Friday’s banquet keynote speaker will be James Currie, host of Nikon’s Birding Adventures on NBC Sports Network. His passion for birding, adventure and remote cultures has taken him to nearly every corner of the globe. An expert and an adventurer, he has been featured as a special guest and consultant in film, television, radio and print media. We are proud to have Mr. Currie at our festival as a speaker and field trip leader.
Our special Festival guest is Denver Holt, founder and president of the Owl Research Institute. Mr. Holt has researched owls in North and Central America since 1978, publishing about 90 papers and technical documents, including Birds of North America, and The Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 5, covering 189 species of the world’s owls. His work with Snowy Owls has been featured in National Geographic Magazine and on television. He will be leading two owling trips and present a luncheon talk.
A pre-Festival Baja California trip and a post-Festival Salton Sea trip will be held.