Wed, Apr 22 | South Texas Botanical Gardens

The Birdiest Festival in America 2020

Select Registration Fee below to complete registration. Select T-Shirt from the list below if you would like one. Please visit the 2020 Schedule, Trips, and Talks tabs above for more detailed information before purchasing! Click "More Info" on tickets below for a short description of the events.
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The Birdiest Festival in America 2020

Time & Location

Apr 22, 2020, 7:00 AM – Apr 26, 2020, 5:00 PM
South Texas Botanical Gardens, 8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413, USA

About the Event

Registration Fee required for ALL Festival Program/Field Trip Participants! Please register each guest separately.

Registration includes admission to the Festival, David Sibley Keynote Admission, a free Raptor Project presentation, Five days admission to South Texas Botanical Gardens and 3 Free Presentations ($5 for extras) OR a Free Workshop ($15 for extras).

Use Promo Code 3FREE for 3 free Presentations or code WORK for a free Workshop

(need to be pre-registered for Presentations or Workshop)

BIRDIEST FESTIVAL IN AMERICA 2020 SCHEDULE

Wednesday. April 22

  • 7:00- 7:30 am MORNING FIELD TRIP DEPARTURES
  • 7:00am - 12:00 Port Aransas Hot Spots 
  • 7:00am - 12:00 Chasing Warblers & Other Migrants 
  • 7:30am - 12:30 King Ranch, Laureles Division 
  • 12:00pm Registration and Vendor Tent Open (12:00 - 6:00)
  • 12:30pm - 1:30 Presentation- “Who are You? Solutions to Some Birding Pickles” by David Sarkozi
  • 1:00pm The Raptor Project with Jonathan Wood
  • 2:00pm Presentation- “Status and Trends of Nesting Colonial Birds” by Brent Ortego
  • 4:00pm The Raptor Project with Jonathan Wood
  • 5:00pm Opening Reception- Happy Hour Cash Bar
  • 6:00pm Texas BBQ Dinner (6:00- 7:30)

Thursday, April 23

  • 5:30- 7:00 am MORNING FIELD TRIP DEPARTURES
  • 5:30-3:30 King Ranch- Norias Division led by Tom Langschied 
  • 5:30 - 3:30 Lake Choke Canyon State Park
  • 6:30 - 3:30 Rockport/Fulton Hot Spots
  • 6:30 - 12:00 Hazel Bazemore & Polywog Ponds
  • 7:00 - 12:00 Shorebirds of the Coastal Bend led by Mel Cooksey
  • 7:00 - 12:00 Chasing Warblers & Other Migrants
  • 8:00 am Bird Walk- South Texas Botanical Gardens (8:00 - 11:00)
  • 12:00 pm Registration & Vendor Tent Open (12:00 - 5:00)
  • 1:00 pm Workshop- “Outdoor Photography: Setups and Techniques for Capturing Stunning Nature Images” with Dr. Robert Benson (1:00 - 3:00 pm)
  • 1:00 pm The Raptor Project with Jonathan Wood
  • 3:30pm - 4:30 Presentation- “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- 7:00 am MORNING FIELD TRIP DEPARTURES
  • 5:30am - 3:30 Big Day- Full Day Trip
  • 6:00am - 3:30 NEW! Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
  • 6:00am - 3:30 Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management Area 
  • 6:30am - 12:30 NEW! Knolle Jersey Farms- River Pasture
  • 6:30am - 12:30 Fennessey Ranch
  • 7:00am - 12:30 King Ranch- Santa Gertrudis Division
  • 7:00am - 12:00 Port Aransas Hot Spots
  • 8:00am - 11:00 Bird Walk- South Texas Botanical Gardens
  • 8:00am - 11:00 Bird Walk- Goose Island State Park) NO TRANSPORTATION TO SITE
  • 12:00 pm Registration & Vendor Tent Open (12:00 - 5:00)
  • 12:30 pm Presentation- “Prediction: The Next New Coastal Bend Birds” by Mel Cooksey
  • 1:00 pm The Raptor Project with Jonathan Wood
  • 2:00 pm Presentation- “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 & Family Fun Day

