Everglades Birding Festival (http://www.evergladesbirdingfestival.com) is done. I had a great time with Paddy, Jim, and Sam. I look forward to next year. The festival has gone through it's growing pains and is finding it's way in the world now. Minor tweaking is in store, but it seems to have found it's niche. The underlying reason for doing this festival is to generate more business, and it paid immediate dividends for me. I was out guiding for the last day and a half.
Now, I am preparing for Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. I will be promoting Wes Biggs' tours (http://www.floridanaturetours.net) of the Dry Tortugas. I am one of the leaders for Tortugas II. Also, I will be promoting Sam Fried's Panama trip this summer. Sam hasn't put the trip on his web site (http://www.flightsoffancyadventures.com) at the moment. I will be passing out fliers for his Panama trip at the festival. And, of course, I will be handing out my own cards.
I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. If only I could squeeze in a little sleep!