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South Texas Botanical Gardens

The Birdiest Festival in America 2024

Explore spring migration along Texas Gulf Coast, busiest of U.S. flyway. Join pre- and post-festival tours to Rio Grande Valley and Texas Hill Country; birding trips to King Ranch, private ranches; presentations, workshops, walks; Corpus Christi tours; & The Raptor Project

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The Birdiest Festival in America 2024
The Birdiest Festival in America 2024

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2024, 5:30 AM CDT – Apr 28, 2024, 1:10 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, access to ALL presentations, access to all Raptor Project presentations, admission to the Arts Fair and Family Fun Day, and five days of 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 15, 2024.  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, 2024 for a full refund (minus $40 registration fee).  A 50% refund (minus $40 registration fee) will be allowed if notified on or before 5pm CDT March 15, 2024.

AFTER APRIL 1, 2024, 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 24 at the registration table at the South Texas Botanical Gardens Vendor Tent, which will be open 12PM – 5PM.  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

  • 10 hours

    King Ranch – Norias Division

    South Texas Botanical Gardens
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Tickets

  • Registration Fee (REQUIRED)

    Required for all festival program/field trip participants!

    $40.00
    Tax: +$3.30 tax
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  • Pre-Trip - Rio Grande Valley

    PRE-TRIP – RIO GRANDE VALLEY - April 20 to 23 (Meet/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.

    $925.00
    Tax: +$76.31 tax
    Sold Out
  • 4/24 Texas BBQ Dinner

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

    Sale ended
    • $24.00
      Tax: +$1.98 tax
    • $24.00
      Tax: +$1.98 tax
  • Short Sleeve T-Shirt

    Shirt designed by Christina Ball

    From $22.00 to $24.00
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    • $22.00
      Tax: +$1.81 tax
    • $22.00
      Tax: +$1.81 tax
    • $22.00
      Tax: +$1.81 tax
  • *New* Long Sleeve T-Shirt

    Shirt designed by Christina Ball

    From $25.00 to $28.00
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    • $25.00
      Tax: +$2.06 tax
    • $25.00
      Tax: +$2.06 tax
    • $25.00
      Tax: +$2.06 tax
  • 4/24 5:30 Trip-KR Norias

    King Ranch Norias Division Wed – April 24, 5:30AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $195.00
    Tax: +$16.09 tax
    Sold Out
  • 4/24 7am Trip-Port Aransas

    Port Aransas Hot Spots Wednesday April 24, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    $75.00
    Tax: +$6.19 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/24 7am Trip-Chasing Warbler

    Chasing Warblers and other Migrants!

    $75.00
    Tax: +$6.19 tax
    Sold Out
  • 4/24 7:30 UDrive-Oso Bay

    Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve Wednesday April 24, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

    $25.00
    Tax: +$2.06 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/24 1:30pm Pres-Quirky Bird

    PRESENTATION - “Quirky Bird Facts” by DAVID SARKOZI (1:30- 2:30)

    $0.00
    Sale ended
  • 4/24 3:00 Work-Shorebird ID

    "Shorebird Identification" with Cameron Cox Wednesday – April 24, 3 PM to 4:30 PM

    $20.00
    Tax: +$1.65 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/25 5:30 Trip-BIG DAY

    Big Day- Full Day Trip (5:30- 3:30)

    $130.00
    Tax: +$10.72 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/25 6:30 Trip-KR North

    King Ranch North Thursday – April 25, 6:30AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $135.00
    Tax: +$11.14 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/25 6am Trip-Barnhart Q5

    Barnhart Q5 Ranch & Nature Retreat Thursday April 25, 6:00AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $125.00
    Tax: +$10.31 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/25 6am Trip-Guadalupe Delta

    Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management Area thursday – April 25, 6:00AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $115.00
    Tax: +$9.49 tax
    Sold Out
  • 4/25 7am Trip-Shorebirds

    Shorebirds of the Coastal Bend Thursday April 25, (7:00- 12:00)

    $75.00
    Tax: +$6.19 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/25 7am Trip-Port Aransas

