BIRDIEST FESTIVAL in AMERICA
April 26, 2023 – April 30, 2023
Experience amazing spring migration along the Texas Gulf Coast in the busiest of U.S. flyways, with four-day pre- and post-trips; 19 different field trips to famous South Texas ranch and coastal hot spots including new full day to world famous King Ranch; presentations and new workshop “Drawing & Painting Birds;” bird walks; and Jonathan Wood Raptor Project shows. Based at Corpus Christi’s South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, a popular opening reception with Happy Hour cash bar and genuine Texas BBQ dinner; Vendor Trade Show; artisan booths; and Saturday ‘Family Fun Day’ still are only part your Texas Coastal adventure!
Amazing KEYNOTE SPEAKER Tiffany Kersten spent 2021, against all odds, setting a new U.S. record for ‘The Big Year’–726 bird species sighted in 48 states in 12 months! From Mission, in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, this 35-year-old guide recovering from sexual assault, having lost her nature center job, drove 49,000 miles in a Chevy Spark, hopped 50 flights, finding her record-breaking ‘Bat Falcon’ 30 minutes from home, December 18!
One of the youngest events in the country, Corpus Christi’s birding festival has been embraced by the national birding community! The 2022 Birdiest Festival in America had 239 registrants from 30 states, a 47 percent increase—and raised the number of bird species seen in its five-year history to 329!
Visit https://www.birdiestfestival.org for REGISTRATION, DETAILS, SCHEDULE! Further questions to veteran Chair Denise, 361-563-5968.