on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24, thus contributing to sustainability! To come by public transportation you have to go to l’Aldea by train or bus and a free minibus shuttle will drive you to MónNatura Delta. More info. Also, you will have…

LOOK FOR YOUR ORNITHOLOGICAL DESTINATION!

When we talk about DBF, we often talk about the great international and national speakers that explain us the best of their research and activities. But DBF is also a meeting point for all those birders that look for new places to see birds. If you are one of them, you can’t miss all that…

ENJOY THE BEST NATURE DOCUMENTARIES AT DBF

DBF is synonym of activities, talks, guided tours, fairs… but also quality nature documentaries. This year we bring four amazing documentaries to make you enjoy between activity and activity, you just have to visit Marquee 3 and enjoy a time of peace and beauty. We invite you to a trip of delicate beauty and discovery…

SIGNING BOOKS AT AGORA

This year, in the new marquee ÁGORA, located in the center of the area of ​​optics exhibitors, in addition to being able to listen to interviews and talks with the most outstanding speakers of the festival, you can also ask for a signed copy from handful of authors, both novelties and books that remain of…

RESULTS OF THE IBERAVES’ SURVEY ON ORNITHOLOGICAL TOURISM

Iberaves, the project on ornithological tourism of the Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO/BirdLife), has the objective of offering an option of ornithological and sustainable tourism that can be used as a reference for birders that look for birder friendly establishments. In this talk the results of a survey by Iberaves will be presented. The survey…

THE WORLD OF POLAR BEARS ACCORDING TO ORIOL ALAMANY

Oriol Alamany is a very special nature photographer who combines wildlife photography with a particular photo technique to achieve jaw dropping results. Since decades ago, this renowned photographer (with prizes in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year in three occasions, for example), travels all over the world to show what he sees and what he…

WHO BUILT THAT NEST?

Breeding is one of the most fascinating parts of the biological cycle of birds. All birds lay eggs that need to be heated so that the embryo develops. No bird is free of this task and most of them (but not all of them) solve it by building nests where they will incubate their eggs…

THE GUIDED TOURS ARE ALMOST FULL!

This year we have a lot of guided tours for all kind of interests. We present as a novelty, the guided tour: “Nature by ear“, where the expert on nature sounds Eloïsa Matheu will guide you on a tour where you will be able to record what you hear with features lent by Olympus. This…

AT THE DBF THE NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY HAS A STARRING ROLE.

With the sponsorship of the main brands of cameras and photographic lenses, all present with their own stands at the festival, we will have up to six lectures given by prestigious photographers. CANON brings us a “strange couple”, Marc Albiac, a young photographer who accumulates prizes to the most prestigious contests, and Antonio Liébana, one…

PARTICIPATE IN YOUR OWN ORNITHOLOGICAL MARATHON

An ornithological marathon consists in the selection of a place, establish a period (normally one day) and try to see the maximum bird species. The European record of species detected in one day is held by the Zeiss Reservoir Birds Team, that detected 230 bird species in 2017 in Catalonia. Do you imagine participating in…

YOU’RE STILL ON TIME TO PUT YOUR ADVERTISING IN OUR HAND PROGRAMME

  This year we have make a whole new hand programme. We’ve made it bigger and more visual in order to show everything that’s going to happen at the festival. The programme will be seen by more than 2000 people, so it’s a great opportunity to place your advertisements.   You can place from a…

A FESTIVAL, A UNIQUE SITE

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 MEETING POINT OF THE PHOTO BRANDS DEDICATED TO NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY.

CANON and NIKON remain the benchmarks and the two brands will be present with all its range of objectives and cameras for nature photography, both for amateurs and professionals. If you are a user of CANON or would like to introduce yourself to this brand, do not miss the photographic safaris on Saturday and Sunday…

WE NO LONGER RUSH TO WATCH GLOSSY IBISES IN THE DELTA?

Many Catalan birders remember that up to the decade of the 1990s, the Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) was a rare species that showed up very irregularly in Catalonia. It was a time when the presence of one of these birds meant that birders would rush to watch it but across the las 20 years, the…

EGYPTIAN VULTURES ON THE RISE

Helena Tauler is an investigator who is writing her PhD thesis analyzing a subject that she knows well since long ago: the population increase of the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in Catalonia. In cooperation with the Conservation Biology Team of the University of Barcelona and the Osona Naturalist Group, she started to study the demographic…

CLEAN OR RENEW YOUR OPTICAL EQUIPMENT

It is worth taking advantage of it, if you have some unused binoculars that you would like to sell or exchange for new ones, at the festival you can do it easily with the collaboration of ORYX. Attendees of the festival will have an exhibition space of second-hand material to bring used material that you…

A FESTIVAL WITH INTERNATIONAL PROJECTION

As every year the festival will receive the visit of journalists specialized in nature and sustainable tourism. The tourism board of Terres de l’Ebre, one of the institutional partners of the festival, sponsors the trip of four journalists for showing them the ornithological and natural wealth of the four regions of the Terres de l’Ebre….

A PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE FROM CASANOVA FROMACIÓN AT THE DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL

The prestigious photography shop CASANOVA FOTO offers the possibility of taking a course on a subject of landscape photography and nature, often quite forgotten, but basic to get better results: the use of filters. The use of photographic filters allows us to control virtually any lighting situation, however complex. On the other hand we can…

COLLABORATE WITH THE LOCAL FAUNA PROTECTION WITH DBF

For the fourth year in a row, all the profits of DBF will be given to conservation projects. Last year, one part of these profits was donated to research of the Black wheatear nesting population at Ebro lands. The ornithologist association Picampall, the one that made the study, obtained a quite relevant first conclusions for…

MONNATURA DELTA WELCOMES THE FESTIVAL

MonNatura Delta, welcomes Delta Birding Festival for the fourth consecutive year, the only International birding festival that takes place in Catalonia. During three days (22nd, 23rd and 24th 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…

NIGHTLIFE IN THE EBRO DELTA

Don’t expect to find much nightlife in the Delta from the human point of view; there are not many bars and discos until the low hours; instead, you can find another kind of very interesting nightlife: that of night birds and other living creatures who wait for the night to go outside. Many birds that…

VISIT MORE SPACES OF THE DELTA WITH YOUR DBF TICKET

With your DBF ticket, this year, you will be able to participate in all the activities, commercial fairs, the lectures and the free guided tours and, in addition, you will be able to visit two symbolic spaces of the Delta for free: Casa de Fusta and Ecomuseu of the Natural Park. Casa de Fusta, located…

BIOBSERVA, AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM THAT PROMOTES SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

SOREA (municipal services company) discovers us a new and innovative project of corporative environmental volunteering based in citizen science. The volunteers are workers of Agbar enterprises (like SOREA) that report the ornithological observations they made in their work places. The web where this data is sent is public (www.biobserva.com/agbar) and there you can watch the…

EVER FELT YOU WANTED MORE AFTER A TALK AT THE DBF?

Our guest speakers at the Delta Birding Festival are truly first class ornithologists, scientists, photographers or other but we feel that people would like to know more of them: more about their careers, more about their works, more about their future plans and, why not, more about their life. Now, in DBF 2017, these questions…

YOU WILL SEE THE MOST SPECTACULAR PHOTOS OF BIRDS AT DBF

Until September the 3rd, the first edition of Delta Photo Contest‘s call is open, where nature photographers of different countries are presenting their best pictures of birds. It’s a high-level contest, with a first category jury and prizes that any nature photographer would dream with. The contest has three basic categories: birds’ portrait, birds’ behaviour…

READY TO GET PUSHED TO THE LIMIT?

There is one important highlight for birders in the Delta Birding Festival: the contest Lynx ID Challenge in which participants have to identify pictures and sounds of birds of the Western Palearctic at a level of difficulty only available to those who have been birding extensively around the region. If you accept the challenge you…

WHITE-BACKED WOODPECKER: THEY DO EXIST

The White-backed woodpecker is a woodpecker with an enormous distribution range in the Paleartic, occupying immense areas of Russia to the Kamchatka peninsula, however, its distribution in Western Europe is scarce, with the forest of Irati, in Navarra, as one of the few spots in the Iberian Peninsula where it can be found. It is,…

TAKE PHOTOS OF THE DELTA WITH CANON EXPERTS

The Ebro Delta is a fantastic place to take spectacular pictures, its landscapes and its fauna make them a great place to any photographer. Delta Birding Festival brings you the unique opportunity to visit the Ebro Delta with a Natural Park ranger/photographer (Xavier Curto) and two CANON photographers, with Canon Delta Photo Tour. Marc Albiac…

THE MEDITERRANEAN THREADS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN VERTEBRATES

As in each edition of the festival, the Department de Territori i Sostenibilitat presents some of its most outstanding actions for the conservation of biodiversity in our country. This Department of the Generalitat of Catalonia, the one in charge of the conservation of Biodiversity, through its General Direction of Environmental Policies and Natural Environment and…

DISCOVER WHAT A GREEN FILTER IS AND HOW IT WORKS

The Ebro Delta is rich in biodiversity thanks to its different habitats, specially its lagoons. However, it’s a vulnerable place under the pressure of the different uses of the Delta. That’s why Acuamed constructed the filtering marshlands or green filters around some Delta lagoons like the Embut one (next to la Encanyissada) or the Goleró…

THE ARA NEWSPAPER IS ONCE AGAIN THE SPEAKER OF THE BIRDS

As a result of an agreement, but even more because of an important commitment of this newspaper to give information of interest related to the nature and the biodiversity, during September the ARA will echo the DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL. Also, will run a new promotion of the field handy guides of Toni Llobet and Oryx,…

DID YOU KNOW THAT SOME BUTTERFLIES MIGRATE THOUSANDS OF KILOMETERS?

We knew that the Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) was migratory species but the scope and complexity of this migration was unknown. Now, we know that this insect can migrate South of the Sahara and the Canary Islands, reaching distances of thousands of kms., in a migratory cycle that is unique among insects. Constantí Stefanescu, butterfly…

TIM APPLETON, AN EXCEPTIONAL GUEST AT THE FESTIVAL

Tim Appleton, director and co-founder of the world’s leading bird fair, the UK Birdfair, In addition to participating throughout the weekend in the activities of the Delta Birding Festival, on Sunday morning will give us a talk on the main achievements that the UK Birdfair has achieved in its almost 30 editions. First and what…