THE EGYPTIAN VULTURE FLIES HIGH IN THE CHOICE OF THE WINNING CONSERVATION PROJECT

In this edition, the festival’s visitors have been the ones which decided the winner conservation project. With this novelty, we want to implicate even more the festival’s visitors, making them part of the project itself and promote the presented projects. The winning project with 41% of votes was the one presented by the conservation biology…

A SUCCESSFUL EDITION!

The Delta Birding Festival has consolidated as an unavoidable ornithological and naturalist appointment in its sixth edition. Not even the rain has prevented the festival to be successful, with a large public attendance at conferences, workshops, and exhibitors, and with sold-out tickets for guided tours. The crowd dedicated to ornithology and nature was involved in…

SMALL PRICE ON SUNDAY TICKETS!

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

COME BACK TO NATURE!

On Sunday 22th, during Delta Birding Festival, some birds will be returned to nature. These are some species that were moved to Wildlife Recovery Centre of Canal Vell, because of their inability of living in the wild, but thanks to the center team work, now they are prepared to live free. The Agents Rurals will…

“SALVEMOS NUESTRO MEDITERRÁNEO” AT THE DBF

Among all the documentaries, we’ll have the chance to watch “Salvemos nuestro Mediterráneo”. This documentary was designed by the National Geographic marine biologist and explorer,  Manu San Felix, to make visible the decline that we are causing in its biodiversity. Manu that has been studying the threats under the surface for more than thirty years,…

FOOD TRUCKS AND OTHER SERVICES AT YOUR DISPOSAL

At the Delta Birding Festival, everything is prepared for lunch time! Four “Food-trucks” will turn lunch time into an opportunity to taste quality food in a very suitable format for the festival. Remember that you also will have at your disposal a shuttle bus that every 15 minutes will drive from Platja del Trabucador to…

WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN!

As every year, the festival has prepared games for kids, all of them base on naturalist learning. For example, the ornithologist domino, bird pellets’ identification, bird’s puzzle, built a nest box or an “estimaocells”. Moreover, DBF and Barcelona’s Zoo have prepared a very funny activity for children. Pictures, drawings or miniatures will be hidden for…

CHOOSE YOUR OUTFIT FOR THE FESTIVAL!

Don’t miss the chance to purchase official DBF products and wear as a good Delta’s birder! MónNaturaDelta’s shop has a lot of products such the festival’s T-shirts to remember these fantastic days, multifunctional waistcoats for your country trips, bird identification basic visual guides, a field notebook perfect for not to miss anything, caps or straw…

IF YOU LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY, #DBF IS YOUR PLACE!

Among the many activities of the festival, you will find photography workshops taught by renowned photographers who will surely satisfy your concerns. You will enjoy the creative photo workshop sponsored by SIGMA with Jonathan Rius, an expert knowledgeable of the territory who will reveal the techniques to make your photos impressive! Roberto Alcaraz of Casanovafoto…

HOW TO DECIDE THE WINNER PROJECT?

One of the main objectives of the Delta Birding Festival has been, since its inception, to obtain funds to finance conservation and research projects for the benefit of birds and their habitats. Until this edition, the choice of the project to which these funds were granted corresponded to the Organizing Committee of the Festival, but…

BIOclick PHOTO EXHIBITION AT THE DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL

SUEZ Spain, a partner company of the Delta Birding Festival, will present the winning and finalist photographs of the I BiOclick Photography Contest, in tent 3. The contest, aimed at company workers and under the theme “facilities and biodiversity”, shows how the Nature is present in the day-to-day management of the facilities. On Saturday 21…

COME TO THE DBF AND WIN A NATURE ACTIVITY

In this edition of the Delta Birding Festival you will have the opportunity to participate in a raffle to win what we call a DBFxperience, which are nothing but experiences in the nature offered by some of our exhibitors. To access the contest, you must register in a database via the QR code that you…

YOU ALSO CAN COME TO THE DBF BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

To make the world more sustainable you can come to DBF by public transport. Saturday 21th, you can go to la Aldea by train or bus and then, a free bus shuttle will take you to MónNaturaDelta. Also, there will be another bus shuttle which take you from Platja del Trabacudor to MónNaturaDelta every 15…

THE SCRUB-ROBIN IN TIERRA DE BARROS, EXTREMADURA

Scrub-Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes) is an insectivorous species easy to identify due to its red long tail, which moves and open frenquently. Scientific researchers have determined local extinctions, population’s declining and worrying situations related to the conservation of this species associated to dry lands. Sara Díaz of Extremadura Birding in her DBF’s talk will explain to…

