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Bird festivals are growing in popularity. There are over 200 festivals in the USA and Canada.

World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated in 71 countries in 2017. Vancouver International Bird Festival will be the biggest bird festival ever held in Canada and a once in a life time opportunity to partner with a prestigious international Congress.

  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Wing home to TED talks.
  • Dates: Eight days (19-26 August 2018) in conjunction with 27th International Ornithological Congress at the Vancouver Convention Centre and venues around the City.
  • Attendance: 3,000 ornithologists expected at the Congress. Estimated 30,000 expected public to take in events at the Convention Centre and around the City.
  • Audience: Birdwatchers, nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts. Birdwatching is highly popular pastime in North America, Japan and Europe. Bird photography is very popular. 18 million Americans took birding trips averaging 14 days away (USFWS 2011 report). Birders spent $41B: $15B in travel, $26B on equipment. Typical person: Average age of 53, slightly more women than men, 24% with incomes >$75K, 25% with $50-75K, 28% college grads, 20% some college.