REGISTRATION STILL OPEN  for the 8th Annual MBBFApril 12, 13, and 14, 2024

Join us at the bay!

The 8th Annual Matagorda Bay Birdfest 2024 is an educational event in Palacios, TX connecting people birds and nature.

save the date: april 12, 13 & 14

Just a few reasons to Flock & Stroll in the City By The Sea.
Expert speakers engage visitors in regional birding topics
Free Palacios
Parade of Birds
thanks to our regional sponsors
Field Birding Tours by Land, Boat, and Kayak
Visit with representatives of Texas Parks & Wildlife, International Crane Foundation, Matagorda Bay Foundation,  LCRA Jetty Parks and others
Matagorda County has led the Nation in the number of bird species counted in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count for 20 of the last 25 years.
The largest CBC count was 250 species in 2005!

Other Events

Zak Perry and the Beautiful Things
Palacios Educational Pavilion
693 South Bay Boulevard
7 pm - 10 pm
Birders (Film Screening)
City by the Sea Museum
401 Commerce St.
1 pm - 2 pm

Parade of Birds!

Come see the truly unique bird parade including art cars, floats, costumes, puppets and MORE!


Matagorda Bay Parade of Birds is free to the public thanks to
the generosity of our regional funding partners.
To become a sponsor for 2024 contact Laurie Mann Beck at or Paula Whitney at

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!

 East Side Elementary Annex
901 2nd Street, Palacios, Texas 77465
(Corner of 2nd Street & Moore Ave)
For a complete map of the Events
Click Here
Schedule Subject to Change
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