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INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES

LA CHORERA BAJA CALIFORNIA, MÉXICO 8 AND 9 DE NOVIEMBRE, 2019


Contents About the Bird Festival

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Acknowledgments and sponsors

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Why is San QuintĂ­n Bay special for shorebirds?

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Activities at the festival Registration and payment options Map of activities How to get to San QuintĂ­n?

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Transportation

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Where to stay?

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Where to eat? Festival essentials Contact information

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Schedule-at-a-glance

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About the Bird Festival The Bird Festival began in 2015 to promote the protection of birds in San Quintín Bay. This is an annual event organized by local communities together with Terra Peninsular, a Mexican nonprofit organization that works on land protection. The festival is an opportunity for participants to enjoy activities focused on birds and nature, such as hiking, guided bird walks, boat tours and photography. Adults, families and children are welcome! Also, this is an event that has an economic impact on local communities.

“My experience attending the Bird Festival changed completely the way I think and the way I see the world we live in. I’ve met people from different parts of the world that come to celebrate and enjoy nature, learn to take care of birds, the names of species, where they live and how important it is to respect them. The tranquility of living surrounded by birds, plants and the ocean has given the chance to have great friends that love, care and teach the importance of birds”. Agustina Murillo Resident of La Chorera

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Acknowledgments and sponsors This festival is only possible thanks to the support of our sponsors, donors and volunteers

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Why is San Quintín Bay special for shorebirds? San Quintín has the natural features to provide refuge and food to thousands of birds; it is a unique place in Baja California with wetlands, sandy beaches, meadows and extinct volcanoes. Over 25,000 birds arrive to the bay each year! Some birds migrate to spend the winter, other are resident birds, and there are birds that breed in the summer. San Quintín Bay is one of the stopover sites that are part of the Pacific Flyway, these sites are used by birds to rest and feed during migration. We share birds with Alaska, Washington and California. Birds know no borders!

San Quintín is an essential place for bids and it is recognized internationally: Wetland of International Importance number 1775 designated by the Ramsar Convention. Shorebird Reserve since 2008 and part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN). Important Bird Conservation Area (AICA, in Spanish).

When we protect the bay we protect the birds!

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Activities at the festival

During two days you will celebrate the bird migration and walk among extinct volcanoes and wetlands, camp near the ocean, learn about native plants and enjoy delicious fresh seafood. Be part of a great celebration with the community! Go on an adventure at the Sudoeste volcano, let the view of the wetlands and the Pacific Ocean take your breath away, and admire the unique vegetation of the area. The Bird Festival provides a space to disconnect from everyday urban life; a space to stop, breathe, and focus on what is happening NOW.

This festival is for you if: ▶ You’d like to discover the natural wonders of Baja California. ▶ You’d like to get to know San Quintín from a different perspective and witness the bird migration. ▶ You’d like to enjoy nature and surround yourself with volcanoes and wetlands. ▶ You’re interested in learning about the natural, historical and archaeological value of San Quintín.

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Activities >

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Birdwatching boat tour around the bay This is an activity aimed at the residents of San Quintín that haven’t had the opportunity of seeing the bird migration that happens each winter at the bay. Participants will identify different bird species on a boat tour around the bay with the guidance of a bird expert. This activity is sponsored by Servicios Turísticos Los Volcanes UMA PPF Bahía San Quintín.

Date: Friday,

08/NOV

November 8 Time: from 8:00 am to 10:00 am Meeting location: Molino Viejo restaurant Capacity: 45 people

8:00 am to 10:00 am

Requirements • Reside in San Quintín • This activity is for people aged 12 or above Included • Snack • San Quintín Bird Guide • Checklist of the Birds of San Quintín

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◆ Free activity! ◆

Registration is required, please send an email to festivaldelasaves@terrapeninsular.org

Not included

• Optical equipment

Recomendaciones

• Bring binoculars, a hat, sunscreen, proper clothing for the activity, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and snacks. • Please arrive 20 minutes early.


