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MARCH 24, 25, & 26 2023

2023 Schedule of Events

Friday March 24

Bird Tours**
Tour No. 1:  Powderhorn Ranch WMA
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St., Palacios, TX

Tour 2:  Tres Palacios Bay Boat Birding (Boat)
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St., Palacios, TX

Tour No. 3: Tres Palacios Bay Boat Birding (Boat)
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St., Palacios, TX

Tour No. 4: Tres Palacios Bay Boat Birding (Boat)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St., Palacios, TX

Tour 5:  TNC Mad Island Marsh Preserve
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St., Palacios, TX

Tour 6:  MBF Dog Island Preserve
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at Matagorda Marina at 189 CR 255
Meet your Tour Guides
& Keynote Speaker
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Peaceful Pelican
317 E Bay Blvd, Palacios, TX

Pickup your Visitors Package at the City by the Sea
Museum - 401 Commerce St.
See the commemorative poster by
Donna Lee Nyzio of the Belted Kingfisher

Saturday March 25

Bird Tours**
Tour 7:  Palacios Hot Spots 
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St., Palacios, TX

Tour 8:  Oyster Lake and "the bridge to nowhere" 
6:30 am to 10:00 am 
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St., Palacios, TX

Tour 9:  "Put some gravel in your travel" - Western Roads and Fish Farms
6:30 am to 10:00 am
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St., Palacios, TX

Tour 10:  Colorado River Roaming  at the Matagorda County Birding Nature Center
6:30 am to 10:00 am
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St., Palacios, TX
Palacios Parade of Birds
10:00 - 11:30 am
Begins on 6th and Main (Railroad Park),
proceed two blocks down Palacios historic downtown,
turn on 4th St. then arrive at City by the Sea Museum.

Parade lineup begins at 9:30 at Railroad Park
Calling all entries to be at lineup on time

Winners announced at 12:30 - 2:30 pm at Raptor Display
Youth Art Contest Celebration
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
2023 Countywide Youth Art Contest Winners
Featuring the Belted Kingfisher
City by the Sea Museum - 401 Commerce St.
Lunch
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Local Food Trucks at Railroad Park (6th and Main St.)
Raptor Display
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Railroad Park (6th and Main St.)

Parade Winners announced at 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Guests proceed to speaker series at PMAR - 101 Marine Center Dr., Palacios, TX
Speaker Sessions & Vendors*
 1:30 - 5:15 pm
PMAR - 101 Marine Center Dr., Palacios, TX
1:30 - 2:30 pm - Session 1
Speaker 1, 2 & 3
Description of session TBA

2:30 - 3:30 pm - Session 2
Speaker 1, 2 & 3
Description of session TBA

3:30 - 4:30 pm - Session 3
Speaker 1, 2 & 3
Description of session TBA
Dinner** - Guest chef Shawn Watkins
6:00 - 8:00 pm $70/person
Keynote Speaker Romey Swanson
Texas Audubon Director of Conservation Strategy
“Survival by Degrees - The Future of Birds”
Palacios Educational Pavilion
693 South Bay Blvd., Palacios, TX

Sunday March 26

Bird Tours**
Tour 11:  MBF Dog Island Preserve
7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meet at Matagorda Marina at 189 CR 255

Tour 12:  TNC Mad Island Marsh Preserve 
6:30 am to 2:00 pm
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St., Palacios, TX
Bird Tours**
Tour 13:  Powderhorn Ranch WMA
6:30 am to 2:00 pm 
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St., Palacios, TX

Tour 14:  Carancahua Fish Farms and Tejano Wetlands
 6:30 am to 12:00 pm
Meet at The Point, 608 1st St., Palacios, TX
*Free Attendance and Programs 
** Online Registration Required.
 East Side Elementary Annex
901 2nd Street, Palacios, Texas 77465
(Corner of 2nd Street & Moore Ave)
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Contact: lauriebeck@becktv.com
Schedule Subject to Change
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