FIO (Extremadura Birdwatching Fair)

FEBRUARY 18TH TO 20TH 2022

Jardín secreto

2022 Photography Contest
1st Prize FIO 2022 and category: Aves en su entorno
Winner: José Miguel Palao

FIO 2022

The XVII Extremadura Birdwatching Fair - International Ornithological Tourism Fair (FIO) will be held from February 18 to 20 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.

 

SCHEDULE (FREE ACCESS): Friday 18th  and Saturday 19th  February from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 20th  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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 equipmente and other optics, conservation associations, nature artists... In total, more than 100 exhibitors.

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, cinema 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.

Irish illustrator Killian Mullarney, designer of the 2022 poster

Following the tradition of recent years, Extremadura Tourist Board has invited a prestigious illustrator, national or international, to design the FIO poster.

The poster for the 17th edition is the work of the Irish artist Killian Mullarney, with his painting of European lapwings (Vanellus vanellus) in the illustration entitled ' Aguanieves en Extremadura’, in reference to the name by which this wintering bird is known in the region.

Among other works, Mullarney has been the main illustrator of the 'Collins Birds Guide: The Most Complete Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe', considered one of the best field guides in the world of ornithology, published in Spanish with the title ‘Guía de Aves: España, Europa y Región Mediterránea’.

By choosing a lapwing for the official image, FIO wants to emphasize the importance of migratory birds and the need to protect them and conserve their habitats.

Of the 385 species of birds that can be seen in Extremadura throughout the year, according to the latest official censuses, about 100 are wintering, which makes our region an important destination for bird watchers in autumn and winter.

Mullarney will be at FIO and will give a lecture on 19 February entitled `How to improve a good book: the endless need to look again and again!' and a drawing demonstration workshop in the Portilla del Tiétar.

TALKS 2022

szabolcskokay

‘Painting birds of paradise’, by Szabolcs Kókay (Hungary)

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Colloquium ‘Around the sound. Different ways of listening to nature’, with Eloïsa Matheu, Carlos de Hita, José Carlos Sires and José Luis Copete

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Tribute to Joachim Hellmich, the Great Bustards’ German

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‘The true language of the birds’, by José María Benítez and Marino González

merceromero

‘New photographic horizons: Varanger’, by Merce R. Romero

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Margaret Atwood talks about birds with Antonio Sandoval

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‘Birds transform lives’, by Carlos Mario Wagner Wagner (Colombia)

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‘Bird migration through the Strait of Gibraltar. 25 years of study and monitoring’, by Alejandro Onrubia (Migres Foundation)

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Colloquium ‘The ecosystem services of carrion-eating birds’

logobirding

‘Ten years observing birds in Extremadura at the hands of the Birding Club’, by Extremadura Tourist Board

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‘How to make a good book better: the endless need to look again and again!’, by Killian Mullarney (Ireland)

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Colloquium ‘Small-scale landscapes, an artistic vision of the environment of birds’

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Presentation of the European project EnviroCitizen. ‘Ornithological citizen science and environmental citizenship’, by Diana Villanueva and Clara Contreras (UEX)

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‘Humanisation or extinction’, by Eudald Carbonell (Atapuerca Foundation)

carlosdehita

‘Volcanic tremor’, by Carlos de Hita

FOTOFIO 2022

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‘The sound in the nature documentary’, by Carlos de Hita

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Presentationof the FOTOFIO, by Atanasio Fernández

renepop

‘Photographing for The Sound Approach in Oman’, by René Pop (The Netherlands)

carlosperez

Presentation of the book ‘Birds of Spain. Photographic identification guide’, by Carlos Pérez Naval

sebastianmolano

‘Bird photography. Getting to know our models’, by Sebastián Molano

mariocea

Presentation of the book ‘Creative photography of wild fauna’, by Mario Cea

(c) Nuria Blanco

‘Looking for your photograph, loving nature’, by Nuria Blanco

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‘Capturing the elusive: behind the scenes of my nature photography’, by Mateusz Piesiak (Poland)

cristinaabilleira

‘Dream’, by Cristina Abilleira

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‘Winged images’, by Ricardo Lourenço (Portugal)

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‘Discovering nearby paradises’, by David Jerez

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Screening of ‘Panteras’ (Spain, 2021), a film by Wanda Natura directed by Andoni Candela and produced by José María Morales

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Conversation with Andoni Canela, director of ‘Panteras’

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FIO 2022 PRESS KIT

Update to February 17th

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