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Texas Birding Events (updated 18 April 2018)

Please send corrections/additions to Nina Rach, NRach@AutreVie.com
Available online: www.ornithologygroup.com/Events/
Texas State Park closures: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/park-information/park-alert-status


APRIL 2018
18 April – Wed – Bird Walk at Houston Audubon’s Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 8am
18 April – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center, 20303 Draper Road, Tomball, 8:30-11:00am. Info: KlebWoods@HCTX.net, 281-357-5324
18 April – Wed – Lunch with the Birds at Nature Discovery Center, Bellaire, 12-1:30pm. Info: Mary Ann Beauchemin, mbeauch@naturediscoverycenter.org
19 April – Thurs – Huntsville Audubon monthly meeting, 6:00pm, Sam Houston Biological Field Studies, 1866 Fish Hatchery Road. Presentation by Donna Krolczyk, of Wild Birds Unlimited, on spring migration of hummingbirds.
19-22 April – The Birdiest Festival in America, South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, Corpus Christi. www.stxbot.org
19-22 April – Galveston Feather Fest. www.galvestonfeatherfest.com/
19-25 April – Thurs-Wed – VENT – High Island Migration field trip, led by Erik Bruhnke; $2195.
http://www.ventbird.com/birding-tour/2018/04/19/high-island-migration
20-22 April – Open Weekend, Independence Creek Preserve (Nature Conservancy), 3pm Fri to noon Sun. www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/texas/events/independence-creek-preserve-open-days.xml
20-22 April (Fri-Sun) – Fort Worth Audubon weekend trip to Lower Rio Grande Valley, led by Charley Amos, gimbloom@gmail.com
21-27 April (Sat – Fri) – Field Guides Birding Tour, Texas Coast Migration Spectacle, led by John Coons; $2190. http://www.fieldguides.com/bird-tours/texas-coast
21-30 April (Sat-Mon) – Field Guides Birding Tour to Texas’s Big Bend & Hill Country, led by Chris Benesh & Cory Gregory; $3275.
http://fieldguides.com/bird-tours/texas-big-bend
21 April – Sat – Rail Walk at Anahuac NWR, 7-10am. Info: http://www.friendsofanahuacnwr.com/RailWalks
21 April – Sat – Audubon Dallas sunrise field trip to Southside Water Treatment Plant. Limited to 15 people. RSVP to Bob Stone by March 27, rgstone@sbcglobal.net, 214-287-9940
21 April – Sat – Houston Arboretum Bird Survey, 8-10am. Led by Theo Ostler (tostler@houstonarboretum.org) & Kelsey Low.
21 April – Sat – Willow Waterhole Bird Survey, Houston, 7-9am. Led by Mary Ann Beauchemin.
21 April – Sat – Woodland Park Bird Survey, Houston, 7:30-9:30am. Led by Jason Bonilla.
21 April – Sat – Hogg Bird Sanctuary Bird Survey (Houston Audubon), 1 Westcott St. Led by Cin-Ty Lee.
21 April – Sat – Bird walk at Sheldon Lake State Park. Meet at 8:00am. Contact Hannah Buschert, Hannah.Buschert@tpwd.texas.gov
21 April – Sat - Monthly Bird Banding at GCBO Headquarters, Lake Jackson, with Robert & Kay Lookingbill, 8am-12pm.
21 April – Sat – Bird and Nature Hike at Resaca de la Palma State Park, 8:30-9:30am. Info: Lauren Acevedo, (956)350-2920, lauren.acevedo@tpwd.texas.gov
21 April – Sat – Bird Walk at Dinosaur Valley State Park, 10-11am. Info: Shawn Garver, (254) 897-4588, shawn.garver@tpwd.texas.gov
