2020 Schedule of Events

Friday March 27

Bird Tours**
Tour No. 1 - Powderhorn Ranch
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St., Palacios, TX
Purchase Registration
Tour No. 2 - Birding on the Bay (Boat)
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Meet at 317 East Bay Blvd., Palacios, TX
public boat ramp near the point
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Tour No. 3 - Birding on the Bay (Boat)
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Meet at 317 East Bay Blvd., Palacios, TX
public boat ramp near the point
Purchase Registration
Tour No. 4 - Birding on the Bay (Boat)
2:00 - 4:30 pm
Meet at 317 East Bay Blvd., Palacios, TX
public boat ramp near the point
Purchase Registration
Meet your Tour Guides
& Keynote Speaker
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Peaceful Pelican
317 E Bay Blvd, Palacios, TX
Roseate Spoonbill 2020 Art Contest
Youth Art Contest & Celebration Concert
and awards ceremony 5:30 - 7:00 pm
East Side Annex
901 Second Street, Palacios, TX

Saturday March 28

Bird Tours** 6:30am - 10:00 am
Tour No. 5 - Oyster Lake
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St., Palacios, TX
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Tour No. 6 - The Nature Conservancy's Clive Runnels
Mad Island Marsh Preserve
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St., Palacios, TX
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Kayak Tour** 6:30am - 10:00 am
Tour No. 7 - Oyster Lake
Lowe's Parking Lot, 702 Henderson, Palacios, TX
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Palacios Parade of Birds & Raptor Show*
10:00 - 1:00 pm
Starts at 1st Street and South Bay Blvd -
Ends at Historic Luther Hotel Lawn
Friends of Brazoria Raptor Display at parade route end
Lunch
10:30 - 1:30 pm - Local Food Trucks
Main Street, Palacios, TX
I'd like to enter a bird into the parade
Vendors*
1:30 -5:30 pm Gymnasium East Side Annex
Inaugural Photo Contest Winners
Speaker Sessions* 1:30 - 5:15 pm
East Side Annex, 6th Grade Wing
901 Second Steet, Palacios, TX
1:30 - 2:30 pm - Session 1
Glenn Olsen, Rice University TBA
Susan A. Heath, GCBO Avian Biologist
International Crane Foundation Speaker
Register Here
Speaker Sessions* 1:30 - 5:15 pm - cont.
East Side Annex, 6th Grade Wing
901 Second Steet, Palacios, TX
2:30 - 3:30 pm - Session 2
David Newstead
Coastal bend bays & estuaries program
Leslie Hartman, Texas Park & Wildlife Dept.
Kathy Adams Clark
Register Here
3:30 - 4:30 pm - Session 3
Smithsonian Speaker
Brigid Berger
Presentation on Audubon Christmas Bird Count in
Matagorda County
Gary Clark
Register Here
Q & A with Emcee Bill Balboa
(Matagorda Bay Foundation)

4:30 - 5:15 pm
East Side Annex - Room 4
901 Second Street, Palacios, TX
Dinner**
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Keynote Speaker Romey Swanson
Director Texas Audubon & Conservation Specialist
Palacios Educational Pavilion
693 South Bay Blvd., Palacios, TX
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Sunday March 29

Kayak Tour** 6:30 - 10:00 am
Tour No. 8 - Keller Bay
Lowe's Parking Lot, 702 Henderson, Palacios, TX
Purchase Registration
*Free Attendance and Programs 
** Online Registration Required. Kayak tours limited to 11 people
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