Friday night welcome party Join us to celebrate the beginning of the San Quintín Bird Festival with art, science and good friends. We will kick off the 3rd Birdwatching Marathon and there will be booths where you can ask for information about the activities of the festival.

Date: Friday, November 8 Time: from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Lugar: Molino Viejo restaurant

08/NOV 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

◆ Free admission! ◆

Included

• Appetizers and wine for the first 150 attendees • Information booths about activities and workshops • Access to the lecture and art exhibition

Not included

• Food and drinks a la carte

Schedule 5:00 pm

Welcome Opening of the art exhibition “Travesía: una mirada al mundo natural de San Quintín”. The exhibition will be on display until November 15, 2019

6:00 pm

Lecture “A success story on the conservation of the California condor” by Mohamed Saad of the Sierra San Pedro Mártir National Park

7:00 pm

Kick off of the 3rd Birdwatching Marathon Toast

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The Dudleya’s trail: botanical exploration hike On this hike, you will learn and identify vegetation at the El Arco wetland, the sand dunes area and the Sudoeste volcano. Also, you will see the Anthony's liveforever (Dudleya anthonyi), this is a succulent plant that only grows on the volcanic field of San Quintín.

Date: Saturday,

07/NOV 7:00 am to 11:00 am

November 9 Time: from 7:00 am to 11:00 am Meeting location: Mirador Valle Volcánico, at La Chorera Capacity: 14 people

◆ Ticket price to be confirmed ◆

The registration will open on August 1st, 2019! Guide: Sula Vanderplank Duration: 4 hours Distance: 7.78 km (4.8 miles) Difficulty: high

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Included

• Tour guide • Identification guide • Tour map

Not included

• Food • Trekking sticks Recommendations Bring closed footwear (trekking and hiking), an extra pair of shoes, a windbreaker jacket, a cap or hat, sunscreen, proper clothing for the activity, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and snacks.


Birdwatching tour around volcanoes Join this van tour around San Quintín Bay in search of different bird species. This tour includes intermittent stops and short walks. During this tour you will visit the foothills of the volcanoes: Riveroll, 771, Picacho Vizcaíno and Kenton. You will see the oyster farms in Bahía Falsa in search of aquatic birds and shorebirds. Then, we will go to the Monte Ceniza Nature Reserve where we will have a beautiful panoramic view from the top of the volcano.

09/NOV 7:00 am to 10:30 am Guide: Jonathan Vargas Duration: 3 horas y media Distance: 10.2 km (6.4 miles) Difficulty: moderate

Date: Saturday,

November 9 Time: from 7:00 am to 10:30 am Meeting location: Mirador Valle Volcánico, at La Chorera Capacity: 14 people

◆ Ticket price to be confirmed ◆

The registration will open on August 1st, 2019!

Included

• Tour guide • Tour map • Identification guide • Transportation during the tour

Not included • Food • Binoculars

Recommendations Bring closed footwear (trekking and hiking), an extra pair of shoes, a windbreaker jacket, a cap or hat, sunscreen, proper clothing for the activity, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and snacks.

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Introspection session in nature Spending time in nature can lead to health benefits and boost well being. Join Paula Pijoan, certified meditation instructor, on a session that will help you see and live with all of your senses. Reconnect with nature and restore your balance through silence, relaxation and conscious breathing.

09/NOV 8:00 am to 10:00 am

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Date: Saturday, November 9 Time: from 8:00 am to 10:00 am Meeting location: Mirador Valle Volcánico, at La Chorera Capacity: 12 people

◆ Ticket price to be confirmed ◆

The registration will open on August 1st, 2019!

Guide: Paula Pijoan Duration: 2 hours Difficulty: easy

Included • Transportation during the activity Not included • Food Recommendations Bring closed footwear (trekking and hiking), an extra pair of shoes, a windbreaker jacket, a cap or hat, sunscreen, proper clothing for the activity, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and snacks.


3rd Birdwatching Marathon The marathon is a fun competition in which people and birdwatchers go out in search of the highest quantity of bird species they are able to spot during a limited period of time. This activity is a great opportunity for nature and bird lovers who’d like to spend a pleasant and fun time learning more about birds in San Quintín Bay.

