The Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) is organizing the third (3rd) local bird festival in this city. The College through its active president Dr. Milavel D. Nazario,  is partnering with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP) for the holding of the festival on February 22-24, 2017 at the ZSCMST Bird Sanctuary Fort Pilar, Zamboanga City. The third local bird festival is anchored on the theme  "Proteje y Preserva El Naturalesa por Amor del Vida". There will be lined-up activities that will mostly be held in the ZSCMST grounds which include bird watching, lectures - symposium, photo exhibits and film showings.