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,…

CHOOSE YOUR OUTFIT FOR THE FESTIVAL!

As a good birder, don’t miss the chance to purchase most unique DBF products! Car stickers, multifunctional waistcoats for your country trips, bird identification basic visual guides, a field notebook perfect for not to miss a thing and write down all your “bimbos”, caps or straw hats to better endure sunny days, and, this year……

ENJOY WITH THE MEALS AND THE REST OF SERVICES OF THE DBF!

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 children for this edition. You will find pictures, drawings or miniatures all around MónNatura Delta facilities. Your objective will be to find all this birds and identify them, then you will have to write them on a form you will get at the…

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 four nature artists that show the different ways of observe nature. In one…

COME TO DBF BY TRAIN OR BY BUS!

This year you can come to the DBF by public transportation from Barcelona on Saturday the 22nd, thus we will 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 at your disposal…

A DUCK, A STAMP AND A MILLION DOLLARS

What have all these to do? You can find out by watching the movie The Million Dollar Duck on Friday, September 21st in Amposta. Traditionally, the DBF fires out on Friday evening and includes a movie screening in the town of Amposta, outside the festival grounds. In this year’s edition we’ll see a documentary that…

WHO WILL BE THE WINNER OF THE ZEISS-RESERVOIR BIRDS 2017-2018 CONTEST?

For the past year, at the web of rarities and ornithology topics RESERVOIR BIRDS, with the sponsorship of ZEISS, a difficult but fun Identification Contest is developed. This is a test in which the participants have tried to identify each month the species shown in series of 4 images published on the RESERVOIR BIRDS website,…

SECOND-HAND OPTICS MARKET AND CLEANING SERVICE OF BINOCULARS AND TELESCOPES

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 DELTA BIRDING 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…

TRAVEL FROM THE ISLANDS TO THE DESERT DISCOVERING AMAZING STORIES

We will start our journey in the Midway Islands, place at the middle of North Pacific, where we are going to discover how all the trash we generate leaves a heart breaking landscape to the Albatross that live there. Don’t miss the documental “Albatross” on Friday at 17:00 and Saturday at 10:30. From this distant…

JOINING EFFORTS AGAINST LITTER ON NATURE

Throwing litter on nature, “basuraleza” in Spanish, is one of the biggest environmental problems this days. The Libera Project, driven by SEO/BirdLife and supported by Ecoembes is one of the biggest initiatives that are going on in our country to fight against this threat and to contribute to conservation and improve the natural heritage. During…

DO YOU WANT TO WIN A PHOTOGRAPHY DRAW?

The revolution of digital photography and that of personal communication on a global level, has changed many things in the world of nature photography. How many nature photography contests do we receive invitations to participate? The head of CASANOVA FORMACIÓN, Roberto Alcaraz, will give two workshops at the festival.   RETOUCH FOR NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTESTS  TECHNIQUES TO…

OLYMPUS, FUJIFILM X, LUMIX G, BENRO AND SIGMA INVITE THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Nature lovers and birdwatchers like to photograph and preserve an image of their good times practicing their hobby and nowadays there are more and more photographers that approach and discover with great interest, the extraordinary beauty of nature that surrounds us. At the DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL, both will have the opportunity to progress in their…

2018 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS

Since 2014, when the Delta Birding Festival started with its first edition, the number of international exhibitors has been growing at a steady rate. Now, in 2018, we have a good representation of companies or public offices from most of the world that cover Europe, America, Asia and Africa, not to mention the Spanish companies…

DRAWING TO SAVE THE TURTLE DOVE

This edition of the Delta Birding Festival will gather renowned artists who not only will give us talks or participate in events but who will also make a contribution to this year’s conservation project. Each of them, Killian Mullarney, Blanca Martí, Ian Lewington, Martí Franch and Toni Llobet, will paint a Turtle Dove, each with…

LAST AVAILABLE TICKETS FOR GUIDED TOURS

This year we bring you a lot of novelties in guided tours. Some them have all the tickets already sold out, consult all of them and don’t miss yours! Last year we made our first nocturnal guided tour, it was such a success that we have doubled “Night birds” (Friday and Saturday 19:00) and we…

HOW DO WE LOOK AT NATURE?

