Bird Fair at Albufera de Valencia – 6-8th October

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Pau Lucio has sent this message –

“Hi everyone! We have organised a bird fair in the Albufera de Valencia from October 6-8th. I am uploading the programme. We would be very grateful if you could also distribute this information among other birders. Hopefully, we will see you there. Thanks.”


The programme for the event is set out below.

Saturday 7th October

Morning Activities. Location : Centro de Interpretación Racó de l’Olla. 9.30hs – 14.00hs.


EXHIBITOR FAIR BY THE ASSOCIATIONS, BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS, with stands open to visitors. Sponsor : Patronat de Turisme de la Diputació de València.


At the TUNDRA EDICIONES stand, Antonio Sandoval, author of the book “¿Para qué sirven las aves?” will be signing copies of the 4th edition of his book.


SWAROVSKI OPTIK will be present with their mobile workshop to promote and demonstrate their optics.


WORKSHOPS, GAMES, TALKS & OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR THE PUBLIC, provided by the
various organisations present at the fair.

PLUMA-PICO-PATA (FEATHER-BEAK-FOOT)
Why do birds fly? Workshop with story-tellers. Wings, beaks and handicrafts to create a bird to take home with you.


Calderona Viva – From the SVO stand, ongoing throughout the morning.

THE GREAT TRIALS OF MIGRATION –  SEO/BirdLife – Starting at 12.00hs.


• SPECIALISTS ON THE LOCAL BIRD LIFE WILL BE PRESENT IN THE HIDES AND THE OBSERVATION TOWER WITH TELESCOPES, HELPING VISITORS TO SEE AND IDENTIFY THE BIRDS OF THE RESERVE. SVO – Societat Valenciana d’Ornitologia.

 


10.30 hs – GUIDED BIRD WATCHING TRIP THROUGHOUT THE WETLANDS AND RESERVE AREAS. The
Asociación de Guias de Birding CV together with SWAROVSKI OPTIK, will take visitors to different birding hotspots of the Albufera de Valencia Natural Park, including the reserve.


Tancat de Milia, demonstrating a range of products from this prestigious marque. Participants will receive a free copy of the book “Guía de aves de España” courtesy of SWAROVSKI OPTIK. Limited places. Reserve by email at albuferadelesaus@gmail.com


Saturday 7th October 

Morning Activities. Location : Visitor Centre Racó de l’Olla.


TALKS:

11.00hs SCOTLAND : A PARADISE FOR ORNITHOLOGISTS – Pau Lucio – Birdwatching Spain.


11.40hs BIRD ATLAS OF THE PROVINCE OF VALENCIA – Toni Polo & Raquel Pérez- Societat Valenciana d‘Ornitologia.


12.20hs HABITAT RESTORATION FOR THE SPRING AND AUTUMN MIGRATION OF THE AQUATIC WARBLER IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA – Antonio Guillem – Fundación Global Nature.


12.45hs BIRDING ALBUFERA. A PORTAL FOR BIRDS OF L’ALBUFERA – Bosco Dies – Fundació Assut.


Afternoon Actividades. Location: Casa Forestal, El Saler. 


18.30hs. THESE STRANGE TERNS WITH ORANGE BEAKS. – José Ignacio Dies.


19.30hs. WHAT ARE BIRDS FOR? – Antonio Sandoval. – Organised by: Agència Valenciana de Turisme.


SWAROVSKI OPTIK will be present with their mobile workshop to promote and demonstrate their products.


PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION: THE BIRDS OF ALBUFERA – La Casa Forestal will house this collection of photographs by José Ignacio Ballester.


REPORTS ABOUT ALBUFERA. Organised by : SAMARUC DIGITAL.


21.00hs. OPEN AIR CINEMA.

THE FILM “THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK” by BRIAN GOLDEN DAVIES. A humourous and sentimental journey by six nature artists, competing to win the Federal Prize of the Seal of the Duck. – Organised by : Fundació Assut.


Sunday 8th October 8:30hs – 12:30hs.


BIRD WATCHING MARATHON IN TEAMS THROUGHOUT ALBUFERA. 

START POINT: Port de Catarroja, meeting point and distribution of teams into cars
END POINT: Tancat de la Pipa.

For the participants of the marathon, at the closing ceremony SWAROSKI OPTIK
will raffle a bird watching trip to Extremadura. SUBSRIBE : albuferadelesaus@gmail.com


9.00hs – 11.00hs.

SWAROVSKI OPTIK will be present with their mobile workshop to promote and demonstrate their products.


10.00hs – 12:30hs. CHILDREN´S BIRD WATCHING MARATHON.

Leaving by boat from Catarroja Port, traveeling to Tancat de la Pipa where the competition will begin, walking through the reserve.
SUBSRIBE : albuferadelesaus@gmail.com Organised by : Acció Ecologista-Agró y SEO/BirdLife.


12.45hs – 13:45hs.RESULTS AND PRIZE GIVING FOLLOWED BY REFRESHMENTS.
Sponsor : Patronat de Turisme de la Diputació de València.