Successful organization of the Mazatlan Bird Festival
With a rich program including renowned international and Mexican guest speakers, bird art and photography exhibits, a trade show and excellent birding trips guided by competent bird tour leaders from Mexico, the US and Canada, the Mazatlan Bird Festival could become the most important bird festival in latin america.
Obtaining the necessary buy-in from hotels, Mazatlan tourism promotion organizations, and Sinaloa secretary of tourism to commit to funding, promoting and hosting an international bird festival in Mazatlan.
Working with our connections in the Mazatlan tourism industry and the state government and revealing to them the growing importance and economic impact of birders, birding and bird festivals internationally. Showing them that we have both the expertise and
key allies such as Pronatura Noroeste, Mexico’s largest and oldest conservation organization, the CONABIO (National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity, a permanent inter-ministerial commission of the Federal Mexican government), expert birders and first hand knowledge of the birdlife in the Mazatlan area and the state of Sinaloa and other bird festivals in Mexico and the US we obtained the necessary funding.