Dear Friends, Volunteers, Sponsors and Participants,
The Matagorda Bay Birdfest has decided to postpone the 4th Annual Birdfest, scheduled for March 27,28,29, 2020, that was, until today, scheduled in Palacios, Texas.
It is our hope that we can reconvene our speakers and the various touring opportunities as well as the Parade and Youth Art Contest and Celebration Concert to a date that clearly avoids the spread of COVID-19.
It has obviously become time for each family to self-regulate or socially isolate so as to avoid contributing to the spread of this pandemic. As you may have read, the policy for cancellations was a 25% refund for cancellations between March 7th and March 14th. We have no choice but to cancel. We will honor the request for refunds as best as we are able and will commit to rescheduling a very similar Event as has been advertised to date. If you are interested in rolling your reservation forward (as an act of Faith) we will post an opportunity to register for that option next week on this site.
We will be notifying the area schools about the Youth Art Contest and Music Celebration through local media and their school teachers. We are also committed to emailing each and every registrant(s) who have a clear record through our working relationship with PlanetReg. It may be Monday before we can act on this area of concern. For the time being, please know that you, as a friend of the MBBF, will be our top concern and priority as we navigate through this inevitable decision and subsequent actions.
As stated, we will select a date that encourages the registrants to join us this Fall as we revive plans that have been made with each of you in mind. Thank you for your understanding and please be patient as we learn how to take the appropriate steps to keep our volunteers, speakers, tour leaders, emcee, musicians, chefs, parade marshals and The Bike Zoo ready for a return engagement at an appropriate time, likely Fall 2020. Most importantly we need to ask for all of the registrants to know we are working diligently to keep you interested in our growing Festival here in Palacios, Texas on Matagorda Bay.
Laurie Beck Founder and Director Matagorda Bay Birdfest
Join us at the Bay!
THE MATAGORDA BAY BIRDFEST 2021 is an educational event in Palacios, TX connecting people, birds and nature.
Save the Date
March 19, 20 & 21, 2021
Just a few reasons to Flock and 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.