  Catalan artist Blanca Martí exhibits her drawings of wildlife in With Nature Eyes where she has painted chimps, eagles, wolfs and other wildlife with her personal style, which is that of a natural perspective, that is, from nature. Her drawings are stunningly realistic and transmit intense feelings that are difficult to describe.   Blanca…

YOU ARE STILL ON TIME TO PUT YOUR ADVERT IN THE PROGRAMME

In this edition of #dbf2018 we repeat the format of the programme from last year: A5 measure, very visual and intuitive. 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 two-page feature to a strip, we can adapt on your…

DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL AND PEOPLE FROM DELTA

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…

LAST DAYS FOR THE TRIAL CAMERA CONTEST

The trail camera contest THE SECRET LIFE OF ANIMALS will deliver the prize to the winners during the DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL. Oryx, the leading retailer in Spain of trail cameras, organize a contest of photographs and videos made with this technique, open to everyone, with the aim of making more popular and relevant the great…

THE BEST EXHIBITION OPTICS FOR BIRDING YOU CAN FIND IN A BIRDFAIR.

The DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL is an exceptional event very well known for the attractiveness of the conferences and activities that are developed, but also for the excellent exhibition of products and services for birders and nature lovers in general. It is particularly important that the trade show segment of binoculars, telescopes and complementary equipment that,…

A NEW SPACES FOR THE DBF PHOTO CONTEST WINNER’S PHOTOS

DBF Photo Contest first’s edition was a real success: 3500 photos of 500 photographers from all around the world with first level quality were presented. We want this edition to be even better that’s why this year we have created a new space to exhibit the winner photos. 30 photos will be finishers, and their…

BIOBSERVA, A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

SUEZ Spain is a usual collaborator of Delta Birding Festival, and has been awarded with the European Business Award for the Environment in the category of Business & Biodiversity (Spanish section) with the transformation project of grey facilities into green infrastructures. On Saturday the 22nd at 17:30 during #dbf2018, Clara Rovira, responsible of biodiversity of…

CANIDS AND WILD BOVIDS OF THE WORLD

Canids and wild bovids of the world, two handbooks published by the prestigious publisher PRINCETON and written by José Ramón Castelló, a global naturalist. In 2016, came “Bovids of the world. Antelopes, gazelles, cattle, goats, sheep and relatives “in which each species is treated with photos illustrating the male, the female, the calf and, if…

BIRDS AND BIKES TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

Greenbirding is simply the pleasant practice of going out to observe nature with no internal combustion engine. Greenbirders don’t drive …they walk or cycle. It’s partly because reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a good thing, but also because by slowing down and wandering on your home patch you simple see and enjoy and experience nature…

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…

CHATTING IN THE AGORA

The talks from our speakers are all superb but often you feel you are curious about those things or opinions that don’t come out in a, let’s say, official talk. That’s why we have the Agora where we will interview Neil Retting and Laura Johnson about their work with the Philippine Eagle and their worldwide…

THE SNOW LEOPARD IN FOCUS

Oriol Alamany and Eulàlia Vicens are a couple of globetrotters who have visited –and photographed- every corner of the planet. They’ve been to the Himalaya several times where they have taken astonishing pictures of its landscapes, people and wildlife but two years ago they decided to focus on unveiling the biology of one of the…

CAN YOU SPOT THE RARE BIRD?

