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Texas Birding Events (updated 20 September 2018)

Please send corrections/additions to Nina Rach, NRach@AutreVie.com
Available online: www.ornithologygroup.com/Events/
Texas State Park closures: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/park-information/park-alert-status

2018 – Year of the Bird! 100 years since the Migratory Bird Treaty Act was passed
Smith Point Hawk Watch, Chambers County - Every day, 8am – 4pm from August 1 to Nov 15, 2018
www.gcbo.org for more info

September 2018
20 Sept – Thurs – Intro to Birding, Resaca del la Palma State Park, 10-11am. https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/resaca-de-la-palma/intro-to-birding
21-22 Sept – Fri-Sat – American Birding Expo, Philadelphia, PA
22 Sept – Sat – Ornithology Group field trip to the Outdoor Nature Club’s Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary (LTNS), FM 945, SW of Coldspring, San Jacinto County. Contact Nina Rach for info, NRach@AutreVie.com
22 Sept – Sat – Fourth Saturday Bird Walk at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary. Meet at cabin at 8:00am.
22 Sept – Sat – Hummingbird Banding at Brazos Bend State Park, 9:00-10:00am, Needville.
22 Sept – Sat – El Paso Audubon field trip to “Reservoirs Down the Valley” (McNary, Ft. Hancock and Tornillo.) Depart 6:30am; Contact Mark Perkins at 915-637-3521 for more information.
22 Sept – Sat – Texas Pelagic trip from South Padre Island, aboard the Osprey, 5:00am-5:00pm; $145 early discount, $195 after Sept 1. http://texaspelagics.com/2018-texas-pelagics-schedule/
23 Sept – Sun – Hummingbird Banding at Brazos Bend State Park, 9:00-10:00am, Needville.
23 Sept – Sun – Meet Jérémie Royer, the illustrator of “Audubon: On the Wings of the World at the San Antonio Zoo Education Center, 2:00-4:00pm. https://www.audubon.org/news/a-new-graphic-novel-chronicles-adventures-john-james-audubon and https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/05/fabien-grolleau-jeremie-royers-audubon-on-the-wing.html
24-27 Sept – 9th International Parrot Convention, Tenerife, Spain. http://www.wildparrotsupclose.com/9th-international-parrot-convention-2018.html
23 Sept – Sun - Bird walk at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 8:00-11:00am; free to members, $8 others
25 Sept – Tues – Two-hour walk at Camp Mabry with Jane Tillman, 7:30-9:30am.  2200 W 35th St, Austin. Travis Audubon.
25 Sept – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
26 Sept – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:00-11:00am.
26 Sept – Wed – (FOS) Lunch with the Birds at Nature Discovery Center, Houston, Noon-1:15pm
26 Sept – Wed – Kleb Woods lecture series: “The Great State of Texas Big Year,” by David Sarkozi, 1:30-3:30pm
27 Sept – Thurs - Baytown Nature Center Bird Survey, led by David Hanson. Meet before 8am in the front parking lot.
28 Sept – Fri – Smith Point Hawk Watch field trip for seniors (50+), from Nature Discovery Center in Houston, 8am-6pm. Led by Mary Ann Beauchemin. RSVP online, NDC membership required. Learn more: naturediscoverycenter.org/activities/hawk-watch  
28 Sept – Fri – “The World of Birds: Black Hawks” program by Dave Larsen, walk with Tom Vandenberg at Rio Grande Village Visitors Center, Big Bend Natl Park, 4:30-5:30pm
28 Sept – Fri – Swift Night Out – Kleb Woods – 2302 Draper Rd, Tomball, Harris County, 6:30-7:30pm.
29 Sept – Sat – Spectacular Saturday at Edinburg Scenic Wetlands, free entry to grounds 7am-6pm, center 8am-5pm.
30 Sept – Sun – Travis Audubon presents “Bird of Prey” (movie about the Philippine Eagle), 1:30-3:30pm, AFS Cinema Theater 1 6259 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin. $15.

