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

            April 16-19 – Meet and Leave from the Botanical Gardens

 

Wednesday, April 20

 

Morning Field Trip Departures

          6:30 am -------------- Trip - Joe Fulton Corridor & Hilltop (6:30-11:30) NEW!

          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)

12:00 pm ------- Registration & Vendor Tent Open (12:00-5:30)

 

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

2:00 pm ---------- Workshop“Shorebird Identification” by Cameron Cox (2:00- 4:00)

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

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

 

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

                           Extra Guests Texas Barbecue Dinner Tickets

                           for Non-Registrants and Vegetarian Options available

Thursday, April 21

 

Morning Field Trip Departures

          5:30 am -------------- Trip - King Ranch Field Trip led by Tom Langschied (5:30-3:30) 

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

          6:00 am ---------- Trip - Barnhart Q5 Ranch & Nature Retreat (6:00-3:30) NEW!

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

 

          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)

          7:30 am ---------- Trip - Hazel Bazemore County Park  (7:30-11:30)

                                     **Meet and leave from the Park**

 

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 ---------- THE RAPTOR PROJECT with Jonathan Wood

1:00 pm ---------- Presentation- “Warblers, The Colorful Gems” by Cameron Cox

                           (1:00- 2:00)

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

                            (2:30- 4:30)

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

Friday, April 22

 

Morning Field Trip Departures

          5:30 am -------------- Trip - King Ranch Field Trip led by Tom Langschied (5:30-3:30) 

          6:00 am ---------- Trip - Lake Choke Canyon State Park (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 - Knolle Jersey Farms - River Pasture (6:30-12:30)

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

 

           7:30 am ---------- Trip - Fennessey Ranch (7:30–11:30)

                                      **Meet and leave from the Ranch**

       

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 the site

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

1:00 pm ---------- Presentation- “Identification Challenges of the Texas Coast”

                           by David Sarkozi

 

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

2:30 pm -----------Workshop- “Finding Birds 101” by Ben Horstmann (2:30- 4:30)

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

5:30 pm ---------- Keynote Reception with Cash Bar and light hors d’oeuvres

6:00 pm ---------- Keynote with David Sibley- "What it’s Like to be a Bird"

                           At Asbury United Methodist Church – directions will be provided

Saturday, April 23

Artisan Market and Family Fun Day!

Morning Field Trip Departures

          6:00 am ----------- Trip - Barnhart Q5 Ranch & Nature Retreat (6:00- 3:30) NEW!

          6:00 am ----------- Trip - 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 - 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 - Birding with David Sibley (7:00- 12:00) NEW!

          7:30 am ----------- Trip - Pollywog Ponds (7:30- 11:30)

                                     **Meet and Leave from the Ponds**

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

                            ** No transportation to the site

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

                           ** No transportation to the site

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

10:00 am --------- Photo WorkshopTBD (10:00-12:00)

10:00 am -------- Artisan Market & Family Fun Day!

 

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

1:00 pm ---------- Presentation- “Native Plants for the Birds” by Kris Kirkwood

                           (1:00-2:00)

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

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

3:00 pm ---------- Presentation- “The Resilient Whooping Crane: Challenges                                               to Recovery” by Dr. Liz Smith


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

Sunday, April 24

                                   

Morning Field Trip Departures

          7:00 am ---------- Trip - Joe Fulton Corridor & Hilltop (6:30- 11:30) NEW!

 

          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)

                                     **Meet and Leave from the Harbor**

 

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)

                                   

7:00 am ---------- Post-Trip - Upper Coast & Pineywoods

                                      April 25-28 – Meet and Leave from the Botanical Gardens

2022 Schedule