FIO (Extremadura Birdwatching Fair)

FEBRUARY 24TH TO 26TH 2023

The Pen and Inkwell

2023 Photography Contest
1st Prize FIO 2023 and category: Reatrato de aves
Winner: Jonathan Lhoir

FIO 2023

The XVIII Extremadura Birdwatching Fair - International Ornithological Tourism Fair (FIO) will be held from February 24 to 26 in the Monfragüe National Park. It will be the great meeting point in Spain for tourism related to nature and birdwatching, an activity in which Extremadura is a leader because of its natural resources and specialized tourism.

Organized by the Regional Government (Junta de Extremadura), FIO brings together the best in the sector: national and international tourist destinations (including a large representation of the Extremaduran products), specialized companies, manufacturers and distributors of photographic equipment and other optics, conservation associations, nature artists...

In addition to this, there are activities for companies, such as the FIO B2B Professional Meetings, and an extensive programme that combines conservation and entertainment.

For three days, there are conferences and colloquia on nature, tourism, art and photography, guided tours and birding viewpoints in different parts of the National Park, workshops for adults and children, entertainment shows, exhibitions, book presentations and a workshop for national and international companies specialized in nature tourism to meet local businesses.

All this programme in Monfragüe, one of the world’s meccas for birdwatching that is National Park, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Starlight astrotourism destination.

FREE ADMISSION

SCHEDULE: Friday 24th  and Saturday 25th  February from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 26th  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

El cartel de 2023, obra del artista Manuel Sosa

Un elanio común o elanio azul (Elanus caeruleus) protagoniza la imagen de FIO 2023. Es obra de Manuel Sosa (Cáceres, 1964), biólogo y uno de los pintores e ilustradores de naturaleza más destacados de las últimas décadas en España.

Como es costumbre desde hace años, Turismo de Extremadura ha encargado a un artista de prestigio nacional e internacional el cartel de la feria decana de turismo ornitológico de nuestro país y la segunda más importante de Europa.

Manuel Sosa ha realizado ilustraciones de naturaleza salvaje para las más importantes editoriales españolas, como Plaza & Janés, Planeta, Salvat, Santillana y Anaya, entre otras. Ha colaborado en enciclopedias, libros, folletos y carteles de las más diversas temáticas y en programas de televisión, como ‘La España Salvaje’ (TVE).

A lo largo de su trayectoria ha hecho pinturas al óleo y acuarelas de aves, mamíferos, paisajes y retratos. Sus obras han podido verse en numerosas exposiciones individuales y colectivas, y muchas de sus ilustraciones forman parte de colecciones privadas de países como España, Francia, Alemania, Reino Unido, Suiza, Estados Unidos y Canadá.

Entre otros reconocimientos, ha sido galardonado con la máxima distinción por la Academia Europea de las Artes y ha sido comisionado por la Fundación Marcelino Botín para la realización del óleo ‘El último lince’, que cuelga en el salón de la casa del rey Felipe VI.

Más información: https://manuelsosa.com

TALKS 2023

sonidosdelmundo

Presentation of the book ‘Sounds of the world. Travel by hearsay’ by Carlos de Hita

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‘The climate emergency and emerging crisis in biodiversity: Diagnosis of a premonition for the conservation of birds’ by Álvaro Guerrero and Ana Tardón

monografiasamenazadas

‘Monographs of endangered species in Extremadura: Bonelli’s eagle, golden eagle and black vulture’ by Juan Manuel Sánchez Guzmán, José María Guzmán Bolaños and Elisa Cristo da Silva Gamero

pablofernandez

‘Plumarium. Scientific study of the feathers of the European avifauna’ by Pablo Fernández Pero

gargantafraile

‘Garganta del Fraile de Serradilla, Best Approved Trail in Spain’ by Borja García Prieto and Francisco Javier Sánchez Vega

domingo rivera dios

‘Black-winged Kite: a representative species of the Extremaduran dehesa’ by Domingo Rivera Dios

energiasyaves

Colloquium ‘Making renewable energy and birds compatible, is it possible?’ with Erica Morales Statkraft, Rubén González Escudero, José Terrón, Rodrigo Fernández Mellado and Alfonso Godino (moderator)

francisco martín simón

‘Ecotourism in Extremadura: actions to promote the observation of birds and stars’ by Francisco Martín Simón

mikko

‘Wildlife in the taiga forest’ by Mikko Oivukka (Finland)

sdr

‘Quetzals and farmers in harmony? Of course they can!’ by Alfredo Scott (Costa Rica)

sandovalhitamonste

‘Connect with the birds. Birding in the media’ with Montserrat Domínguez, Carlos de Hita, Antonio Sandoval and José Luis Copete

coloquioturismo

‘Evolution of bird tourism: a look at the past and new challenges and destinations’, with John Muddeman, Manuela Seifert, José Luis Bautista Morán and Javier Gómez Aoiz (moderator)

sonidoeuroace

Presentation of the book ‘The sound of biodiversity. An audiovisual tour of the Euroace’, prepared by the General Directorate of Sustainability of the Junta de Extremadura

toxicosavifauna

Colloquium ‘The impact of toxins on birds’ with Rubén Moreno-Opo, María Jesús Palacios, Antonio Juan García-Fernández, Francisco Soler, Álvaro Guerrero and Alfonso Godino (moderator)

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‘Roofless building to promote the settlement of a colony of lesser kestrels applying new release techniques’ by Pepe Antolín and Catarina Machado

FOTOFIO 2023

juanpabloresino

‘What the black stork taught me’ by Juan Pablo Resino

larajackson

‘A lens for conservation’ by Lara Jackson (Scotland)

mariosuarez

‘A step forward in nature photography’ by Mario Suárez Porras

merceromero

‘Photographic Adventures in Europe: Norway, Hungary, Romania and Spain’ by Merce R. Romero

victorortega

‘How to take bird photography in a city, mission impossible?’ by Víctor Ortega

ramon sigma

‘Capturing the decisive moment with the new Sigma 60-600mm DG DN OS Sports, just the way you wanted it’ by Ramón Carulla

titogarcia

‘The evolution of nature photography’ by Tito García

atanasiofernandez

Presentation of FOTOFIO 2023 by the biologist and nature photographer Atanasio Fernández

ricardolourenzo

‘Winged images’, by Ricardo Lourenço (Portugal)

jeromilan

‘Photographing moments. The secret behaviours of birds’ by Jero Milán

adriana sanz

‘Document to preserve. Photo reports of guanacos, pumas and birds of Patagonia’ by Adriana Sanz (Argentina)

fernandoduran

‘The Mountain and the Calerizo of Cáceres, Protected Landscape’ by Fernando Durán Oliva

cartel laosa

Documentary ‘The bear that left a footprint in the sky’

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Extremadura, rebosante de vida en primavera 🌸

Este es uno es uno de los mejores momentos para recorrer nuestra región y disfrutar de la naturaleza y las aves.

¡Prepara tu visita!

ℹ Webs:
https://www.turismoextremadura.com/
https://www.birdinginextremadura.com/

ℹ Guías, mapas, rutas ornitológicas…
https://issuu.com/extremadura_tur

📱 App gratuita de Birding in Extremadura, disponible en Android e iOS

@extremadura_tur
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@skuanature

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