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BIRDIEST FESTIVAL IN AMERICA 2017 Online Registrations

BIRDIEST FESTIVAL IN AMERICA

April 20-23, 2017

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

8545 S. Staples Street, Corpus Christi, TX

 

Download Schedule/Registration Links Here (.docx & .pdf)

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Festival Registration: $35

Allows registration for field trips, free seminars, and   1 free ticket to Thursday night opening reception fajita dinner.  To register, click here.

 

https://71731.blackbaudhosting.com/71731/Bird-Festival-Membership

 

*You must purchase your festival registration and register (email address) on our website to be granted access to Birdiest Festival in America field trips and talks. Log in after paying initial registration and select your field trips & talks.

 

Select from the following items. Click on talk, tour or dinner to register for that specific event/time:

 

Thursday, April 20

2:30 pm Talk- “The Corpus Christi Hawkwatch- 20 Years and Beyond” by Dane Ferrell

4:00 pm Talk- “Positive Vibes- A Texas Big Year” by David Sarkozi

5:30 pm Mexican Fajita Dinner (1 free ticket with registration, additional guest tickets  available $18/each…Please register for this meal if eating to help us get an accurate meal count.)

 

Click here to order ADDITIONAL GUEST TICKETS . (Birdiest Festival Registration not required for extra tickets).

 

 

Friday, April 21

5:30-7:30 am Morning Field Trip Departures:

  5:30 am-3:30 pm—The Norias Division of the King Ranch $120

  5:30 am-12:30 pm—Fennessey Ranch $60

  5:30 am-12:30 pm—Choke Canyon State Park $45

  5:30 am-5:00 pm—Audubon Outdoor Club Big Sit - Packery Channel $20

  6:00 am-12:00 pm—Port Aransas Morning Trip $45

  6:00 am-12:00 pm—Hazel Bazemore Park (Hawk Watch) Morning Trip $45

  6:00 am-4:30 pm—Hazel Bazemore Park (Hawk Watch) ALL DAY Trip $60

  6:00 am-5:00 pm— Big Day FULL DAY TRIP $65

  6:30 am-12:00 pm—Shorebird Trip $45

  6:30 am-12:00 pm—Corpus Christi Area $45

  7:30 am-11:00 am—South Texas Botanical Gardens Nature Walk $8

 

  11:00 am Talk- “Forty years of observing birds and just about everything else on Coastal Bend Barrier Island Beaches” by Tony Amos

 

  12:30 pm Talk- “A Birding Tour of the Texas State Parks of South Texas” by Ben Horstmann

 

1:30 pm Afternoon Field Trip Departures:

  1:30 pm-5:30 pm—Port Aransas Area Afternoon Trip $35

  1:30 pm-5:30 pm—Corpus Christi Area Afternoon Trip $35

 

  2:00 pm Talk- “Bird Song Through the Ages” by Robert Benson

 

  3:30 pm Talk- “Solving Shorebird ID Pitfalls” by  Mel Cooksey

 

Saturday, April 22

5:30-7:30 am Morning Field Trip Departures:

  5:30 am-3:30 pm—The Norias Division of the King Ranch $120

  5:30 am-12:30 pm—Fennessey Ranch $60

  5:30 am-12:30 pm—Choke Canyon State Park $45

  5:30 am-5:00 pm—Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve Big Sit $20

  6:00 am-12:00 pm—Port Aransas Morning Trip $45

  6:00 am-12:00pm—Hazel Bazemore Park (Hawk Watch) Morning Trip $45

  6:00 am-4:30 pm—Hazel Bazemore Park (Hawk Watch) ALL DAY Trip $60

  6:00 am-5:00 pm—Big Day FULL DAY TRIP $65

  6:30 am-12:00 pm—Shorebird Trip $45

  6:30 am-12:00 pm—Corpus Christi Area $45

  7:30 am-11:00 pm—South Texas Botanical Gardens Nature Walk $8

 

  11:00 am Talk- “A Birding Tour of the Texas State Parks of South Texas” by Ben Horstmann

 

  12:30 pm Talk- “Forty years of observing birds and just about everything else on Coastal Bend Barrier Island Beaches” by Tony Amos

 

1:30 pm Afternoon Field Trip Departures:

  1:30pm-5:30 pm—Port Aransas Area Afternoon Trip $35

  1:30 pm-5:30 pm—Corpus Christi Area Afternoon Trip $35

 

  2:00 pm Talk- “Solving Shorebird ID Pitfalls” by Mel Cooksey

 

  3:30 pm Talk- “Bird Song Through the Ages” by Robert Benson

 

  5:30 pm Texas Bar-B-Q Dinner $18/plate  (additional guest tickets are available for friends/family not attending other Birdiest Festival Events.)

 

 

Sunday, April 23

5:30-7:30 am Morning Field Trip Departures:

  5:30 am-12:30 pm—Fennessey Ranch $60

  5:30 am-12:30 pm—Choke Canyon State Park $45

  6:00 am-12:00 pm—Port Aransas Morning Trip $45

  6:00 am-12:00 pm—Hazel Bazemore Park (Hawk Watch) Morning Trip $45

  6:30 am-12:00 pm—Shorebird Trip $45

  6:30 am-12:00 pm—Corpus Christi Area $45

  7:30 am-11:00 am—South Texas Botanical Gardens Nature Walk $8

  8:00 am-12:00 pm—“Skimmer” Boat Tour $40

 

  12:15 pm Talk- “Positive Vibes- A Texas Big Year“ by David Sarkozi

 

  1:30 pm Talk- “The Corpus Christi HawkWatch- 20 Years and Beyond” by Dane Ferrell

 

 

 

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