The Puerto Rico Ornithological Society, Inc. (SOPI) cordially invites you to our 3rd Annual Shorebird Festival that will take place during the weekend of September 7-8. The festival will take place at the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge (USFWS), and the Interpretative Center at the Cabo Rojo Salt Flats.
Our slogan for this year’s festival, “Save our shorebirds, be the solution to plastic pollution” highlights just one of the many conservation challenges that we face in our current environment.
The official festival poster, designed by Cynthia Gotay, depicts just one way shorebirds are affected by plastic pollution during their annual migration, an impressive feat that covers large distances. Shorebirds can travel from the arctic tundra to the southernmost places in South America.
Join us in welcoming these visitors to our shores, and celebrate their importance with us! During the festival, we will have bird identification workshops, bird watching walks, informative tables, art and photography exhibitions, arts and crafts for kids, and much more!