Archive for February 3rd, 2011

2011 Birding Classic, 1

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

You can help improve bird habitat in Texas by organizing a team to compete in the Great Texas Birding Classic.

06—Winning teams pick what habitat conservation projects receive funding from the birding classic grants.

Shelly Plante oversees nature tourism for Texas Parks and Wildlife, and coordinates the event in tandem with
the Gulf Coat Bird Observatory.

10—The birding classic is a great competition for seeing as many species of birds as you can during a one day or five day tournament with your friends and family on the Texas coast.

Birders of all ages, abilities, and locations participate in this yearly spring event.

11—We had a team one year called the transatlantic vagrants, and they were from Spain, Ireland, Canada and England. So, you know, we’ve had kind of a mixed bag. We’ve had people from all over the world as well as people from all over the nation.

If you think this is something you’d like to do, you need to shake a tail feather, because the deadline is near.

14—You need to start getting your team together because registration deadline is March 7, and the event, itself, takes place April 9-17. It’s best to go to our website at to get more information.

Hear about a couple of special tournaments at the birding classic tomorrow.

That’s our show… with support from the Wildlife Restoration program…providing funding for habitat restoration in Texas.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.