October 2018
1 Oct – Mon – Houston’s Ornithology Group (OG) monthly meeting, Bayland Community Center. 6:30pm Learning Corner. 7:15pm program, Fred Collins & Bob Honig, Texas Historical Birding Overview, Part 2
2 Oct – Tues – Two-hour walk with Janene Winn at Charro Ranch Park, 22690 W. FM 150, Driftwood. Travis Audubon.
2 Oct – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
3 Oct – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:00-11:00am.
3 Oct – Wed - Seabourne Creek Nature Park Monthly Bird Hike, 3831 Texas 36 South, Rosenberg, 8:00-10:00am. Led by Mark Scheuerman. members of the Coastal Prairie Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists.
3 Oct - Wed – Lunch with the Birds at Nature Discovery Center, Houston, Noon-1:15pm
4 Oct – Thurs – Bexar Audubon Annual Dinner, program by nature photographer Greg Lasley, “The Birds of Texas Big Bend Country.” Tickets on sale at the Aug and Sept Bexar Audubon meetings and by mail; $25 per person for San Antonio Zoo admittance, dinner, and program; cash bar. http://greglasley.com/content/birdix.html
5 Oct – Fri - First Friday Birding at Palmetto State Park, Gonzales, 8-11am. https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/palmetto/first-friday-birding/
5 Oct – Fri - Bird watching hike at Brazos Bend State Park, 8:00am, meet at 40-Acre Lake restrooms. www.brazosbend.org
5 Oct – Fri – Fort Worth Audubon field trip at Kelly Park. Meet leader Chuck Baskin at 8:30am; chuckbaskin@sbcglobal.net
5-7 Oct – Fri-Sun – Kevin Karlson’s Photography Workshop at Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, Lake Jackson. www.gcbo.org
6 Oct – Sat – Commons Ford Classic (team competition), Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park, Austin, 24-hours, midnight to midnight. Travis Audubon.
6 Oct – Sat – El Paso Audubon trip to Dell City Valley and Hudspeth County; depart in carpools at 6:30am; Contact Mark Perkins at 915-637-3521 for more information.
6 Oct – Sat – Beginner Bird Walk with George Kerr and others, Laguna Gloria, 3809 W 35th  St, Austin. 7:30-9:30am. Travis Audubon.
6 Oct - Sat – First Saturday Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8-10am
6-7 Oct –Sat-Sun – Wild West Bird Fest - birding events and opportunities, historical site presentations and itineraries and live raptor shows in Alpine, Marathon, Fort Davis and Marfa. www.facebook.com/wildwestbirdfest
6 Oct – Sat – Birding Walk on the Wild Side, Davis Mountains State Park, meet at headquarters at 9am. Leaders: Steve & Sue to Lower Limpia Canyon. (1.5-2 hours)
7 Oct – Sun - Bird walk at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 8:00-11:00am; free to members, $8 others
7 Oct – Sun - Bird watching hike at Brazos Bend State Park, 8:00am, meet at 40-Acre Lake restrooms. www.brazosbend.org
7 Oct – Sun - Birding in the Blind at Davis Mountains State Park. Meet Steve & Sue at Wildlife Viewing Area at 9am.
9 Oct – Tues – Super Tuesday birding at Reimers Ranch Park with Terry Banks, Dripping Springs, 7:30 am to early afternoon. Max 14 participants, advance registration required. Travis Audubon. $10 entrance fee, waived for seniors 62 and older.
9 Oct – Tues – Bird walk at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 8:00-11:30am; free to members, $8 others
9 Oct – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
10 Oct – Wed – Fort Worth Audubon field trip – Village Creek Drying Beds (VCDB) with Jim Sipiora. Meet 7:15 in Dunlop Sports Center parking lot, Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington. www.fwas.org
10 Oct – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:00-11:00am.
10 Oct - Wed – Lunch with the Birds at Nature Discovery Center, Houston, Noon-1:15pm
11 Oct – Thurs – Fort Worth Audubon meeting, 6:50pm Bird ID class; 7:30pm program by Dr. Laurel Moulton, City of Austin Biologist, “Hybridization in Golden-winged and Blue-Winged Warblers.” Room 100 (Everett Lecture Hall), UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd (at Montgomery St.); use Parking Lot 6 on Clifton St.

11 Oct – Thurs - An evening with Arvind Panjabi - Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, 6:30-9:30pm, Crowley Theatre, 98 S. Austin St., Marfa. Hosted by Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute; Info: www.cdri.org 432-364-2499

13 Oct - Sat – Houston Ornithology Group (OG) field trip to Brazoria NWR; meet at visitor’s center at 8:00am, lunch at Red Snapper Inn Surfside, and possibly Quintana Island birding after lunch. Led by Mark Scheuerman, (281) 384-7683.
13 Oct – Sat – The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve Open Day, 8am-4pm; 25 miles northwest of Ft. Davis on Hwy. 118.
13 Oct - Sat – Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Count, Austin, 7:00-11:30am and again 4:00pm-dusk. Contact Eric Carpenter at ecarpe@gmail.com
13 Oct – Sat – Fort Worth Audubon field trip to Foster Park, 8:30-10:30am; Trail Lake Drive at South Dr., just 1 mile north of I-20 in Fort Worth. Leader: Jean Ferguson; fwas.org
13 Oct – Sat – Second Saturday Bird Walk, Lewisville, Denton Co., Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, (LLELA), 7:30am, $5 vehicle entrance.  LLELA bird guides: Sue Yost & Keith Lockhart. Info: sdyost@asunnytexas.com
13 Oct – Sat – Houston Audubon Raptor Photography Shoot, 9-11am at Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center, $25, Register online: https://houstonaudubon.org/programs/all-age-groups/raptors.html

13 Oct – Sat - Victor Emanuel Conservation Award Luncheon Honoring George Cofer, Austin, 11:00am https://travisaudubon.org/?event=victor-emanuel-conservation-award-luncheon-honoring-george-cofer#038;event_date=2018-10-13

