How many of Texas’ 639 documented bird species have you seen? Join Texas’ biggest birding roundup – the Great Texas Birding Classic and search for a few more. From the Panhandle to the Golden Triangle, anybody can play because the world’s biggest, longest and wildest bird watching tournament is statewide! Gather your friends and family to form a team and put your binoculars and your bird ID skills to work. Here’s the speedy video version of what it looks like.
Choose a tournament category that suits your interest, ability and leisure time, and register at birdingclassic.org. Categories range from half-day tournaments to full days and vary by age group, with some all-age tourneys. There’s even a week long statewide event for those with the stamina and spare time. There’s truly something for everyone!
Keep these dates in mind:
April 1: Registration deadline for participating teams. All fees and forms are due. Late registration fees begin on this date.
April 15 – May 15: Official Birding Classic tournament days. Teams can choose which date to compete for their tournament category (or categories if participating on more than one team).
(This article published 3/2/2015)