Huron Fringe Birding Festival Registration

Welcome to the 2019 Huron Fringe Birding Festival Online Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS ACTIVE MARCH 1 (6am) to MAY 23 & MAY 28 to MAY 29, 2019

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED ON THE FESTIVAL DATES

Please feel free to contact the registrar by email at huronfringebirdfest@gmail.com or by phone at 519-375-1889.

An account holds the registrations for one or more individuals.   To create an account, enter the email address with a password for the account user, then add the contact information. Attendees in the group are then added to the account.

NEW FOR 2019!

New users can CREATE AN ACCOUNT in advance to be ready for registration on

MARCH 1 @ 6 AM. 

 

THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS WILL BE POSTED ON JANUARY 15, 2019

Click to view a printable 2019 Schedule of Events

PLEASE REVIEW THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS BEFORE MARCH 1 TO SAVE TIME DURING REGISTRATION

Click to view printable Registation Instructions

 

Youth (10-17) are welcome on regular Festival events (ages 10 & 11 accompanied by an adult who is also registered for the event)

 in an event title indicates a shortened all-day event.

 in an event title indicates an event suitable for individuals with limited mobility.

Events are listed for each day in order by start time and grouped for ALL DAY, MORNING, AFTERNOON, EVENING. Descriptions are included for each event. Click on the leader's name to learn more about this person.

Payment will be made via PAYPAL or CREDIT CARD.  You can pay using a PayPal account but you do not need an account.  During the payment process, scroll down to the bottom of the PayPal payment page to click the PAY BY CREDIT CARD or DEBIT CARD button.  Personal information will not be saved by PayPal.   

 

Guidelines for Participants

  • Please check-in at the registration tent located near the visitor centre 30 minutes prior to your first event to pick up your parking pass and registration package. A signed waiver of liability is required for your participation in the Festival and will be completed at the registration tent. A waiver of liability signed by a parent/legal guardian must be provided for each Youth (age 10-17) participating in the Festival.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to each event during the Festival so that the group can maintain their schedule.  When the group is ready to leave, they will not wait for late arrivals.
  • Please be sure to notify the registrar if you are unable to attend an event or will be late so that the departure of the other participants on that event will not be delayed. If you arrive late and your group has already left, the staff at the registration tent will attempt to meet you up with the group.  For early morning events please leave a message @ 519-375-1889. The registrar also checks email messages at huronfringebirdfest@gmail.com
  • ALL EVENTS BEGIN AND END AT THE VISITOR CENTRE unless noted otherwise in the event description.
  • Morning events end by about 11:30am; all-day and afternoon events end by 3:30- 4:30pm unless specified otherwise in the online event description.
  • Please read the "Be Safe" document and the waiver of liability prior to the Festival. You can view these documents by clicking on the links located at the bottom of each of the registration pages. You can save time when picking up your registration package by bringing a partially completed waiver (leave the signature line blank) for each participant.  
  • Event limits are established by the Festival committee to maximize participant experience and minimize environmental disturbance.  The status of events is updated daily during the Festival.  Ask at the registration tent about openings that might have arisen due to cancellations/changes. All event changes/adjustments must be made with the registration staff.
  • Car-pooling is encouraged for many events. Be sure to start the day with a full tank of fuel. Passengers are encouraged to share expenses for fuel when car-pooling with another participant (we suggest $5 per person for half-day events and $10 per person for a full-day).
  • If you have walkie-talkies that can be set to a particular channel, please bring them along. Their use will help to enhance your experience.
  • The weather can be variable. For your comfort we suggest bringing water, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and jackets for cool or wet weather. Sturdy foot wear with good soles is recommended.
  • Participants are responsible for providing their own food and beverages. Lunches and drinks should be taken with you on full day events.
  • Youth (10-17) are welcome on regular Festival events, with ages 10-12 accompanied by an adult also registered for the event.
  • Please consider any medical conditions or health issues you may have when choosing events. Be sure to properly prepare yourself as needed for each event.

Other Information

  • Festival registration includes Park day use fee for the days of your event(s)
  • Festival package covers all 8 days of the festival; Weekend package covers the 4-days of the first or second weekend; Saturday/Sunday package covers those two days of the first or second weekend. Extra per person event fees apply with packages.
  • This is an alcohol-free event.
  • Pets and Smoking on outings are not permitted; please be considerate of others in small groups.
  • To reduce exposure to the Black-Legged Tick (Deer Tick) along trails, please wear long pants and full shoes with your socks over your pants legs. Check yourself after your program.
  • Registrations must be pre-paid. You may cancel your registration at any time prior to May 1; an administration fee of $10 will be deducted per account. Cancellations May 1-15: 50% refund / cancellations May 16 up to the day before the Festival: 25% refund. No refunds will be issued as of the day before the Festival. Refunds will be mailed soon after the Festival.

Registrants are asked to read the Festival’s "Be Safe" document prior to coming to the Festival.

All attendees will be required to sign the Friends of MacGregor Point Waiver prior to participating in Festival activities. You can save time when picking up your registration package at the Festival by bringing your partially completed waiver (leave the signature line blank) to the registration tent near the Visitor Centre.  Your signature will be witnessed at that time.  Parents/guardians can list children/youth on one form to be signed at the registration tent.

For more information on where to stay, where to eat and where to shop in Saugeen Shores (Port Elgin and Southampton), please visit www.visitsaugeenshores.ca