Date: Saturday

09/NOV 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

November 9 Time: from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Capacity: 15 people (5 groups of 3 participants)

Start date and time: Friday November 8 at 7:00 pm End date and time: Saturday November 9 at 1:00 pm

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◆ Free registration! ◆

To register, please send an email to Jonathan Vargas at jonathan@terrapeninsular.org

Included

• Checklist of the Birds of San Quintín • Participation certificate

Not included

• Binoculars • Transportation

◆ Free registration! ◆

To register, please send an email to Jonathan Vargas at jonathan@terrapeninsular.org

Included

• Checklist of the Birds of San Quintín • Participation certificate Not included • Binoculars • Transportation Read the participation guidelines: http://terrapeninsular.org/en/ birdwatching-marathon/

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Oceanfront party The Oceanfront party is already a tradition at the Bird Festival. This year you will learn from educational and interactive stands on nature, archaeology, and art, and our friends from Contacto Salvaje will present a birds of prey exhibition. You will enjoy delicious fresh seafood prepared by the local communities and buy handmade jewelry created by Manos de Mar using local natural materials.

09/NOV 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Date: : Saturday December 8 Time: from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Location: Campo Don Álvaro, at Chorera

◆ Free admission! ◆

Included

• Educational and interactive stands • Live music • Exhibition of birds of prey • Food and drinks sale • Announcement of the winners of the 3rd Birdwatching Marathon

Recommendations

Bring cash to buy food, drinks and crafts, bring binoculars, camera, closed footwear, a jacket, a cap or hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

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Not included • Food and drinks


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Registration and payment options Registration is required for some activities. Please send us an email to festivaldelasaves@terrapeninsular.org indicating the name of the activity, date, time and the number of people.

The registration will open on August 1st, 2019!

Payment options OPTION 1: CREDIT CARD Use your credit card and make your payment through one of our fiscal sponsors in the US, the International Community Foundation (ICF).

OPTION 2: PAYPAL

Make your payment with debit or credit card through your PayPal account in a quick and safe way.

Contact us If you have any questions or problems with your registration: Send us an email to festivaldelasaves@terrapeninsular.org Join the Facebook group Festival de las Aves en San QuintĂ­n More information: http://terrapeninsular.org/en/ registration-and-payment-options/

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IMPORTANT: after paying, please send us the payment voucher to the same email account to guarantee your registration.


Map of activities

@TerraPeninsular

www.terrapeninsular.org/en/

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How to get a San Quintín? From San Diego • Travel time: between 5 and 6 hours. • There are 3 toll booths between Tijuana and Ensenada that have signs to indicate the amount to be paid in US dollars and Mexican pesos.

Follow the route on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/paKWSogG9HK2

From Ensenada • Follow the Transpeninsular highway. • Travel time: between 3 and 4 hours. • There are not toll booths between Ensenada and San Quintín.

Follow the route on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/n1gaebHTSLr More information on how to get there: https://visitasanquintin.com/ es/informacion-turistica/

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Transportation Drive your own vehicle

Car rental

Take into account that most of the roads leading to where the activities will be held are not paved, and a 4x4 vehicle is recommended.

There are vehicle rental companies in the Tijuana International Airport and in the San Diego International Airport.

Bus from Ensenada to San Quintín Travel time: 3.5 hours Ticket price: $290.00 Mexican pesos Timetables: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:25 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm Departure: Bus Terminal in Ensenada, Avenida Riveroll 1030 Zona Centro, between Calle Diez and Calle Once

Vehicle rental sites in Ensenada: • Alamo • Hertz • Fiesta Renta Car

Ask for a ride or carpool Important note: the Bus Terminal does not have online service and you need to go there to buy the tickets. They accept cash and debit or credit card payments.

Join the Facebook group Festival de las Aves en San Quintín to ask for a ride or for carpooling.

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Where to stay?

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Rural

accommodations

2. Casa La Ola in the Punta Mazo Natural Reserve

1. La Chorera

Enjoy with your friends or family in this fully furnished house near the ocean.

