This is the sixth consecutive year that the Ebro Delta, one of the most important natural places in the Western Mediterranean, hosts a wide and attractive program of activities with lectures, courses, workshops, contests and others coupled with a large fair of products and services for the birder and people who enjoy nature as a whole.
In 2019 we will hold the 6th edition of the only ornithological festival that takes place in Catalonia. One of the highlights of the Festival is the fact that it sets aside money from ticket sales to projects related to the study and conservation of birds and nature. This year we have taken the challenge to make an open call for projects to receive the funds. The Festival visitors will vote and choose the project that will get the financial contribution (+ info).
The festival has reached a renowned prestige among birders as a result of the category of its invited lecturers and the large number of scheduled activities such as boat trips, visits to some of the strict nature reserves of the Delta, workshops, etc. and the large number of exhibitors, highlighting the wide participation of all major brands of optics and photography and numerous stands of products and services.
The Delta Birding Festival will take place in MónNatura Delta a set of facilities of the FCLP located in the Ebro delta, surrounded by a landscape of rice fields and lagoons in one of the most important wetlands in Western Europe. Here, land blends with water and creates an ideal environment for a rich wildlife, especially water birds.
The FCLP restored the grounds of the old salt pans of La Tancada, that extended over an area of 41.2 hectares, and has created an interpretive center that allows visitors to learn about the value of this area.
The Delta Birding Festival will be hosted in the facilities of MónNatura Delta, using the existing buildings and services and will be expanded by adding a number of marquees where most of the activities and the fair itself will take place.
Friday 20th, from 16:00 to 20:30
Saturday 21st, from 9:30 to 20:30 (non-stop)
Sunday 22nd, from 9:30 to 15:00
Who promotes it?
ORYX, the shop that specializes in birding optics, equipment and natural history books, is the main promoter of the Delta Birding Festival. To widen the Festival’s scope, Oryx has teamed up with the Catalan Institute of Ornithology (ICO) and the Fundació Catalunya – la Pedrera(FCLP) for this event.