    Port Aransas Hot Spots Thursday April 25, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    $75.00
    Tax: +$6.19 tax
    Sold Out
  • 4/25 7:30 UDrive-Oso Bay

    The Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center Thursday April 25 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM Meet and Leave from the Preserve

    $25.00
    Tax: +$2.06 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/25 9am Walk-Botanical Garden

    BIRD WALK - South Texas Botanical Gardens Thursday April 25 9-12

    $20.00
    Tax: +$1.65 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/25 9:30 Work-Intro to Birdin

    “Intro to Birding” by STEVE COOK (9:30 – 11:30)

    $20.00
    Tax: +$1.65 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/25 1pm Tour- Welder Wildlife

    NEW – Welder Wildlife Foundation (1:00 – 5:30) Meet and Leave from the Botanical Gardens

    $50.00
    Tax: +$4.13 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/25 1:30 Work-Birding 201

    WORKSHOP - “Birding 201” by CAMERON COX (1:30- 3:00)

    $20.00
    Tax: +$1.65 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/25 1:30 Tour- Historical

    NEW - Sightseeing Historical Tour (1:30-3:15) Meet and leave from Botanical Gardens

    $40.00
    Tax: +$3.30 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/25 1:45 Trip-Chasing Warbler

    Chasing Warblers and other Migrants! Thursday, April 25 1:45 PM – 5:45 PM

    $60.00
    Tax: +$4.95 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/25 3:30pm Pres-iNaturalist

    PRESENTATION - ”iNaturalist, A Way to Enjoy Nature More” by Sara Jose (3:30- 4:30)

    $0.00
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 6:30 Trip-Fulton/Hilltop

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

    $75.00
    Tax: +$6.19 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 5:30 Trip-KR Norias

    King Ranch Norias Division Friday April 26, 5:30AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $195.00
    Tax: +$16.09 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 6am Trip-Lake Choke

    Lake Choke Canyon State Park Friday April 26, 6:00AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $115.00
    Tax: +$9.49 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 6am Trip-Aransas Wildlife

    Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Friday April 26, 6:00AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $105.00
    Tax: +$8.66 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 6:30 Trip-Rockport

    Rockport-Fulton Hot Spots Friday April 26, 6:30AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $115.00
    Tax: +$9.49 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 6:30 Trip-Knoll Farms

    Knolle Jersey Farm-River Pasture Friday April 26, 6:30AM to 12:00PM

    $75.00
    Tax: +$6.19 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 7am Trip-Chasing Warblers

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

    $75.00
    Tax: +$6.19 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 7:30 UDrive-Oso Bay

    Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve Friday April 26, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM Meet and Leave from the Preserve

    $25.00
    Tax: +$2.06 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 7:30 UDrive-Fennessy

    Fennessey Ranch Friday April 26, 7:30AM – 11:30AM Meet and Leave from the Ranch

    $60.00
    Tax: +$4.95 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 8am UDrive-Skimmer Boat

    Skimmer Boat Tour Friday April 26, 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
    Tax: +$10.31 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 9am Walk-Botanical Garden

    South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center Friday April 26, 9:00 am- 12:00am

    $20.00
    Tax: +$1.65 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 10am Work - Macro-Photo

    WORKSHOP - “Macro-Photography” (9:00-11:30) – by PATTY BEASLEY

    $20.00
    Tax: +$1.65 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 1:30pm Pres-Hummingbirds

    PRESENTATION - “Hummingbirds- Their Amazing Lives” by BRENT ORTEGO (1:30-2:30)

    $0.00
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 1:30 Tour- Cemetery

    NEW - Sightseeing Cemetery Tour – (1:30-3:30) Meet and leave from the Botanical Gardens

    $40.00
    Tax: +$3.30 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 1:45 Trip-Chasing Warbler

    Chasing Warblers and other Migrants! Friday April 26, 1:45 PM – 5:45 PM

    $60.00
    Tax: +$4.95 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 1:45 Trip-Port Aransas