  • 5:30am - 7:00 am MORNING FIELD TRIP DEPARTURES
  • 5:30am -3:30 King Ranch- Norias Division led by Tom Langschied 
  • 6:00am - 3:30 NEW! Aransas National Wildlife Refuge 
  • 6:00am - 3:30 Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management Area 
  • 6:30am - 3:30 Rockport/Fulton Hot Spots 
  • 6:30am - 12:30 NEW! Knolle Jersey Farms- River Pasture 
  • 7:00am - 12:00 Shorebirds of the Coastal Bend 
  • 7:00am - 12:00 Port Aransas Hot Sport 
  • 7:00am - 12:00 NEW! Birding with David Sibley 
  • 8:00am - 11:00 Bird Walk- Blucher Park  NO TRANSPORTATION TO SITE
  • 8:00am - 11:00 Bird Walk- Goose Island State Park  NO TRANSPORTATION TO SITE
  • 10:00- 5:00 Registration & Vendor Tent Open 
  • 10:30 am The Raptor Project with Jonathan Wood
  • 1:00 pm Presentation- “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 MORNING FIELD TRIP DEPARTURES
  • 7:00am - 12:00 Texas Scramble 
  • 7:00am - 12:00 Chasing Warblers &Other Migrants 
  • 8:00am - 12:00 “Skimmer” Boat Trip- Fulton Harbor  NO TRANSPORTATION TO THE SITE
  • 8:00am - 11:00 Bird Walk- Blucher Park NO TRANSPORTATION TO THE SITE
  • 8:00am - 11:00 Bird Walk- South Texas Botanical Gardens 

Sunday, April 26 - Tuesday, April 28

  • 7:00 am Post Trip - Rio Grande Valley
Tickets
Price
Quantity
Total
  • Registration Fee (REQUIRED)
    $35
    $35
    0
    $0
  • Opening Reception BBQ Dinner
    $20
    $20
    0
    $0
  • T-Shirt (XS-XL)
    $20
    $20
    0
    $0
  • T-Shirt (2XL-3XL)
    $22
    $22
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Port A 4/22 7am
    $55
    $55
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Chasing Warblers 4/22 7am
    $55
    $55
    0
    $0
  • Trip-KR Laureles 4/22 7:30
    $65
    $65
    0
    $0
  • Talk-Who are you? 4/22 12:30
    $5
    $5
    0
    $0
  • Talk-Nesting Birds 4/22 2-3
    $5
    $5
    0
    $0
  • Trip-KR Norias 4/23 5:30am
    $160
    $160
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Choke Canyon 4/23 5:30
    $85
    $85
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Rockport/Fulton 4/23 6:30
    $75
    $75
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Hazel Bazemore 4/23 6:30
    $55
    $55
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Shorebirds 4/23 7am
    $55
    $55
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Chasing Warblers 4/23 7am
    $55
    $55
    0
    $0
  • Walk-STXBT 4/23 8am
    $5
    $5
    0
    $0
  • Photo Workshop-Setup 4/23 1-3
    $15
    $15
    0
    $0
  • Talk-Whooping Cranes 4/23 3:30
    $5
    $5
    0
    $0
  • Trip-BIG DAY 4/24 5:30am
    $85
    $85
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Guadalupe Delta 4/24 6am
    $75
    $75
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Aransas Refuge 4/24 6
    $85
    $85
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Knolle Farm 4/24 6:30
    $65
    $65
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Fennessey Ranch 4/24 6:30
    $65
    $65
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Port A 4/24 7am
    $55
    $55
    0
    $0
  • Trip-KR Santa Gertrudis 4/24 7
    $65
    $65
    0
    $0
  • Walk-Goose Island 4/24 8am
    $0
    $0
    0
    $0
  • Walk-STXBOT 4/24 8am
    $5
    $5
    0
    $0
  • Talk-Next Birds 4/24 1:00pm
    $5
    $5
    0
    $0
  • Talk-Plants 4 Birds 4/24 2-3
    $5
    $5
    0
    $0
  • Keynote- David Sibley 4/24 7pm
    $0
    $0
    0
    $0
  • Trip-KR Norias 4/25 5:30am
    $160
    $160
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Guadalupe Delta 4/25 6am
    $75
    $75
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Aransas Refuge 4/25 6am
    $85
    $85
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Knolle Farm 4/25 6:30
    $65
    $65
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Rockport/Fulton 4/25 6:30
    $75
    $75
    0
    $0
  • Sold Out
    Trip-With David Sibley 4/25 7
    $95
    $95
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Shorebirds 4/25 7am
    $55
    $55
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Port A 4/25 7am
    $55
    $55
    0
    $0
  • Walk-Goose Island 4/25 8am
    $0
    $0
    0
    $0
  • Walk-Blucher Park 4/25 8am
    $0
    $0
    0
    $0
  • Virtual Birding Tour 4/25 1-2
    $5
    $5
    0
    $0
  • Workshop-Hawk Watch 4/25 2:30
    $15
    $15
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Chasing Warblers 4/26 7am
    $55
    $55
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Texas Scramble 4/26 7am
    $55
    $55
    0
    $0
  • Trip-Skimmer Boat 4/26 8am
    $85
    $85
    0
    $0
  • Walk-STXBT 4/26 8am
    $0
    $0
    0
    $0
  • Walk-Blucher Park 4/26 8am
    $0
    $0
    0
    $0
  • Post Trip - Rio Grande Valley
    $795
    $795
    0
    $0
Total$0

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