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The Birdiest Festival in America 2023

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The Birdiest Festival in America 2023
The Birdiest Festival in America 2023

Time & Location

Apr 22, 2023, 6:30 AM CDT – May 04, 2023, 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

Please visit the Schedule tabs above for more detailed information before purchasing! 

Click "More Info" on tickets below for a short description of the events.

Registration includes admission to the Festival, a free Raptor Project presentations, admission to the Arts Fair and Family Fun Day, and five days admission to South Texas Botanical Gardens.

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

Register Online: Our secure website, www.birdiestfestival.org, takes MC, VISA, Discover and AMEX.  Select your trips, pay, and receive your confirmation immediately.

NO NEED TO PRINT ANY TICKETS.

Deadline: Open registration will end at 5pm CDT on Monday, April 16, 2023.  Walk-in registration is possible during the event for any trips with space available, or for individual seminars.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Should the need arise to cancel, be sure to notify the Festival in writing (BirdiestFest@gmail.com) on or before 5pm CDT March 1, 2023 for a full refund (less $25 registration fee).  A 50% refund (less $25 registration fee) will be allowed if notified on or before 5pm CDT March 15, 2023.

AFTER APRIL 1, 2023, CANCELLATIONS CANNOT BE REFUNDED.

Destination Substitutions: The Birdiest Festival of America organizers reserve the right to cancel or modify any Festival activity for safety or accessibility concerns.  If a cancellation is necessary, a full refund will be offered.

Liability Waiver: Each participant in the Festival must sign a liability waiver with their registration, whether registering online or in person.

Registration Packet Pick-Up: Your Registration Packet containing your itinerary, credentials and relevant information is available for pick-up beginning Wednesday, April 26 at the registration table at the South Texas Botanical Gardens Vendor Tent, which will be open 12PM – 6PM.  Registration packets can also be picked up in the morning before each field trip departure, at the Check-In table.

Where is the festival site?

The South Texas Botanical Gardens (8545 South Staples Street, Corpus Christi, TX, 78413) is the host site of the Birdiest Festival in America.

Field trip departures are early, so being prompt is imperative.  There is ample parking available.  Follow the signs.

How do I get around? It is strongly encouraged to rent a car during your stay.  This will allow you to get to the Gardens and to have the ability to visit other destinations in your down time.  You can maximize your visit and stay a few extra days.  Plenty of birds to see.

Schedule


  • 3 days 10 hours

    Pre-Trip - Rio Grande Valley

    South Texas Botanical Gardens

  • 5 hours

    Joe Fulton Corridor & Hilltop

    South Texas Botanical Gardens
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Tickets

  • Registration Fee (REQUIRED)

    Required for all festival program/field trip participants!

    $25.00
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  • T-Shirt

    Shirt designed by Christina Ball

    From $20.00 to $22.00
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  • Pre-Trip - Rio Grande Valley

    PRE-TRIP – RIO GRANDE VALLEY - April 22 to 25 (Meet and Leave from Botanical Gardens) The cost of the trip is inclusive of transportation, an experienced leader, entry fees and lodging (with breakfast) for three nights. It does NOT include lunches or dinners. There is a minimum of four for this trip to make and a maximum of eight.

    $875.00
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  • 4/26 6:30 Trip-Fulton/Hilltop

    Joe Fulton Corridor & Hilltop Wednesday – April 26 6:30AM – 11:30AM

    $75.00
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  • 4/26 7am Trip-Port Aransas

    Port Aransas Hot Spots Wednesday April 26, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    $75.00
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  • 4/26 7am Trip-Chasing Warblers

    Chasing Warblers and other Migrants! Wednesday April 26, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    $75.00
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  • 4/26 7:30 Trip-Oso Bay

    Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve Wednesday April 26, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

    $25.00
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  • 4/26 1pm Pres-Sight&Sound

    "More than Just a Pretty Face - ID by Sight and Sound" with Kim Risen Wednesday – April 26, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    $7.00
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  • 4/26 2:30 Work-Shorebird ID

    "Shorebird Identification" with Cameron Cox Wednesday – April 26, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    $15.00
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  • 4/26 Texas BBQ Dinner

    Additional BBQ dinner tickets may be purchased for guests that are not registering for the festival.