22 April – Sun – Birding 101 at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 8:30-10:30am, meet in Day Use Area.   Info: Jessica DeBoer, (830) 685-3636, Jessica.DeBoer@tpwd.texas.gov
22-28 April - Sun-Sat – Paradise Birding Tour to South Texas Lower Rio Grande, with Stephen Shunk, $2480/$2780.
http://www.paradisebirding.com/birding-tours-Rio-Grande-Texas.html
22-29 April – Sun-Sun – VENT – Bolivar Beach House: Migration on the Upper Texas Coast, led by Michael O’Brien & Louise Zemaitis; $2695.
http://www.ventbird.com/birding-tour/2018/04/22/bolivar-beach-house
23-26 April – Mon-Thurs – “Spring Shootout” (birding photography) with Jim Stevenson, Galveston. $400/full or $125/day. Info: galornsoc@earthlink.net
23 April to 3 May – Mon-Thurs - VENT – Bid Bend National Park & the Texas Hill Country tour, led by Barry Zimmer & Kevin Zimmer, departs from San Antonio, ends in El Paso; $3395. http://www.ventbird.com/birding-tour/2018/04/23/big-bend-national-park-the-texas-hill-country
24 April – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
24 April - Tues – Early Evening Bird walk at Nature Discovery Center, Bellaire, 6:00-7:15pm. Info: Mary Ann Beauchemin, mbeauch@naturediscoverycenter.org
25 April – Wed – World Penguin Day. http://southeastee.org/net/calendar/details.aspx?s=125340.0.0.22&c=5993060
25 April – Wed – Bird Walk at Houston Audubon’s Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 8am
25 April – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center, 20303 Draper Road, Tomball, 8:30-11:00am. Info: KlebWoods@HCTX.net, 281-357-5324
25 April – Wed – Lunch with the Birds at Nature Discovery Center, Bellaire, 12-1:30pm. Info: Mary Ann Beauchemin, mbeauch@naturediscoverycenter.org
25 April – Wed – Archbishop Fiorenza Park Phase 2 Bird Survey (Houston Audubon), between Eldridge & Hwy 6, 7:30am
26 April – Thurs – Baytown Nature Center Bird Survey, 8am. Led by David Hanson and Chuck Davis.
27 April – Fri – Audubon Coastal Bird Survey, meet at Galveston’s East Beach, 8:00-9:30am. Register in advance; Info: TERN@audubon.org
27-29 April – South Llano River State Park Birding Festival (First Annual!), coordinated by Holly Platz, (325) 446-3994. Includes GCWA  and riparian walks, and a Big Sit 7-12 on Sunday. Info at: www.facebook.com/slrspbirdingfestival/ - $65 registration fee; to request a packet, email southllanoriverbirdingfestival@gmail.com
27-29 April – Balcones Songbird Festival, Lago Vista - https://www.friendsofbalcones.org/festival
28 April – Sat – Houston Audubon field trip to Washington on the Brazos, 8am to noon.
28 April – Sat – Deer Park Prairie monthly bird count (4th Saturday), 1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park, TX 77536, with Damien Carey
28 April – Sat – Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, San Antonio – Beginner Bird Walk, 8-10am. $8.00/non-members
28 April – Sat – Bird and Nature Hike at Resaca de la Palma State Park, 8:30-9:30am. Info: Lauren Acevedo, (956)350-2920, lauren.acevedo@tpwd.texas.gov
28 April – Sat – Bird Walk at Dinosaur Valley State Park, 10-11am. Info: Shawn Garver, (254) 897-4588, shawn.garver@tpwd.texas.gov
28 April – Sat – High Island and Anahuac NWR field trip with Jim Stevenson. $50. Info: galornsoc@earthlink.net
Cancelled for 2018: Wings Over the Hills Festival, Fredericksburg. http://wingsoverthehills.org/

