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Wednesday, April 22

 

7:00 am -------------- Trip - Port Aransas Hot Spots (7:00-12:00)

7:00 am ---------- Trip - Chasing Warblers and Other Migrants (7:00-12:00)

7:30 am -------------- Trip - King Ranch Laureles Division (7:30-12:30)

12:00 pm ------- Registration & Vendor Tent Open (12:00-6:00)

 

12:30 pm ------- Talk - “Who are You? Solutions to Some Birding Pickles”

                          by David Sarkozi

 

1:00 pm ---------- THE RAPTOR PROJECT with Jonathan Wood

 

2:00 pm ---------- Talk - “Status and Trends of Nesting Colonial Birds”

                           by  Brent Ortego

4:00 pm ---------- THE RAPTOR PROJECT with Jonathan Wood

5:00 pm ---------- Happy Hour Cash Bar (5:00-6:00)

 

6:00 pm ---------- Opening Reception - Texas Barbecue Dinner (6:00-7:30)

                           Extra Guests Texas Barbecue Dinner Tickets

                           for Non-Registrants and Vegetarian Options available

Thursday, April 23

 

5:30 am -------------- Trip - King Ranch Norias Division Field Trip led by Tom Langschied

                           (5:30-3:30)

5:30 am ---------- Trip - Lake Choke Canyon State Park (5:30-3:30)

6:30 am -------------- Trip - Rockport /Fulton Hot Spots (6:30-3:30)

6:30 am ---------- Trip - Hazel Bazemore Park & Pollywog Pond (6:30-12:00)

 

7:00 am ---------- Trip - Chasing Warblers and Other Migrants (7:00-12:00)

7:00 am ---------- Trip - Shorebirds of the Coastal Bend (7:00-12:00)

 

8:00 am ---------- Bird WalkSouth Texas Botanical Gardens (8:00-11:00)

12:00 pm -------- Registration & Vendor Tent Open (12:00-5:00)

 

1:00 pm ---------- Photo Workshop“Outdoor Photography: Setups and Techniques                               for Capturing Stunning Nature Images” with Dr. Robert Benson                                     (1:00-3:00)

 

1:00 pm ---------- THE RAPTOR PROJECT with Jonathan Wood

3:30 pm ---------- Talk - “The Resilient Whooping Crane: Challenges to Recovery” 

                           by Dr. Liz Smith

4:00 pm ---------- THE RAPTOR PROJECT with Jonathan Wood

            Friday, April 24

5:30 am ---------- Trip - Big Day! (5:30-3:30)

6:00 am ---------- Trip - NEW! Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (6:00-3:30)

 

6:00 am ---------- Trip - Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management Area (6:00-3:30)

6:30 am ---------- Trip - NEW! Knolle Jersey Farms - River Pasture (6:30-12:30)

6:30 am ---------- Trip - Fennessey Ranch (6:30–12:30)

7:00 am ---------- Trip - King Ranch - Santa Gertrudis Division (7:00–12:30)

7:00 am ---------- Trip - Port Aransas Hot Spots (7:00-12:00)

 

8:00 am ---------- Bird Walk- South Texas Botanical Gardens (8:00-11:00)

8:00 am ---------- Bird Walk- Goose Island State Park (8:00-11:00)

                           NO TRANSPORTATION TO SITE

12:00 pm -------- Registration & Vendor Tent Open (12:00-5:00)

1:00 pm ---------- Talk - “Prediction: The Next New Coastal Bend Birds”

                           by Mel Cooksey

 

1:00 pm ---------- THE RAPTOR PROJECT with Jonathan Wood

 

4:00 pm ---------- Talk - “Native Plants for the Birds” by Kris Kirkwood

4:00 pm ---------- THE RAPTOR PROJECT with Jonathan Wood

6:00 pm ---------- Reception with Cash Bar and light Hors d’oeuvre


7:00 pm ---------- Keynote with David Sibley

          Saturday, April 25

Artisan Market and Family Fun Day!

5:30 am ----------- Trip - King Ranch Norias Division led by Tom Langschied

                            (5:30–3:30)

 

6:00 am ----------- Trip - NEW! Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (6:00- 3:30)

6:00 am ----------- Trip - Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management Area (6:00-3:30)

6:30 am ----------- Trip - Rockport /Fulton Hot Spots (6:30-3:30)

 

6:30 am ----------- Trip - NEW! Knolle Jersey Farms- River Pasture (6:30- 12:30)

7:00 am ----------- Trip - Shorebirds of the Coastal Bend (7:00-12:00)

7:00 am ----------- Trip - Port Aransas Hot Spots (7:00-12:00)

7:00 am ----------- Trip - NEW! Birding with David Sibley (7:00- 12:00)

8:00 am ----------- Bird Walk - Blucher Park (8:00-11:00)

                            NO TRANSPORTATION TO SITE

8:00 am ----------- Bird Walk- Goose Island State Park (8:00-11:00)

                            NO TRANSPORTATION TO SITE

10:00 am --------- Registration & Vendor Tent Open (10:00-5:00)

 

10:30 am -------- THE RAPTOR PROJECT with Jonathan Wood

1:00 pm ----------- Talk -  “A Birding Tour of the Texas State Parks in South Texas”                                    by Ben Horstmann

1:00 pm ----------- THE RAPTOR PROJECT with Jonathan Wood

2:00 pm ----------- Book Signing with David Sibley at Vendor Tent


2:30 pm ----------- Workshop- “Hawk Watching 101” by Dane & Libby Ferrell

                           (2:30- 4:30)


4:00 pm ----------- THE RAPTOR PROJECT with Jonathan Wood

           Sunday, April 26

                                   

7:00 am ---------- Trip - Texas Scramble (7:00-12:00)

7:00 am ---------- Trip - Chasing Warblers and Other Migrants (7:00-12:00)

 

8:00 am ---------- Trip - “Skimmer” Boat Trip – Fulton Harbor (8:00-12:00)

                           NO TRANSPORTATION TO THE SITE

 

8:00 am ---------- Bird Walk- Blucher Park (8:00-11:00)

                           NO TRANSPORTATION TO THE SITE

8:00 am ---------- Bird Walk- South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

                           (8:00-11:00)

 

Sunday, April 26 to

Tuesday, April 28

                                   

7:00 am ---------- Post Trip - Rio Grande Valley

2020 Schedule