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    • $22.00
  • 4/27 5:30 Trip-KR Norias

    King Ranch Norias Division Thursday – April 27, 5:30AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $170.00
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  • 4/27 5:30 Trip-Big Day!

    Big Day! Full Day Trip Thursday – April 27, 5:30AM – 3:30PM Lunch (NOT INCLUDED) will be flexible, maybe a stop at a local Whataburger (a Texas staple that originated in Corpus Christi in 1950), as we will need a mid-day break.

    $110.00
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  • 4/27 6am Trip-Barnhart Q5

    Barnhart Q5 Ranch & Nature Retreat Thursday April 27, 6:00AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $120.00
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  • 4/27 6am Trip-Guadalupe Delta

    Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management Area Friday – April 27, 6:00AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $105.00
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  • 4/27 7am Trip-Shorebirds

    Shorebirds of the Coastal Bend Thursday April 27, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    $75.00
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  • 4/27 7am Trip-Port Aransas

    Port Aransas Hot Spots Thursday April 27, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    $75.00
    Sold Out
  • 4/27 7:30 Trip-Oso Bay

    The Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center Thursday April 27 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

    $25.00
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  • 4/27 9am Walk-Botanical Garden

    BIRD WALK - South Texas Botanical Gardens Thursday April 27 9am 11am

    $15.00
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  • 4/27 9:30 Work-Bird Art Basics

    "Bird Art Basics" with Christina Baal Thursday - April 27, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM While this workshop is geared toward beginners, all skill levels are welcome! Basic art materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own favorites.

    $30.00
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  • 4/27 1:45 Trip-Chasing Warbler

    Chasing Warblers and other Migrants! Thursday, April 27 1:45 PM – 5:45 PM

    $60.00
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  • 4/27 1:45 Trip-Shorebirds

    Shorebirds of the Coastal Bend Thursday April 27, 1:45 PM – 5:45 PM

    $60.00
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  • 4/28 5:30 Trip-KR Norias

    King Ranch Norias Division led by Tom Langschied Friday April 28, 5:30AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $170.00
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  • 4/28 6am Trip-Lake Choke

    Lake Choke Canyon State Park Friday April 28, 6:00AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $105.00
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  • 4/28 6am Trip-Aransas Wildlife

    Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Friday April 28, 6:00AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $105.00
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  • 4/28 6:30 Trip-Rockport

    Rockport-Fulton Hot Spots Friday April 28, 6:30AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $105.00
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  • 4/28 6:30 Trip-Knoll Farms

    Knolle Jersey Farm-River Pasture Friday April 28, 6:30AM to 12:00PM

    $75.00
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  • 4/28 7am Trip-Chasing Warblers

    Chasing Warblers and other Migrants! Friday April 28, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    $75.00
    Sale ended
  • 4/28 7am Trip-Tiffany Kersten

    Birding with Tiffany Kersten Friday April 28, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    $85.00
    Sold Out
  • 4/28 7:30 Trip-Oso Bay

    Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve Friday April 28, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

    $25.00
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  • 4/28 7:30 Trip-Fennessy

    Fennessey Ranch Friday April 28, 7:30AM – 11:30AM Meet and Leave from the Ranch

    $55.00
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  • 4/28 9am Walk-Botanical Garden

    South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center Friday April 28, 9:00 am- 12:00am

    $15.00
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  • 4/28 9:30 Work-Watercolor

    A Splash of Color - Expressive Art in Watercolor Friday April 28, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM While geared toward beginner/intermediate skill levels, anyone is welcome to attend. Please Note that this class can bey messy – dress accordingly! All materials required will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

    $30.00
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  • 4/28 1pm Pres-Hummingbirds

    Hummingbirds - Their Amazing Lives Friday April 28, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    $7.00
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  • 4/28 1:45 Trip-Chasing Warbler

    Chasing Warblers and other Migrants! Friday April 28, 1:45 PM – 5:45 PM

    $60.00
    Sale ended
  • 4/28 1:45 Trip-Port Aransas

    Port Aransas Hot Spots Friday April 28, 1:45 PM – 5:45 PM

    $60.00
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  • 4/28 2:30 Work-Hawk Watch

