Wed, Apr 21 | South Texas Botanical Gardens

The Birdiest Festival in America 2021

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The Birdiest Festival in America 2021

Time & Location

Apr 21, 7:00 AM CDT – Apr 25, 5:00 PM CDT
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, 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)

Any trip that has an included lunch has the option of ham, turkey, or vegitarian. 

BIRDIEST FESTIVAL IN AMERICA 2021 SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 17 - Tuesday, April 20

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

Wednesday. April 21

  • 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 
  • 12:00pm Registration and Vendor Tent Open (12:00 - 6:00)
  • 12:30pm - Presentation- “Prediction: The Next New Coastal Bend Birds” by Mel Cooksey
  • 1:00pm The Raptor Project with Jonathan Wood
  • 2:00pm Presentation - “A Birding Tour of the Texas State Parks in South  Texas” by Ben Horstmann
  • 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 22

  • 5:30- 7:00 am MORNING FIELD TRIP DEPARTURES
  • 5:30am - 3:30 King Ranch- Norias Division led by Tom Langschied 
  • 5:30am - 3:30 Big Day- Full Day Trip
  • 6:00am - 3:30 Aransas National Wildlife Refuge NEW! 
  • 6:30am - 12:00 Hazel Bazemore & Polywog Ponds
  • 7:00am - 12:00 Shorebirds of the Coastal Bend led by Mel Cooksey
  • 7:00am - 12:00 Port Aransas Hot Spots
  • 8:00am Bird Walk- South Texas Botanical Gardens (8:00 - 11:00)
  • 12:00pm Registration & Vendor Tent Open (12:00 - 5:00)
  • 1:00pm Workshop- “Outdoor Photography: Setups and Techniques for Capturing Stunning Nature Images” with Dr. Robert Benson (1:00 - 3:00 pm)
  • 1:00pm The Raptor Project with Jonathan Wood
  • 3:30pm Presentation- "Status and Trends of Nesting Colonial Birds" by Brent Ortego (3:30 - 4:30)
  • 4:00 pm The Raptor Project with Jonathan Wood

Friday, April 23

  • 5:30 - 7:00 am MORNING FIELD TRIP DEPARTURES
  • 5:30am - 3:30 King Ranch- Norias Division led by Tom Langschied
  • 6:00am - 3:30 Lake Choke Canyon State Park 
  • 5:30am - 3:30 Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management Area 
  • 6:30am - 12:30 Knolle Jersey Farms- River Pasture NEW! 
  • 6:30am - 12:30 Fennessey Ranch
  • 7:00am - 12:00 Chasing Warblers & Other Migrants
  • 8:00am - 11:00 Bird Walk- South Texas Botanical Gardens
  • 8:00am - 11:00 Bird Walk- Goose Island State Park) NO TRANSPORTATION TO SITE
  • 12:00pm Registration & Vendor Tent Open (12:00 - 5:00)
  • 12:30pm Presentation- "Native Plants for the Birds" by Kris Kirkwood 
  • 1:00pm The Raptor Project with Jonathan Wood
  • 2:00pm Presentation- "The Resilient Whooping Crane" by Dr. Liz Smith 
  • 4:00pm The Raptor Project with Jonathan Wood
  • 6:00pm Reception with cash bar and light hors d'oeuvre at Holiday Inn Emerald Beach

Saturday, April 24, Artisan Market & Family Fun Day

  • 5:30am - 7:00 am MORNING FIELD TRIP DEPARTURES
  • 6:00am - 3:30 Aransas National Wildlife Refuge NEW! 
  • 6:00am - 3:30 Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management Area 
  • 6:30am - 3:30 Rockport/Fulton Hot Spots 
  • 6:30am - 12:30 Knolle Jersey Farms- River Pasture NEW! 
  • 7:00am - 12:00 Shorebirds of the Coastal Bend 
  • 7:00am - 12:00 Birding with Clay Taylor & David Sarkozi NEW! 
  • 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 
  • 10:00- 5:00 Artisan Market & Family Fun Day
  • 10:30am The Raptor Project with Jonathan Wood
  • 1:00pm Presentation- "Introduction to the Lazer Focused Field Guides to the Birds of North America " by Kevin Cochran 
  • 1:00pm The Raptor Project with Jonathan Wood
  • 2:30pm Workshop- “Hawk Watching 101” by Dane & Libby Ferrell (2:30- 4:30)
  • 4:00pm The Raptor Project with Jonathan Wood