    Port Aransas Hot Spots Friday April 26, 1:45 PM – 5:45 PM

    $75.00
    Tax: +$6.19 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 3pm Work-Hawk Watch

    Hawk Watching 101 with Dane and Libby Ferrell Friday April 26, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    $20.00
    Tax: +$1.65 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/26 6pm Keynote: Cameron Cox

    KEYNOTE with with Cameron Cox “The Beauty of Terns” Friday, April 26, 6:00pm, Reception at 5:30pm Asbury United Methodist Church, 7501 S. Staples Street, Corpus Christi

    From $15.00 to $20.00
    Sale ended
    • $15.00
      Tax: +$1.24 tax
    • $20.00
      Tax: +$1.65 tax
  • 4/27 6:30 Trip-KR North

    Northern Areas of the King Ranch Saturday April 27, 6:30AM – 3:30PM A Box Lunch will be provided

    $135.00
    Tax: +$11.14 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/27 6am Trip-Guadalupe Delta

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

    $115.00
    Tax: +$9.49 tax
    Sold Out
  • 4/27 6am Trip-Barnhart

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

    $125.00
    Tax: +$10.31 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/27 6:30 Trip-Knoll Farms

    Knolle Jersey Farm-River Pasture Saturday April 27, 6:30AM to 12:00PM

    $75.00
    Tax: +$6.19 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/27 6:30 Trip-Hazel Bazemore

    Hazel Bazemore Park Saturday April 27, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

    $75.00
    Tax: +$6.19 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/27 7am Trip-Shorebirds

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

    $75.00
    Tax: +$6.19 tax
    Sold Out
  • 4/27 8am UDrive-Skimmer Boat

    Skimmer Boat Tour Saturday, April 27, 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
    Tax: +$10.31 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/27 9am Walk-Botanical Garden

    South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center Saturday April 27, 9:00 am- 12:00am

    $20.00
    Tax: +$1.65 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/27 10am Pres-Ecoregions

    10:00 am PRESENTATION - Birding Texas’ Ecoregions

    $0.00
    Sale ended
  • 4/27 1:30pm WorkTrip - Photo

    NEW - WORKSHOP + FIELD TRIP – “Really! You Want to Photograph Birds? (1:30- 5:45) – DAVID SIKES/ANTHONY CLEMENTS

    $85.00
    Tax: +$7.01 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/27 1:45 Trip-Chasing Warbler

    Chasing Warblers & Other Migrants (1:45- 5:45)

    $60.00
    Tax: +$4.95 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/27 1:45 Trip-TX Scramble

    Texas Scramble (1:45- 5:45)

    $60.00
    Tax: +$4.95 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/27 3 Pres: Finding Birds 101

    Finding Birds 101 Saturday, April 27, 3-4PM

    $0.00
    Sale ended
  • 4/28 6:30 Trip-Fulton/Hilltop

    Joe Fulton Corridor & Hilltop (6:30- 11:30)

    $75.00
    Tax: +$6.19 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/28 7am Trip-TX Scramble

    Texas Scramble (7:00- 12:00)

    $75.00
    Tax: +$6.19 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/28 7am Trip-Chasing Warbler

    Chasing Warblers & Other Migrants (7:00- 12:00)

    $75.00
    Tax: +$6.19 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/28 7:30 Walk-Botanical Gard

    Bird Walk: South Texas Botanical Gardens Sunday April 28, 7:30- 10:30am

    $20.00
    Tax: +$1.65 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/28 Post Trip - Hill Country

    Host: SUSAN FOSTER POST-TRIP – TEXAS HILL COUNTRY – April 28 to May 1 (Meet/Leave from Botanical Gardens) 6:30 am - 3:30pm

    $1,375.00
    Tax: +$113.44 tax
    Sale ended
  • 4/29 Post Trip - Rio Grande

    Host: DAVID SARKOZI POST-TRIP – RIO GRANDE VALLEY – April 29 to May 2 (Meet/Leave from Botanical Gardens)

    $925.00
    Tax: +$76.31 tax
    Sale ended

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