Live the experience of the festival and stay with members of La Chorera community. This accommodation is for you if you like to meet new people, bond with them, learn new traditions, and listen to stories. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/eRo4Q2TKrDU2

• 4x4 vehicle required Capacity: 3 people Included: 1 double room and 1 single room, kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom, hot water, and parking Not included: food, cleaning service, transportation, shower Price per person: $10 US dollars per night ($200 Mexican pesos) Location: https://goo.gl/maps/JzX7oZ8QhC22 For more information, send us an email to festivaldelasaves@terrapeninsular.org

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Rural

accommodations

3. Cabaùa El Refugio in the Punta Mazo Natural Reserve Share a cabin with your family or friends. • 4x4 vehicle required Capacity: 10 people Included: 6 single beds, 2 double beds, sheets, pillows, blankets, electricity, water, kitchen, dry toilet, parking, 24hour surveillance Not included: food, cleaning service, extra blankets, shower, transportation Price per person: $10 US dollars per night ($200 Mexican pesos) Location: https://goo.gl/maps/zdwML9qJ8Kw For more information, send us an email to festivaldelasaves@terrapeninsular.org

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Standard accommodations If you seek the comfort and privacy of a hotel, this accommodation is for you. We recommend that you book your accommodation with time.

Hotel Jardines Baja

Travel time from the hotel to La Chorera

40 minutes

Preferential rate

Regular rate

Phone number

No

Single room $650 MXN / $35 USD Twin room $850 MXN / $45 USD

52 (616) 165 60 60

52 (616) 166 44 00

52 (616) 165 90 94

Mission Inn

56 minutes

Yes

Single room $870 MXN / 2 people Twin room $950 MXN / 4 people

Misión Santa María

55 minutes

Yes

Single and/or twin room $765 MXN

Executive accommodations If you seek the security of your stay in a hotel, this accommodation is for you. This hotel has security cameras in all its facilities and only one entrance to the parking lot. We recommend that you book your accommodation with time. La Villa de San Quintín

39 minutes

Yes

Single room $810 MXN / 2 people Twin room $945 MXN / 4 people

(616) 165 18 00

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Camping If you like camping, we have three options for you:

1. Campo La Palapa in the Punta Mazo Nature Reserve Camp by the ocean within a nature reserve. • 4x4 vehicle required Capacity: 16 people (recommendation: 2 or more people per tent). Included: camping area, beach hut, bar for food preparation, dry toilet, bathroom.

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Not included: shower, food, camping equipment, electricity, transportation. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ JzX7oZ8QhC22


2. Certified campsite “Leave No Trace” in the Monte Ceniza Nature Reserve This campsite is for you if you have the certificate Leave No Trace issued by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics or if you are a graduate student from any course taught by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

Capacity: 10 people Included: camping permit for staying in the Monte Ceniza Natural Reserve, parking Not included: camping equipment, bathroom, transportation, food, infrastructure

Price per person: $10 US dollars per night ($200 Mexican pesos) Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ WpapQkExaLA2

For more information, send us an email to festivaldelasaves@terrapeninsular.org

3. Campo Don Álvaro at La Chorera This camp is for you if you want to stay close to the area where the festival activities will be carried out.

Capacity: 16 people (recommendation: 2 or more people per tent) Included: camping area, dry toilet, parking Not included: camping equipment, food, electricity, shower, transportation

Price per person: $10 US dollars per night ($200 Mexican pesos) Location: https://goo.gl/ maps/HZs7VoFm7482

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Where to eat? Community area At the entrance of La Chorera community, there will be an area for breakfast and lunch for sale at the following hours: Saturday, November 9 from 6:00 am to 10:00 am Important note: only cash payments Location: La Chorera (right after the Mirador Valle Volcánico)

Restaurants in San Quintín El Despertar Molino Viejo La Villa de San Quintín More options and restaurants: http://visitasanquintin.com/en/

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Bird Festival essentials Weather and clothing ▶ San Quintín presents a Mediterranean climate. In winter, the maximum temperature is 20 Celsius degrees (68° F) and the minimum is 2 Celsius degrees (35° F). It’s important to check the weather conditions at https://weather.com/ ▶ Temperature can drop considerably at night: bring comfortable and light clothing, pants, long-sleeve shirts, jacket, winter hat, gloves, etc. ▶ Bring closed footwear (trekking and hiking), an extra pair of shoes, a windbreaker jacket, a cap or hat, sunscreen, proper clothing for the activity, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, and snacks.

