GET READY FOR THE 27TH ANNUAL RIO GRANDE VALLEY BIRDING FESTIVAL!

Put the dates of Nov 10 – 14, 2021 on your calendar for the upcoming Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. And you might want to have some extra days before or after to continue adding birds to your list, your memory card or just your memory. The Valley is always full of colorful birds, friendly people, and plenty of birders. Throw in a few tacos here and there, and you have a Fiesta!

The Festival will offer over 120 field trips for the five days, keynote speakers, afternoon presentations, a rousing trade show (called Birders Bazaar), a whopping silent auction, a souvenir booth, and the fabulous art and photographs from local students. Come reunite with birders from across the country – seeing old friends and making new ones. Be sure to plan your trip to arrive on Tuesday to attend the Welcome Reception Tuesday evening. Music, noshes and sips!

Watch for our website to populate with 2021 information in the late spring/early summer, meanwhile you can browse last year’s info to get a feel for our Festival. Online registration will open around August 1st and go for at least 10 weeks. While everyone who participates pays a registration fee, you have the option of purchasing a Kiskadee Pass (an all-event pass that gets you into the talks) during online registration for a savings or buying tickets separately at the door. All field trips are priced according to entry fees/vehicles used/# guides allotted.

If you have questions, feel free to call the Registration Office at 209.227.4823.

2020 Schedule

This year we will have Virtual Trips / Seminars. Click HERE for a simple overview and description of each daily virtual trips to help you plan your days.  Below is the daily description of the activities offered.

9am - 11am - Virtual Tour of RGV Special Birding Sites

11:30am - 12:30pm - Reunion at the Roost

1pm - 3pm - Digiscoping Workshop

3:30pm - 5pm - 24/7 Where RGV Specialty Birds Work and Play

9am - 11am - Virtual Tour of RGV Special Birding Sites

11:30am - 12:30pm - Reunion at the Roost

1pm - 3pm - The Optics Show with Land Sea & Sky

6:30pm – 8pm - Harlingen Arroyo Colorado Audubon Society Zoom meeting

3:30pm - 5pm - Raptors of the Rio Grande Valley

9am - 12pm - Live Bird Banding and Worldwide Birding

11:30am - 12:30pm - Reunion at the Roost

1pm - 3pm - Birding around the World

4pm - 5pm - Harlingen Squares

SPEAKERS

Jeff Bouton

Enter the World of Digiscoping With Jeff Bouton and Clay Taylor (Wednesday 1-3 PM)

Bill Clark

Raptors of the Rio Grande Valley (Thursday 3:30-5 PM)

Robin Gelston

Perils of the Brown Pelicans at Highway 48 (Thursday 6:30-8 PM)

Tony Henehan

24/7 Where the Birds of the Rio Grande Valley Work and Play (Wednesday 3:30-5 PM)

Clay Taylor

Enter the World of Digiscoping With Jeff Bouton and Clay Taylor (Wednesday 1-3 PM)

Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN IS THE FESTIVAL?

The 2020 festival is a virtual only festival that will be held Nov. 11th – 13th 2020.

The 2021 Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival is Nov 10-14.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

Request additional information at registration@rgvbf.org, or call 209-227-4823.
Office location:  Chamber of Commerce Building, 311 E Tyler Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550.

HOW CAN I BECOME A SPONSOR?

If you are interested in supporting the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, become a sponsor! Depending on the level of sponsorship, the benefits to you range from exposure on our website’s home page or sponsor link.

*Sponsorships can be made through cash donations, in-kind donations, or a combination of the two.

Contact Irma Pye Gavito at sponsorships@rgvbf.org for additional information.

WHEN IS THE FESTIVAL?

The 2020 festival is a virtual only festival that will be held Nov. 11th – 13th 2020.

The 2021 Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival is Nov 10-14.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

Request additional information at registration@rgvbf.org, or call 209-227-4823.
Office location:  Chamber of Commerce Building, 311 E Tyler Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550.

HOW CAN I BECOME A SPONSOR?

If you are interested in supporting the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, become a sponsor! Depending on the level of sponsorship, the benefits to you range from exposure on our website’s home page or sponsor link.

*Sponsorships can be made through cash donations, in-kind donations, or a combination of the two.

Contact Irma Pye Gavito at sponsorships@rgvbf.org for additional information.

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