MAY 2018
1 May – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
1 May – Tues – *Last * Early Evening Bird walk at Nature Discovery Center, Bellaire, 6:00-7:15pm. Info: Mary Ann Beauchemin, mbeauch@naturediscoverycenter.org
2 May – Wed – Bird Walk at Houston Audubon’s Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 8am
2 May – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:30-11:30am.
2 May – Wed – Lunch with the Birds at Nature Discovery Center, Bellaire, 12-1:30pm. Info: Mary Ann Beauchemin, mbeauch@naturediscoverycenter.org
3-6 May – Thurs-Sun - Texas Ornithological Society (TOS) Spring Meeting, Alpine area
4 May – Fri – First Friday Birding at Palmetto State Park, 9am-12pm. Info: Jason True, (830) 672-3266, jason.true@tpwd.texas.gov
5 May - Sat – First Saturday Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8-10am
5 May – Sat – Bird and Nature Hike at Resaca de la Palma State Park, 8:30-9:30am. Info: Lauren Acevedo, (956)350-2920, lauren.acevedo@tpwd.texas.gov
5 May – Sat – Birding and photography trip to Bolivar Flats, Spoonbill Rookery and Anahuac NWR with Jim Stevenson. $50. Info: galornsoc@earthlink.net
5 May – Sat – East Texas Birding 101 at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, with Prof. Brent Burt, 8:30am. Contact: Anthony Souther, Site Manager, 936.858.3218, anthony.souther@thc.state.tx.us. $4.00  www.facebook.com/events/1366560193466295/
7 May – Mon – Houston Audubon Seniors Bus Trip to Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur and nearby birding areas including Sea Rim State Park. Reservations required. https://houstonaudubon.org/birding/field-trips-travel/senior-bus-trips.html
7 May – Mon - Houston Ornithology Group Monthly Meeting, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Bayland Community Center, Houston. Learning Corner: Mark Kulstad, Focusing on Harris County Rare Birds and Hotspots:  Part 3.  Program: Prof. Amy Dunham, Rice Univ., Tropical biology studies, Birds in Guam.
8 May – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
9 May – Wed – Bird Walk at Houston Audubon’s Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 8am
9 May – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:30-11:30am.
9 May – Wed – Last Spring walk! Lunch with the Birds at Nature Discovery Center, Bellaire, 12-1:30pm. Info: Mary Ann Beauchemin, mbeauch@naturediscoverycenter.org
12-13 May – Sat-Sun – International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD). www.birdday.org
12 May – Sat – Houston Arboretum Bird Survey, 8-10am. Led by Theo Ostler (tostler@houstonarboretum.org) & Kelsey Low.
https://houstonarboretum.org/events/saturday-bird-walk/
12 May – Sat – San Antonio Audubon Beginners’ Bird Walk, 7:30am. Meet Georgina Schwartz (210/342-2073) at the Jack Judson Nature Trails, Olmos Park, Alamo Heights.
12 May – Sat – Second Saturday Bird Walk, Lewisville, Denton Co., Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, (LLELA), 7:30am, $5 vehicle entrance.  LLELA bird guides: Sue Yost & Keith Lockhart. Info: sdyost@asunnytexas.com
12 May – Sat – Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, Migratory Bird Fest, 9:00am-2:00pm. http://mitchelllake.audubon.org/events/migratory-bird-day
12 May – Sat – Heard Museum monthly bird walk, 8:00-9:30am, McKinney, TX
12 May – Sat – Bird and Nature Hike at Resaca de la Palma State Park, 8:30-9:30am. Info: Lauren Acevedo, (956)350-2920, lauren.acevedo@tpwd.texas.gov
12 May – Sat – Hornsby Bend monthly bird count, Austin, 7:00-11:30am.  Contact Eric Carpenter at ecarpe@gmail.com
14 May – Mon – Hermann Park Bird Survey (Houston Audubon), 7:30am. Coordinated by Jim Winn.
15 May – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
16 May – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:30-11:30am, Info: 281-357-5324
16 May – Wed – “Birding Then and Now on the UTC,” by Bob Honig and Fred Collins, Kleb Woods, Tomball, 1:30-3:30pm
17 May – Thurs – Baytown Nature Center Bird Survey, 8am. Led by David Hanson.
17 May – Thurs – Huntsville Audubon monthly meeting.
19 May – Sat – Open Day at Davis Mountains Preserve (Nature Conservancy), 8am-4pm
19 May – Sat – Houston Arboretum Bird Survey, 8-10am. Led by Theo Ostler (tostler@houstonarboretum.org) & Kelsey Low.
19 May – Sat – Bird walk at Sheldon Lake State Park. Meet at 8:00am. Contact Hannah Buschert, Hannah.Buschert@tpwd.texas.gov
19 May – Sat – Willow Waterhole Bird Survey, Houston, 7-9am. Led by Mary Ann Beauchemin.
19 May – Sat – Woodland Park Bird Survey, Houston, 7:30-9:30am. Led by Jason Bonilla.
19 May – Sat – Hogg Bird Sanctuary Bird Survey (Houston Audubon), 1 Westcott St. Led by Cin-Ty Lee.
19 May – Monthly Bird Banding at GCBO Headquarters, Lake Jackson, with Robert & Kay Lookingbill, 8am-12pm.
19 May – Sat – Bird and Nature Hike at Resaca de la Palma State Park, 8:30-9:30am. Info: Lauren Acevedo, (956)350-2920, lauren.acevedo@tpwd.texas.gov
22 May – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
23 May – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:30-11:30am.
23 May – Wed – Archbishop Fiorenza Park Phase 2 Bird Survey (Houston Audubon), between Eldridge & Hwy 6, 7:30am
26 May – Sat – Houston Audubon field trip to Galveston hotspots. Registration and membership required.
26 May – Sat – Deer Park Prairie monthly bird count (4th Saturday), 1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park, TX 77536, with Damien Carey
26 May – Sat – Bird and Nature Hike at Resaca de la Palma State Park, 8:30-9:30am. Info: Lauren Acevedo, (956)350-2920, lauren.acevedo@tpwd.texas.gov
26 May – Sat – Open Day, Independence Creek Preserve (Nature Conservancy), 9am-6pm. www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/texas/events/independence-creek-preserve-open-days.xml
29 May – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
30 May – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:30-11:30am.