    Hawk Watching 101 with Dane and Libby Ferrell Friday April 28, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    $15.00
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  • 4/28 Keynote: Tiffany Kersten

    KEYNOTE with Tiffany Kersten “Birdie Big Year: Elevating Women Birders” Friday, April 28, 6:00pm, Reception at 5:30pm Asbury United Methodist Church, 7501 S. Staples Street, Corpus Christi

    From $15.00 to $20.00
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  • 4/29 6am Trip-Barnhart

    Barnhart Q5 Ranch & Nature Retreat Saturday April 29, 6:00AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $120.00
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  • 4/29 6am Trip-Guadalupe Delta

    Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management Area Saturday – April 29, 6:00AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $105.00
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  • 4/29 6:30 Trip-KR North

    Northern Areas of the King Ranch Saturday April 29, 6:30AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $120.00
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  • 4/29 6:30 Trip-Knoll Farms

    Knolle Jersey Farm-River Pasture Saturday April 29, 6:30AM to 12:00PM

    $75.00
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  • 4/29 6:30 Trip-Hazel Bazemore

    Hazel Bazemore Park Saturday April 29, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

    $75.00
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  • 4/29 7am Trip-Shorebirds

    Shorebirds of the Coastal Bend Saturday April 29, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    $75.00
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  • 4/29 7am Trip-Tiffany Kersten

    Birding with Tiffany Kersten Saturday April 29, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    $85.00
    Sold Out
  • 4/29 8am Trip-Skimmer Boat

    Skimmer Boat Tour Saturday April 29, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM This tour departs from Fulton Harbor in Rockport-Fulton, which is about an hour’s drive from the Botanical Gardens. Meet the Skimmer at Fantasy Charters in Fulton Harbor in Rockport. 215 North Fulton Beach Road.

    $125.00
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  • 4/29 9am Walk-Botanical Garden

    South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center Saturday April 29, 9:00 am- 12:00am

    $15.00
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  • 4/29 10am Work-Photography

    "10 steps to becoming a better nature photographer" with Stephen Fisher Saturday – April 29, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    $15.00
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  • 4/29 1pm Pres-Nearby Birding

    “Where to Next? Nearby Birding Sites and What to Look for at Each” by Ben Horstmann Saturday, April 29, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    $7.00
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  • 4/28 1:45 Trip-Chasing Warbler

    Chasing Warblers and other Migrants! Saturday April 29, 1:45 PM – 5:45 PM

    $60.00
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  • 4/29 1:45 Trip-Tiffany Kersten

    Birding with Tiffany Kersten Saturday April 29, 1:45- 5:45pm

    $70.00
    Sold Out
  • 4/29 2:30 Pres: Colorful Gems

    “Warblers- The Colorful Gems” by Cameron Cox Saturday, April 29, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    $7.00
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  • 4/30 6:30 Trip-Fulton/Hilltop

    Joe Fulton Corridor & Hilltop Sunday – April 30, 6:30AM – 11:30AM

    $75.00
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  • 4/30 7am Trip-TX Scramble

    Texas Scramble! Sunday – April 30, 7:00AM – 12:00PM

    $75.00
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  • 4/30 7am Trip-Chasing Warblers

    Chasing Warblers and other Migrants! Sunday April 30, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    $75.00
    Sale ended
  • 4/30 7:30 Walk-Botanical Gard

    Bird Walk: South Texas Botanical Gardens Sunday April 30, 7:30- 10:30am

    $15.00
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  • 4/30 8am Trip-Skimmer Boat

    Skimmer Boat Tour Sunday April 30, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM This tour departs from Fulton Harbor in Rockport-Fulton, which is about an hour’s drive from the Botanical Gardens. Meet the Skimmer at Fantasy Charters in Fulton Harbor in Rockport. 215 North Fulton Beach Road.

    $125.00
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  • 5/1 Post Trip - Rio Grande

    POST-TRIP – RIO GRANDE VALLEY - May 1 to 4 (Meet and Leave from Botanical Gardens). he cost of the trip is inclusive of transportation, an experienced leader, entry fees and lodging (with breakfast) for three nights. It does NOT include lunches or dinners.

    $875.00
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