THE LEGEND OF THE PALE MALE IN AMPOSTA

This year, when we will talk about urban falcons at the Delta Birding Festival, we won’t miss the opportunity to talk about urban hawks in New York too. The Legend of Pale Male is a documentary of a Belgian young man, Frederic Lilien, who arrives, disoriented, in New York in 1993 with the intention to find…

INCLUSIVE NATURE TOURISM

Mirua Actividades de Naturaleza y Montes Solidarios from Navarra try to ensure that people with some functional diversity can also enjoy nature, birdwatching, and hiking. So, they have designed exclusive guided routes to make nature accessible to disabled people. Yosu Vazques of Montes Solidarios and Daniel Torrente of Mirua Actividades de Naturaleza will explain us how they have done it…

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…

DBF PHOTO CONTEST’S FINALISTS

The DBF Photo Contest is a photography contest in which all photographers, both amateur and professional are invited to participate. An overall of 1190 pictures have been presented but only 30 have been chosen as finalists. These ones will be exhibited at the marquee situated at the end of the optics area during the festival….

SOMORMUJO RADIO AT THE DBF!

This year we will also have the opportunity to attend a live radio show. The boys of the Somormujo Radio are coming again to the Delta Birding Festival. The radio program is dedicated to the world of ornithology or as they say to the radioornitology. They will interview the organizers of the festival and some…

DO WE MAKE A RECYCLED NESTBOX?

As we transform our environment, we cannot avoid eliminating many key elements for some birds, such as nesting sites; hollows, trees, shrubs or old buildings that used to be a refuge and nesting site. This lack is more accentuated in urban areas, where birds are forced to compete for the few remaining shelters. With the…

THE YOUNG LUCA GARCÍA AT THE DBF!

Luca García is a young promise of art and photography. During the festival we’ll see his exhibition called Metal Birds, which consists on metal birds built by himself. A call to recycling art and nature. On the other hand, Luca will also show us his role as a photographer in the Macro Photography workshop and…

THIS YEAR YOU VOTE THE CONSERVATION PROJECT

One of the aims of the Delta Birding Festival is to collect money to research and conservation projects. Until now, the organization of the DBF decided which project would win the money. From 2019 edition, visitors will be the ones that decide which is the winner project. With this novelty, we want to implicate even…

ECOMEMBES CONFERENCES

This year at the Delta Birding Festival we’ll have the chance to attend the Ecoembes conference cycle in which several experts will explain us about the impact caused by abandoned rubbish in natural spaces and their possible solutions. First, Miguel Muñoz from the Libera – SEO / Birdlife project, will explain us the how to…

PRESENTATIONS OF NEW BOOKS AND SIGNATURE BY THE AUTHORS

The Delta Birding Festival, after 5 editions, has become one of the most important events in Spain for everything that is related to birds and nature, also for the publishers that take the opportunity to present some of the latest books. The list starts with the new guide by Fran Trabalón and Alex Ollé on…

SNOW LEOPARD IN THE DESERT?

You are right! In the Gobi desert, in dispersed mountain ranges there are several populations of this extraordinary feline that surprises us because they have little to do with the climate and orography of the Himalayas or other great Asian mountain ranges. And, in addition, it has been proven that young individuals can move from…

INVESTIGATING THE ROOTS OF ORNITHOLOGY KNOWLEDGE?

Sometimes it is good to stop for a moment and look back to know who have been the predecessors who laid the fundaments of what we now know as a science with great dynamism as is the case of Ornithology. Who were the first to really wonder about many things they saw in the birds?…

AGENTS RURALS AT THE DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL

The body of Agents Rurals will be at the Delta Birding Festival one more year! Miguel Ángel Garcia Reàdigos, a member of the body, will explain us with his talk the tasks that they carry out in Ebro Delta for the conservation of the threatened Bonelli’s eagle. On the other hand, Agents Rurals will also…

GRAFFITI ART AND BIRDS WITH GRAFFBIRDS

Art doesn’t know of any kind of frontiers and, even less, theme or technique frontiers. And an artistic technique with a fully urban origin like the graffiti can be applied masterfully to the bird theme, especially if the one who does it is an artist like Roc Blackblock, who from the movements of urban social…

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

In this edition of #dbf2019 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…

AN AMAZING LAND: PEOPLE FROM DELTA AND DELTA BIRDING FESTIVAL

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. For that reasons, the Delta Birding Festival also wants to showcase local natural and cultural values of this land. Many local companies are supporting the Festival as an…

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. Don’t miss the publication of the interview with Tim Birkhead,…

