SALTON SEA – The Sea and Desert Interpretive Association has announced Pelican Days, a new birding festival for the Salton Sea. The festival dates are January 18th, 19th and 20th. Pelican Days will be held at the Salton Sea State Recreation Area on the north shore of the Salton Sea.
Promoter and local birder, Bob Miller, said, “This would be a great festival to take the kids and camp out on the shore of the Salton Sea. There will be several birding trips and activities at the State Park and there will also be birding by kayak on the sea.”
The Tour transportation will be by carpool.
The Salton Sea is one of the largest remaining wetlands in all of California and is an important stop for millions of birds along the Pacific Flyway. Over 400 species of birds have been identified throughout the year at the Salton Sea.
Registration fees are $50 dollars per person or $100 per family for the full package, and includes a Friday night reception, kids activities, Saturday birding walks and field trips, an evening program and a special birdwatching kayak tour on Sunday.
Fees also include two nights of tent camping and a Salton Sea Tee Shirt for each adult. Kid’s tees are extra.
Day use to the festival is $10 per person or $25 per family.