Sunday, April 25

  • 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 

Tickets
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  • Registration Fee (REQUIRED)
    $25
    $25
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  • T-Shirt (XS-XL)
    $20
    $20
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  • T-Shirt (2XL-3XL)
    $22
    $22
    0
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  • Sold Out
    Pre-Trip - Rio Grande Valley
    $795
    $795
    0
    $0
  • 4/21 7am Trip-Port A
    $65
    $65
    0
    $0
  • 4/21 7am Trip-Chasing Warblers
    $65
    $65
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  • 4/21 12:30 Pres-Next New Birds
    $5
    $5
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  • 4/21 2pm Pres-Birding Tour
    $5
    $5
    0
    $0
  • 4/21 6pm Reception BBQ Dinner
    $20
    $20
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  • 4/21 6pm BBQ Extra Guest
    $20
    $20
    0
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  • Sold Out
    4/22 5:30am Trip-King Ranch
    $165
    $165
    0
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  • 4/22 5:30am Trip-BIG DAY
    $85
    $85
    0
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  • 4/22 6am Trip-Aransas Refuge
    $85
    $85
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  • 4/22 6:30 Trip-Hazel Bazemore
    $65
    $65
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  • 4/22 7am Trip-Shorebirds
    $65
    $65
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  • 4/22 7am Trip-Port A
    $65
    $65
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  • Sold Out
    4/22 8am Walk-STXBT
    $5
    $5
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  • 4/22 1pm Photo Workshop-Setup
    $15
    $15
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  • 4/22 3:30pm Pres-Nesting Birds
    $5
    $5
    0
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  • Sold Out
    4/23 5:30am Trip-King Ranch
    $165
    $165
    0
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  • 4/23 6am Trip-Lake Choke Park
    $85
    $85
    0
    $0
  • Sold Out
    4/23 6am Trip-Guadalupe Delta
    $85
    $85
    0
    $0
  • 4/23 6:30 Trip-Knolle Farm
    $65
    $65
    0
    $0
  • Sold Out
    4/23 6:30 Trip-Fennessey Ranch
    $65
    $65
    0
    $0
  • 4/23 7am Trip-Chasing Warblers
    $65
    $65
    0
    $0
  • 4/23 8am Walk-STXBOT
    $5
    $5
    0
    $0
  • Sold Out
    4/23 8am Walk-Goose Island
    $0
    $0
    0
    $0
  • 4/23 12:3 Pres-Plants 4 Birds
    $5
    $5
    0
    $0
  • 4/23 2pm Pres-Whooping Cranes
    $5
    $5
    0
    $0
  • 4/24 6am Trip-Aransas Refuge
    $85
    $85
    0
    $0
  • Sold Out
    4/24 6am Trip-Guadalupe Delta
    $85
    $85
    0
    $0
  • 4/24 6:30 Trip-Rockport/Fulton
    $75
    $75
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    $0
  • 4/24 6:30 Trip-Knolle Farm
    $65
    $65
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  • 4/24 7am Trip-Shorebirds
    $65
    $65
    0
    $0
  • 4/24 7 Trip- Taylor & Sarkozi
    $60
    $60
    0
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  • 4/24 8am Walk-Blucher Park
    $0
    $0
    0
    $0
  • Sold Out
    4/24 8am Walk-Goose Island
    $0
    $0
    0
    $0
  • 4/24 1pm Pres-LaZer Field Guid
    $5
    $5
    0
    $0
  • 4/24 2:30 Workshop-Hawk Watch
    $15
    $15
    0
    $0
  • 4/25 7am Trip-Texas Scramble
    $65
    $65
    0
    $0
  • 4/25 7am Trip-Chasing Warblers
    $65
    $65
    0
    $0
  • 4/25 8am Trip-Skimmer Boat
    $85
    $85
    0
    $0
  • 4/25 8am Walk-Blucher Park
    $0
    $0
    0
    $0
  • 4/25 8am Walk-STXBT
    $0
    $0
    0
    $0
Total$0

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