Monday, March 26, 2018

Registration Open for Florida's Birding

St. Augustine, Fla (March 26) The 16th Annual Florida's Birding & Photo Fest is fast approaching. From April 18 - 22, 2018, one of the most popular events among birding, nature and photography enthusiasts in the southeast will take place on Florida's Historic Coast - St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches.
WHAT: With more than 110 birding and photography field workshops and classroom sessions led by acclaimed photographers, Florida's Birding & Photo Fest has something for everyone. Whether you're a beginner photographer, advanced or somewhere in between, there are hands-on workshops at locations around St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches. The festival guide and registration information can be found at
WHEN: April 18 - 22, 2018
WHO: Instructors are a "Who's Who" of photographers including Bobbi LaneLee VarisRoman KurywczakScott BourneLewis KemperLisa LangellChas GlatzerJoe BradyVinny ColucciBrett WellsShiv VermaJack RogersKevin Loughlin, Dan Walters, Stephen Ingraham and more.
WHERE: Guana Tolomato Matanzas (GTM) National Estuarine Research Reserve, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra, FL.
PHOTO CONTEST: Photographers can submit their best photos to Florida's Birding & Photo Fest 2018 Photo Contest. The winning image receives a Sigma 100-400 mm lens and will be featured in the festival's 2019 promotions. The deadline to submit is Friday, March 30. Take a look at last year's winners.
KEYNOTE EVENT: The public is invited to attend the festival's keynote presentation Friday, April 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Barn, 259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Keynote speaker is Lisa Langell, a nature photographer who has won honors and awards from the National Wildlife Federation, the North American Photography Association and more. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at
Florida's Birding & Photo Fest is sponsored by Canon, Fujifilm, Hunt's Photo and Video, Sigma, Sony Olympus and Panasonic.
Registration for Florida's Birding & Photo Fest can be made at There is a $25 registration fee, all classes and field workshops priced individually. 
For more information, contact Erin Masters, (904) 209.4422 or

About Florida's Historic Coast
Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida's Historic Coast includes historic St. Augustine, the outstanding golf and seaside elegance of Ponte Vedra Beach and 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches. For more information on events, activities, holiday getaways and vacation opportunities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at, become a fan on Facebook or call 1.800.653.2489

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