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2018 Bird Festival Schedule of Events

Vendor Hall/Registration Check-in:  Prince Memorial Gym, 160 State St. N, Hagerman (across from City Hall).  All festival activities except the catered dinners will be held here.

Dinner Hall:  American Legion Hall, 281 State St. N, Hagerman.  Only the catered dinners on Saturday and Sunday evenings will be held here.

Opening FRIDAY, February 16

12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Vendor Hall,  Open to the Public

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Registration Check-in

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Cassia Crossbill, Idaho’s New Endemic Bird Species!

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  John James Audubon documentary, National Audubon Society, Open to the Public.
The Audubon documentary is the story John James Audubon’s adventure across America as he pursued his dream of painting life-size images of all of the bird species of America. Audubon was one of the most remarkable men in early America. His passion for birds carried him across the continental wilderness to observe them in their habitat, and his skills as an artist immortalized them and their environment. A singular visionary in frontier America, Audubon is the godfather of today’s conservation movement. The legacy of Audubon is as timeless and vital as his art, and this film is an effort to appreciate him as he deserves.

SATURDAY, February 17

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.  Early Morning Eagle Tree Bird Fly-Out Field Trip  [optional] 

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Continental Breakfast Bar for ticket holders, guides & vendors

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Festival Registration [continued]

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Vendor Hall open to the Public

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m./1:00 p.m.  Saturday Morning Field Trip/Workshop choice.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch.  Box lunches in Vendor Hall.  Restaurant coupons available.

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Saturday Afternoon Field Trip/Workshop choice.

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Paul Bannick & Nathan Pieplow Book Signings in Vendor Hall

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Sit Down Catered Dinner in Dinner Hall

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Saturday Evening Dinner with keynote speaker Paul Bannick.
Award winning photographer Paul Bannick presents a program featuring video, sound, stories from the field and images from his book: Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls.  Paul follows owls through the course of one year and in their distinct habitats.  Audiences will witness the four seasons on territory, as each stage in an owl’s life is chronicled through rare images: courtship, mating, and nesting in spring;  edging and feeding of young in summer; dispersal and gaining independence in fall; and, finally, winter’s migration and competition for food.

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Paul Bannick Book Signing in Dinner Hall

9:00 p.m. –   Night Owl Prowl Field Trip [optional]

SUNDAY, February 18, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.  Early Morning Eagle Tree Bird Fly-Out Field Trip  [optional] 

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Continental Breakfast Bar for ticket holders, guides & vendors

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Vendor Hall open to the Public

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m./1:00 p.m.  Sunday Morning Field Trip/Workshop choice.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch.  Box lunches in Vendor Hall.  Restaurant coupons available.

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Saturday Afternoon Field Trip/Workshop choice.

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Birds of Prey Presentation – Open to the Public
Presentation
:  Identifying, appreciating, and supporting bird of prey populations.
Presenter:  Curtis Evans, Education Coordinator at the Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey
Organization:  The Peregrine Fund is an Idaho based, international raptor conservation organization that specializes in restoring endangered species populations around the world.  The headquarters in Boise, The World Center for Birds of Prey, facilitates global conservation efforts, and welcomes guests from around the world to experience raptors and their conservation in an up close and personal way.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Paul Bannick & Nathan Pieplow Book Signings in Vendor Hall

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Poo Painting & Silent Auction in Dinner Hall

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Catered Dinner & Auction Winners in Dinner Hall

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Sunday Evening Dinner with keynote speaker Nathan Pieplow titled The Amazing Sounds of Birds.
What bird uses its voice to echolocate inside dark caves? Which bird sings a duet with itself? Which bird sings over a thousand different songs? In this presentation, Nathan Pieplow shares some of his most remarkable audio from over a decade of recording birds in the field. You will see the sounds as well as hear them, and learn the stories of the birds that made them, and what some of those birds are actually saying.

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Nathan Pieplow Book Signing in Dinner Hall

9:00 p.m.  –   Night Owl Prowl Field Trip [optional]


Closing MONDAY, February 19, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Continental Breakfast Bar for ticket holders, guides and vendors

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Early Morning Hagerman WMA Field Trip [optional]

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Round Up/Feedback

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Closing Ceremonies

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