June 2018
1 June – Fri – First Friday Birding at Palmetto State Park, 9am-12pm. Info: Jason True, (830) 672-3266, jason.true@tpwd.texas.gov
2 June - Sat – First Saturday Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8-10am
2 June – Sat – Bird and Nature Hike at Resaca de la Palma State Park, 8:30-9:30am. Info: Lauren Acevedo, (956)350-2920, lauren.acevedo@tpwd.texas.gov
5 June – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
6 June – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:30-11:30am.
9 June – Sat – Second Saturday Bird Walk, Lewisville, Denton Co., Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, (LLELA), 7:30am, $5 vehicle entrance.  LLELA bird guides: Sue Yost & Keith Lockhart. Info: sdyost@asunnytexas.com
9 June – Sat – Bird and Nature Hike at Resaca de la Palma State Park, 8:30-9:30am. Info: Lauren Acevedo, (956)350-2920, lauren.acevedo@tpwd.texas.gov
13 June – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:30-11:30am.
16 June – Sat – Birding & Nature Hike at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve, Austin, 8:00-10:30am. Hosted by Hill Country Conservancy. Advance registration required, $5 fee. https://hillcountryconservancy.ejoinme.org/june2018birdhike
16 June – Sat – Bird and Nature Hike at Resaca de la Palma State Park, 8:30-9:30am. Info: Lauren Acevedo, (956)350-2920, lauren.acevedo@tpwd.texas.gov
20 June – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:30-11:30am.
23 June – Sat – Bird and Nature Hike at Resaca de la Palma State Park, 8:30-9:30am. Info: Lauren Acevedo, (956)350-2920, lauren.acevedo@tpwd.texas.gov
25 June – Mon – Houston Audubon Seniors Bus Trip to Natural History Museum at Sam Houston State University and local birding hot spots. Reservations required. https://houstonaudubon.org/birding/field-trips-travel/senior-bus-trips.html
27 June – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:30-11:30am.
30 June – Sat – Bird and Nature Hike at Resaca de la Palma State Park, 8:30-9:30am. Info: Lauren Acevedo, (956)350-2920, lauren.acevedo@tpwd.texas.gov