Killian Mullarney is one of the most renowned bird artists in the world. His drawings not only are incredibly good as a work of art but they also have absolute scientific precision in terms of proportions, colours and –more difficult- jizz. But Killian’s drawings just reflect what he probably actually is: a researcher of bird…

FIFTH EDITON OF THE LYNX ID CHALLENGE

Following the tradition, this year’s Lynx ID Challenge will try to find out who is the birder in the Delta Birding Festival who can identify most birds of the Western Palearctic. The race will show a continuous video with 30 pictures and play 20 sounds of birds from this biogeograhical region. Contestants will have 30…

BIRDS AND BIRD FAIRS OF EAST ASIA

On the other side of the world birds are also protagonists. Due to the fact that there are also thousands of birdwatchers and because they also meet at fairs and festivals like the ones we celebrate in Europe to share experiences and knowledge and to make available to visitors a wide and varied range of…

WHAT DO RARE BIRDS TELL US?

When there is news about a rare bird, many birders rush to get a view of it. The lure of a bird that you don’t usually find near you is difficult to resist but not all birders ask themselves what that bird’s doing or just assume that it has been driven off course by the…

IS SWINHOE’S PLOVER (CHARADRIUS DEALBATUS) A VALID SPECIES?

In recent years there have been many scientific controversies when deciding what is a species and what is not, both in the world of birds and in the other large groups of animals. So much that at present there are at least three different lists of the bird species of the world that do not…

WHAT ARE PENGUINS TELLING US?

Birds are regarded as good bioindicators but when we think about birds we rarely think about penguins. However, Antarctic penguins are crying out loud that there is a problem. Several penguin species are responding to environmental changes that are taking place in this region and are sending a warning message to the scientific community. Interestingly,…

PURIFYING WETLANDS: THE HIDING PLACE FOR HUNDREDS OF BIRDS

The Embut Wetland, and the Illa de Mar Wetland are two purifying wetlands of the Ebro Delta created by ACUAMED (Ministry of the Ecological Transition) and managed by AQUAMBIENTE (SUEZ Spain group) that have become, since they were created, in privileged spaces for the nesting of a great number of aquatic birds. As well as…

THE CATALAN NEWSPAPER “ARA” SUPPORTS THE DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL

For the fifth consecutive year, the DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL will receive the media support of the ARA Newspaper, announcing the event and issuing news and reports about the world of birds, biodiversity and nature conservation in the previous days of the celebration of the festival. Do not miss the publication of the interview with Neil…

COLOMBIA, THE GREATEST BIRDING COUNTRY, WILL BE A PROTAGONIST

1,964 species is the record held by this great country in northern South America. About 20% of all those that are known. And surely in the next few years, exploration and scientific research will still make this figure grow. But this is just an anecdote or rather it is the reflection of the enormous diversity…

LUMIX DELTA PHOTO TOUR

Each morning the Ebro Delta is a show of lights and shapes with the very highlighted leadership role of thousands of birds. And what is the nature photography: to try reflecting in an image what so much impresses our retina. Do it well requires to be at the right time and in the right place…

THE NIGHT SKY OF THE DELTA

Just before and just after sunset there is what the experts in sky photography say are the golden hour and the blue hour. To photograph the sky is a specialty and requires a technic and equipment quite different to those that usually use to photograph landscape and wildlife. SIGMA and the experts in astronomy and…

PHOTODIGISCOPING WORKSHOP

Photography with a spotting scope, like everything in the digital world and in particular photography, never stop evolving and offering new techniques and materials to achieve better results. Can we or can we not take professional level pictures with a spotting scope with the right adapters and cameras? Rosa Matesanz, showing her extraordinary photographs answer…

NIGHTLIFE AT DELTA

Don’t expect to find much nightlife in the Delta from the human point of view; 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 we’ve seen during the day keep active at night. The concept…

ALL READY TO TAKE DE FLIGHT

Do you like to go out to the field to birdwatching, but you can’t identify what you see? You have never gone birding, but you would like to know some tips to get started? With the “Emprèn el vol” guided tours, you will be able to take your first steps on birding. These tours are…

NATURE BY EAR, WITH ELOÏSA MATHEU

Eloïsa Matheu is already a classic speaker and tour leader at the DBF. We’ve had her in all previous editions and her talks, workshops and tours have always been a successful attraction of the festival. So, we knew that we were betting on a winning horse if we invited Eloïsa again. And this is what…