I am very sorry to hear that the Salton Sea Bird Festival has been canceled for lack of volunteers and participation by local citizens.
However, I did attend for several years and always offered to help, leaving my name and phone number. Not once did I hear that volunteers were needed and no one called me.
After a few years, I decided that the bird festival was a "closed shop" and had all the volunteers that were wanted.
I very much enjoyed going on the tours and to the workshops and displays and met a lot of really nice people. The bird festival is a big plus for Imperial County. It would be a shame if it went wherever the Sweet Onion Festival went.