Participate in the Festival and learn from renowned professionals. Join us in this celebration of the birds, other wildlife and nature of western Mexico during three days of field and boat trips, expert presentations, and a internationally known keynote speaker.
Plan extra days before and after the Festival to join a private birding tour and continue adding birds to your life list, your camera’s memory card, or just your memory. The Bay of Banderas is always full of colorful birds, friendly people, and plenty of birders. Throw in a few tacos here and there, and you have a fiesta!
Early bird registration of $450 pesos MXN begins August 8, 2022 and continues through October 31, 2022. Registration will increase to $550 pesos MXN thereafter. Please contact us for student rates. Note that registration is required to participate in all field trips and to receive the discounted rate for the Hyatt Ziva.
Lunch will be available for purchase at the Vallarta Botanical Garden every day of the Festival.
will include a taco buffet, dessert, and three drinks (wine, beer, margarita)
Guests of the Hyatt Ziva
The coffee shop will open early at 6 am so field trip participants can get a healthy breakfast. For Coffee To Go, you must bring your own reusable coffee mug.
Day Pass at the Hyatt Ziva
This is a wonderful option for participants that are interested in attending the presentations and using the beach, restaurants, and pools. Day passes can be purchased at a special price for festival registrants who will allow access to the hotel property. More detailed information will be provided upon festival registration.
Welcome Self Drivers!
You may opt to drive yourself to any of the field trip starting locations. However, be aware of these important points:
- It is important to be familiar with the departure location, and with the potential for traffic delays en route, before you opt to drive.
- Some departure locations may have limited parking, which could delay you, and could also charge a parking fee, so be prepared.
- You must arrive on time. If you miss a departure, there will be no refund.
- A map will be sent by email if you opt to drive
- Please be sure to let us know that you are self driving!
All participants must complete the VBNF Release Form before departure on a tour. The Form will be sent with your registration confirmation. You can return it via email to the VBNF email address or you can bring it with you to a tour. If you are registering for multiple tours and opt for the hard copy option, you must bring a copy to the start of each tour.
Screechalacas preparing to disturb the peace, again.