ESPAIS NATURALS DE PONENT

Almond and olive trees, dry stone constructions, unique species, and unique landscapes. With these three words, we get the slogan of Espais Naturals de Ponent. Because Lleida is much more than a plain. Lleida is landscape, it is heritage and it is nature. Nature that we can enjoy every day, both those who live there…

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

Once again, you’ll enjoy an excellent exhibition of products and services for birders and nature lovers in general at Delta Birding Festival. It is particularly important that the trade show segment of binoculars, telescopes and complementary equipment that harbors all the main brands in the market. The exhibition is placed just beside La Tancada lagoon…

THE EXHIBITION “PINGÜINOS”

This year at the Delta Birding Festival we’ll enjoy the exhibition “Pingüinos” by the renowned photographer Iñaki Relanzón and sponsored by Lumix. A selection of images of the different species of penguins made in recent years by the photographer in locations such as the Falkland Islands, Galapagos Islands or Antarctica, are waiting for you in…

PURIFICATION WETLANDS

The Embut Wetland and the Illa de Mar Wetland are two purification wetlands of the Ebro Delta built by ACUAMED (Ministry for Ecological Transition) and managed by AQUAMBIENTE (SUEZ Spain group) that have become, since its formation, in privileged spaces for the shelter, feeding and nesting of many water birds. Stands out the formation of…

4000 HECTARES FOR THE BONELLI’S EAGLE

13 land trust agreements that comprise 4.000 hectares can give hope for this raptor in an unstable situation in Catalonia. With monitoring actions, protection of breeding areas, regulation of open-air activities and others, including the improvement of the habitat in foraging areas, it is hoped that the populations of the species will recover. In the…

THE IMPORTANCE OF STORYTELLING IN NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

This year at the Delta Birding Festival, we’ll have the chance to listen a Joan de la Malla. Biologist and photographer, sponsored by Olympus, is focused in nature, local communities and the environment. At present, he is devoting his efforts to conservation topics by working with national and international entities helping to raise awareness of…

REWILDING IN THE ANTROPOCEN!

The valleys of the high Catalan Pyrenees, Boumort, the Cadí mountain range, the Cerdanya, these are the territories where Jordi Palau professionally has been dedicated to the management of natural resources and wildlife and also to try to understand how these large little disturbed areas with very few human settlements, the nature has been recovering timidly…

THE EUROPEAN TURTLE DOVE, BEYOND WHAT WE THINK WE KNOW

The team of Gerard Bota and Francesc Sardà has managed to unveil several important questions about the spectacular decline of the European Turtle Dove in the European continent. Doves marked by these investigators of the Center of Science and Forestry Technology of Catalonia, are starting to proof that the migration pattern of Catalan doves, whose…

THE “ESTIMAOCELLS”

The Estimaocells project was born in 2012 in the cultural week of the small town of Urgell called Vallbona de les Monges. It arises from the need to apply inverse psychology transforming the scarecrows into “nice scarecrows” or “bird-lovers” (estimaocells). Estimaocells Project focuses on biodiversity, community, recycling and territory art. One of the main goals…

THE CONSERVATION OF HIGHLAND PARROTS IN COLOMBIA BY MEANS OF BIRD TOURISM

The highland parrots of the Colombian Andes are in severe danger of extinction and the lack of data about their biology is the main reason why it is very difficult to plan conservation policies. In this talk, Eduardo Soler and Clara Diaz, of the University of Caldas (Colombia), will stress how by means of bird…

GREENBIRDING WITH PONÇ FELIU AND GARY PRESCOTT

Green Birding‘s aim is to for birders to enjoy every aspect of birding without recourse to fossil fuel transport. As the world becomes more aware of climate destruction it is vital that we all do what we can to prevent future problems and protect the birds we love. This year, at the Delta Birding Festival,…

BIRD RINGING AT THE PLEGADIS FOUNDATION

This year, the Delta Birding Festival offers a new activity of bird ringing open to the public in which participants will be able to know first-hand how this bird marking technique works. They will learn the process that goes from capturing the bird with special traps, placing the ring on the bird’s leg, gathering of…

IS IT TRUE THAT NATURE IS WISE?

If anyone can have an answer to this question is Jaume Sañé, naturalist, traveler, popular filmmaker, especially about nature and, above all, in love with life. And recently even more popular for his collaboration in the successful Catalan TV entertainment program “Nature is wise” where he is the one who brings the knowledge that gives…

COUNTING NIGHT BIRDS

In the night of the Delta, many species of nocturnal birds such as little, barn and long-eared owls and red-necked nightjars are hidden in the middle of the dark … but often we do not know how to recognize what species it is or where it is … This year we will have the opportunity…