2019 Schedule of Events

Friday February 15

Bird Tours**
Tour No. 1
 Powderhorn Ranch 6:30am - 3:00pm
Tour No. 2
 Birding on the Bay (Boat) 8:00 -  10:30am
Tour No. 3
 Birding on the Bay (Boat) 11:00 - 1:30 pm
Tour No. 4
Birding on the Bay (Boat) 02:00 - 3:30 pm
Purchase Registration
Artist Meet & Greet
Meet Margie Crisp 4:00pm - 6:00 pm
2019 MARSH artist in residence
Piping Plover 2019 Art Contest
Bird Fest Art Contest and Concert
by Susan McDonald
Fine Arts Bldg Palacios High School,
100 Shark Drive

Saturday February 16

Bird Tours** 6:30am - 10:00 am
Tour No. 5 - Oyster Lake
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St.

Tour No. 6 - Western Roads
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St.
Purchase Registration
Kayak Tour** 6:30am - 10:00 am
Tour No. 7 - Turtle Creek
Lowe's Parking Lot, Palacios, 702 Henderson 
Purchase Registration
Lunch
10:30 - 1:30 pm - Local Food Trucks
Main Street, Palacios
Palacios Parade of Birds & Raptor Show*
10:30 - 1:00 pm Starts at 7th and Main Streets
Friends of Brazoria Raptor Display at
parade route end - Luther Hotel Lawn
Register Here
Vendors*
1:30 -5:30 pm Gymnasium East Side Annex
Inaugural Photo Contest Winners
Speaker Sessions* 1:30 - 5:15 pm
East Side Annex, 901 Second Steet, Palacios 

1:30 -2:30 pm - Session 1
Gary Clark & Kathy Adams Clark
Bird Photography & Book Signing "Texas Birds"
Robin Bjork - GCBO Avian Biologist
Conservation of Shore Birds Along the Texas Shore Coast through Monitoring, Stewardship & Education
Margie Crisp
Parting the Waters: the Colorado River Raft
and Matagorda Bay

Register Here
Speaker Sessions* 1:30 - 5:15 pm - cont.
East Side Annex, 901 Second Steet, Palacios

2:30 -3:30 pm - Session 2
David Newstead
Where do they come from and what do they want? Technology and ecology solving mysteries of the shorebird world: a case study on Red Knots
Ryan Spencer
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Texas Audubon Suzanne Langley
Audubon Year of the Bird
Register Here
3:30 -4:30 pm - Session 3
Margie Crisp
Parting the Waters: the Colorado River Raft
and Matagorda Bay

International Crane Foundation Speaker
Harvey's Impact on Crane Habitat
Gary Clark & Kathy Adams Clark
Bird Photography & Book Signing "Texas Birds"
Moderated Speaker Q&A 4:30 - 5:15pm
Gymnasium Stage
Register Here
Dinner**
6:30 - 8:30 pm $50/person
Keynote Speaker Andrew Sansom
Palacios Educational Pavilion
693 South Bay Blvd., Palacios
Purchase Registration

Sunday February 17

Kayak Tour** 6:30 - 10:00 am
Tour No. 8 - Keller Bay
Lowe's Parking Lot, Palacios, 702 Henderson
Purchase Registration
Bird Tours**
Tour No. 9 - 6:30 - 10:30 am
The Nature Conservancy's Clive Runnels Mad
Island Marsh Preserve

Meet at The Point, 608 1st St.

Tour No. 10 - 6:30 - 10:30 am
TPW Mad Island Wildlife Management Area
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St.
Purchase Registration
*Free Attendance and Programs 
** Online Registration Required. Kayak tours limited to 11 people
2019 Location
 East Side Elementary Annex
901 2nd Street, Palacios, Texas 77465
Contact: lauriebeck@becktv.com

Schedule Subject to Change