Transportation ▶ There is limited public transportation

service in San Quintín and there is no UBER service. ▶ A four-wheel drive is recommended due to road conditions since most of them aren’t paved.

Emergencies ▶ The emergency number is 911 ▶ Bring a first-aid kit and personal basic

medicines (for headaches, dizziness, allergies, etc.). ▶ For safety, we will have an ambulance and the assistance of Grupo En-sar Búsqueda y Rescate de Ensenada, experts on rescues and emergencies in remote areas.

Payment options ▶ It’s important to bring cash! Not all restaurants accept card payments. ▶ There are ATMs of the following banks: HSBC, Citibanamex and BBVA Bancomer.

Pets ▶ You can bring your pets as long as they wear a leash at all times.

Respect and enjoy nature ▶ Enjoy birds from a distance and use binoculars. We recommend a distance of at least 98 feet. ▶ The Bird Festival will take place close to the Punta Mazo and Monce Ceniza nature reserves, please respect plants and animals, and stay on marked trails. ▶ This festival is conceived under a mindfulness philosophy. This means that we promote birdwatching as a form of meditation.

Waste ▶ Bring your reusable water bottle and coffee cup, as well as reusable tuppers, straws and cutlery. ▶ Help us to keep the bay clean! Pick up your trash and place it in the proper containers. If there are no containers nearby, please take the trash with you until you find one. ▶ The festival is developed under the principles of Leave No Trace, which means it is an event of low environmental impact.

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Contact information Send us an email to festivaldelasaves@terrapeninsular.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Office in Ensenada Address: Calle Tercera #1282 between Espinoza and Castillo Business hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Phone: +52 (646) 177 68 00 / (646) 174 02 86

Main page of the festival http://terrapeninsular.org/en/sanquintin-bay-bird-festival/ Bird Festival FAQs http://terrapeninsular.org/en/birdfestivals-faqs/

Be part of our Facebook community! Join the Facebook group Festival de las Aves en San QuintĂ­n and get an answer to your questions, ask for a ride, do carpool, ask for recommendations, etc. www.facebook.com/groups/292997791300831/ @TerraPeninsular

www.terrapeninsular.org/en/

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Schedule-at-a-glance Friday, November 8 Birdwatching boat tour around the bay Date: Friday, November 8 Time: from 8:00 am to 10:00 am Meeting location: Molino Viejo restaurant

Friday night welcome party Date: Friday, November 8 Time: from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Location: Molino Viejo restaurant

Saturday, November 9 The Dudleya’s trail: botanical exploration hike Date: Saturday, November 9 Time: from 7:00 am to 11:00 am Meeting location: Mirador Valle Volcånico, at La Chorera

Birdwatching tour around volcanoes Date: Saturday, November 9 Time: from 7:00 am to 10:30 am Meeting location: Mirador Valle VolcĂĄnico, at La Chorera

3rd Birdwatching Marathon Start date and time: Friday November 8 at 7:00 pm End date and time: Saturday November 9 at 1:00 pm

Free admission or registration Recovery fee Registration is required, please send an email to festivaldelasaves@terrapeninsular.org

@TerraPeninsular

www.terrapeninsular.org/en/

Introspection session in nature đ&#x;šŠ Date: Saturday, November 9 Time: from 8:00 am to 10:00 am Meeting location: Mirador Valle VolcĂĄnico, at La Chorera

3rd Birdwatching Marathon Date: Saturday November 9 Time: from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Free activity! Registration is required Oceanfront party Date: Saturday November 9 Time: from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Location: Campo Don Ă lvaro, at La Chorera

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