25th Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, November 7-11, 2018
Event location: 1204 Fair Park Blvd., Harlingen, TX 78550
Office location: 311 E Tyler Ave., Harlingen, TX 78550, (956) 423-5565
Situated in the center of the Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen is the ideal location to venture from for excellent birding. Within 90 minutes are dry, desert habitats to the far west, and the coastal habitats are less than 60 minutes to the east, with a riparian ribbon along the entire southern boundary (AKA the Rio Grande River) and vast ranch land to the north. For 24 years running, the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival has provided thousands of birders with life birds, those we call the “RGV Specialties”. Professional tour guides lead every trip, whether bus or van, with a low participant-to-guide ratio to provide excellent spotting and identification. Over 60 vendors of bird-related products can delight every level of birder at the Birders Bazaar, and their contributions to the Silent Auction make that event very inviting. We offer great birds, excellent guiding, educational seminars, rousing socials and FUN! Ask anybody who has been here before!
On your registration, you will notice a Registration Fee. This $25 charge is required for all registrations (signing up for one trip, or the whole shebang) to cover administrative costs and promotion. It is non-refundable, and an integral part of our continuation.
The Kiskadee Pass, an all-event ticket, has been created to save on the individual pricing of seminars, workshops and full array of keynote speakers. Choose the Kiskadee Pass option for $30 when you select your field trips to get in to all activities at the Auditorium. This savings will only be available during the online registration period. Individual pricing for seminars and workshops will be in effect after October 17, so be sure to select the Kiskadee Pass on your registration form!
The Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival is volunteer-propelled! Over 50 volunteers have organized this event, and another 100 make it happen. If you would like to be on our volunteer squad, please contact Tamie Bulow at [email protected] Requirements include a smiling face, and a Texas-friendly attitude.