July 2018
3 July – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
4 July – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:30-11:30am.
6 July – Fri – First Friday Birding at Palmetto State Park, 9am-12pm. Info: Jason True, (830) 672-3266, jason.true@tpwd.texas.gov
7 July - Sat – First Saturday Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8-10am
11 July – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:30-11:30am.
14 July – Sat – Second Saturday Bird Walk, Lewisville, Denton Co., Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, (LLELA), 7:30am, $5 vehicle entrance.  LLELA bird guides: Sue Yost & Keith Lockhart. Info: sdyost@asunnytexas.com
18 July – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:30-11:30am.
25 July – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:30-11:30am.

August 2018
3 Aug – Fri – First Friday Birding at Palmetto State Park, 9am-12pm. Info: Jason True, (830) 672-3266, jason.true@tpwd.texas.gov
4 Aug - Sat – First Saturday Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8-10am
6 Aug – Mon – Houston’s Ornithology Group (OG) monthly meeting, Bayland Community Center.
6:30 Learning Corner. 7:15 pm program by Kendra Kocab: Using Birding apps and eBird’s new updates.
11 Aug – Sat – Second Saturday Bird Walk, Lewisville, Denton Co., Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, (LLELA), 7:30am, $5 vehicle entrance.  LLELA bird guides: Sue Yost & Keith Lockhart. Info: sdyost@asunnytexas.com
17 Aug – Sat – Audubon Dallas sunrise field trip to Southside Water Treatment Plant. Limited to 15 people. RSVP to Bob Stone by July 26, rgstone@sbcglobal.net, 214-287-9940
19-26 Aug – 1st Vancouver International Bird Festival, http://www.vanbirdfest.com/ Birds on Parade – Seawall, 19 Aug (Sunday)
20-26 Aug - 27th International Ornithology Congress, Vancouver, Canada, iocongress2018.com  , https://twitter.com/IOCongress2018  Prelim program announced 9 Jan.


23-26 August - Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration, Hotel Limpia, Fort Davis. www.fortdavis.com The "Hummingbird Capitol of Texas" will host 3 days of lectures, viewings, field trips and discussion on the hummingbirds found throughout the Davis Mountains. https://festivalnet.com/69269/Fort-Davis-Texas/Festivals/Davis-Mountain-Hummingbird-Festival

September 2018
1 Sept - Sat – First Saturday Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8-10am
10 Sept – Mon – N.B.! This is the second Monday! Houston’s Ornithology Group (OG) monthly meeting, Bayland Community Center. 6:30pm Learning Corner. 7:15pm program by David Sarkozi: Results of the Texas Nemesis Bird Survey
24-27 Sept – 9th International Parrot Convention, Tenerife, Spain. http://www.wildparrotsupclose.com/9th-international-parrot-convention-2018.html

October 2018
1 Oct – Mon – Houston’s Ornithology Group (OG) monthly meeting, Bayland Community Center. 6:30pm Learning Corner. 7:15pm program, Fred Collins & Bob Honig, Texas Historical Birding Overview, Part 2
26-28 Oct – Fri-Sat-Sun – Texas Master Naturalist 2018 Annual Meeting, Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel, 1101 Woodlawn Ave., Georgetown.

November 2018
4 Nov – Mon - Houston’s Ornithology Group (OG) monthly meeting, Bayland Community Center. 6:30pm Learning Corner. 7:15pm program by Gary Clark, “Birding in Cuba”

December 2018
3 Dec – Mon - Houston’s Ornithology Group (OG) monthly meeting, Bayland Community Center. 6:30pm Learning Corner. 7:15pm program

For full list, visit: http://ornithologygroup.com/Events/
Links:
Houston Audubon www.houstonaudubon.org 
Galveston County Audubonwww.houstonaudubon.org/birding/field-trips-travel/galveston-group.html
Golden Triangle Audubon (Beaumont) - www.goldentriangleaudubon.org
Huntsville Audubon - www.huntsvilleaudubon.org
Travis Audubon (Austin) - www.travisaudubon.org/field-trips-list
Bastrop Audubon - www.bastropcountyaudubon.org
Coastal Bend Audubon (Corpus Christi) - www.coastalbendaudubon.org
Central Texas Audubon (Waco area, McLennan County) - www.centexaudubon.org
San Antonio Audubon - www.saaudubon.org
Monte Mucho Audubon Society (MMAS) - uses Meetup.com for trips
Williamson Audubon Group (Georgetown) - www.meetup.com/WilliamsonAudubonGroup/
Prairie and Timbers Audubon (McKinney) – www.prairieandtimbers.org
Audubon Dallas – www.audubondallas.org
Fort Worth Audubon - www.fwas.org
El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon - www.trans-pecos-audubon.com
Celebration of our Mountains (West Texas) - http://www.celebmtns.org

 

http://ornithologygroup.org/Events
Updated: 4/28/2018