BirdFest Kickoff Party
Eastern Shore Art Center
Fairhope, Alabama

June 17, 2004

 

Dr. John Borom, an organizer of the Alabama Coastal BirdFest, chats with avid birder and biologist Dr. Elizabeth French during the BirdFest kickoff party that was held June 17 at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope. Dr. French will be leading some of the birding tours during the Oct, 14-17 festival.

BirdFest Logo
The logo for the Alabama Coastal Birdfest and the festival's official artwork were debuted at the BirdFest kickoff party on June 17 at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope. Logo designer Kathy Hicks, left, and artist Erin Fitzhugh pose with their creations.
BirdFest Volunteer
Alabama Coastal BirdFest volunteer Mark Rosser pours wine for Jim Walther, publisher of Gulf Coast Newspapers, during the BirdFest kickoff party on June 17.
 
BirdFest Auction

The June 17 BirdFest kickoff party also featured a few items that will be on the Silent Auction held during the Oct. 14-17 Alabama Coastal BirdFest.

Showing off two pieces that will go up for bids are Dr. John Porter, with Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries and Dr. John Borom, director of Faulkner State Community College in Fairhope. Dr. Borom is holding an autographed copy of "A Birder's Guide to Alabama" that was edited by Dr. Porter.


 
BirdFest Sponsors
Some of the sponsors for the Alabama Coastal Birdfest gathered at the festival kickoff party, held on June 17 at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope. Pictured with the festival logo and official artwork are, left to right, Dr. John Borom, Faulkner State Community College; David Yeager, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program; Robert Crowe, Alabama Power/Southern Company; and Jim Griggs, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Lands Division.

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