About Us

Our Mission

To spark awareness for birds and nature and to inspire people to act to conserve birds and nature for their abilities to enrich our lives.

The Vallarta Bird and Nature Festival is a registered, non-profit, public-benefit Mexican Corporation that is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors and Officers. All of our work is funded by private donations and the money we raise from our annual festival.

What We Do

We Get Outside and Explore

In 2012, a small group of birdwatchers and nature lovers got together in Puerto Vallarta to find ways to raise awareness and appreciation for the unparalleled natural resources in the Bay of Banderas and surrounding Cabo Corrientes. We agreed that birdwatching and exploring was important because it provides an intimate connection between people and their natural environment. People who share a connection with nature and spend time observing wildlife have a stake in ensuring its preservation. Exploring nature and birdwatching are great ways to get outside. Few other hobbies offer so much for people of all ages from various cultures and walks of life. The Festival was born from these ideas.

We Cultivate the Principles of Conservation

A big part of the fun of exploring nature is putting a name to that bird, plant or animal you are encountering. We are fortunate to have passionate naturalists and professional birding guides who donate their time and expertise through inspiring and educational presentations during the Festival. As the economic effect of birdwatching and birding festivals grows, more communities and governments will realize that protecting habitat for birds and nature is a smart investment for our collective futures. That’s always a good thing.

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Nancy Holland
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Luna Azul (Selene)
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Ric Chamblee
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Rohini Velasco
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Lizzy Martinez
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Jorge Novoa
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Steve Shunk
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Leonardo Campos
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Cynthia Macuilxochitl
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Dulce Cabral
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Antonio Robles
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Mark Stackhouse

Ways To Give

As a registered, non-profit and public-benefit Mexican Corporation, the Vallarta Bird and Nature Festival relies heavily on donations. Every gift helps to continue this work to ensure that awareness and appreciation of nature and birds is truly beneficial for everyone. Through your support, we have helped local projects like the Macaw Sanctuary Nest Box Project, and to date, three donated nest boxes are producing wild but vulnerable Military Macaws that then repopulate the native forests. We support local non-profit organizations, inviting them to participate in the Festival by offering presentations about their conservation work, because education is so important for future generations.

Your support will ensure that every year we can invite children with their families from a local community to come to the Festival to learn from biologists about birds and nature through fun and educational art projects. The Vallarta Bird and Nature Festival accepts donated art supplies, such as new crayons, colored pencils, drawing tablets, small paint brushes, and washable markers. Additionally, new puzzles and picture books that are focused on birds and nature would be wonderful contributions.

The Vallarta Bird and Nature Festival thanks you for considering joining us in this conservation movement for birds and nature and supporting their abilities to enrich our lives.

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