14 Oct – Sun – Fourth Annual Big Sit! at Commons Ford Park, 6:00am – 5:00pm. Info: Shelia Hargis at shelia.hargis@gmail.com or 512-294-0272, or Deb Wallace at apeld@austin.rr.com or 512-937-7572.
14 Oct – Sun - Bird walk at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 8:00-11:00am; free to members, $8 others
14 Oct – Sun - Bird watching hike at Brazos Bend State Park, 8:00am, meet at Elm Lake Viewing Platform. www.brazosbend.org
15 Oct – Mon – El Paso/ Trans Pecos Audubon Society meeting, 7:00 p.m. at the Centennial Museum at the corner of University and Wiggins.
16 Oct – Tues – Two-hour bird walk at Mills Pond Park with Dan Callaway, 8-10am. Austin. Travis Audubon.
16 Oct – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
17 Oct – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:00-11:00am.
17 Oct - Wed – Lunch with the Birds at Nature Discovery Center, Houston, Noon-1:15pm
18 Oct – Thurs - Baytown Nature Center Bird Survey, led by David Hanson. Meet before 8am in the front parking lot.
18 Oct – Thurs – Birds, Bugs & Blooms – Houston Audubon Gala at The Briar Club, 2603 Timmons Ln, 6:30-9:30pm.
18 Oct – Thurs – Travis Audubon Speaker Series: “A Family Affair! The social structure and reproductive strategies of the Black-crested Titmouse” with Rebekah Rylander. 6:30pm, Hyde Park Christian Church, Austin.
20 Oct – Sat – Washington-on-the-Brazos field trip led by Jean Martin, 7:00am-3:00pm. Travis Audubon. Max 12 registrants.
20 Oct – Sat - Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Walk, Austin, 7:30am. Contact coordinator@hornsbybend.org.
20 Oct – Sat – Willow Waterhole monthly Bird Survey, 5310 South Willow Dr., Houston. 8:00-10:00am, led by Mary Ann Beauchemin.
20 Oct - Sat – Houston Ornithology Group (OG) field trip to Bear Creek Park and Addicks Reservoir, led by Drew Dickert. Meet at Equestrian Center by 7:30 am. Lunch at Spring Creek Barbecue.
20 Oct – Sat – Bird banding at Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, Lake Jackson, 8am-12noon. www.gcbo.org
20 Oct – Sat - Fort Worth Audubon field trip to Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA-2000 acres). Meet leader Jim Jones at 7:45am, at picnic pavilion about 1/2 mile from entrance gate. (Sunrise is 7:38AM). RSVP jim_jones@fwas.org; trail map: www.llela.org
21 Oct – Sun – Trinity Bird Count – Fort Worth metroplex stretch of the Trinity River, 8-10am. Team leader Tom Haase, 817-229-4987. Meet at the Starbucks at Trinity Commons (3000 S Hulen St., Ft Worth)
21 Oct – Sun - Bird walk at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 8:00-11:00am; free to members, $8 others
23 Oct – Tues – Super Tuesday at Mitchell Lake, birding with Lee and Deb Wallace, until early afternoon. Limited to 12 registrants. Travis Audubon. Contact Deb Wallace at apeld@austin.rr.com
23 Oct – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
24 Oct – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:00-11:00am.
24 Oct – Wed - Bird watching hike at Brazos Bend State Park, 8:00am, meet at 40-Acre Lake restrooms. www.brazosbend.org
24 Oct - Wed – Lunch with the Birds at Nature Discovery Center, Houston, Noon-1:15pm
24 Oct – Wed – Travis Audubon Class: Introduction to Birds and Birding, taught by Sheila Hargis, 6:15pm-9:30pm. First of four weekly classroom sessions. Includes four weekend field trips, choice of Sat or Sun. Pre-registration limited to 24. Tuition $100 TAS members, $135 non-members. Contact Shelia at intro2birds@gmail.com or at 512-294-0272
26-28 Oct – Fri-Sat-Sun – Texas Master Naturalist 2018 Annual Meeting, Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel, 1101 Woodlawn Ave., Georgetown.
27 Oct – Sat – Birding at Camp Mabry with Dennis Palafox and Celeste Treadway, 7:30am-11am, Austin. Travis Audubon.
27 Oct - Sat – Fourth Saturday Bird Walk at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary. Meet at cabin at 8:00am.
27 Oct – Sat – Spectacular Saturday at Edinburg Scenic Wetlands; free entry to grounds 7am-6pm, center 8am-5pm.
28 Oct – Sun - Bird walk at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 8:00-11:00am; free to members, $8 others
30 Oct – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
31 Oct – Wed – Halloween Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:00-11:00am.
31 Oct - Wed – Lunch with the Birds at Nature Discovery Center, Houston, Noon-1:15pm

November 2018
2 Nov – Fri - First Friday Birding at Palmetto State Park, Gonzales, 8-11am. https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/palmetto/first-friday-birding/
2 Nov – Fri - Bird watching hike at Brazos Bend State Park, 8:00am, meet at 40-Acre Lake restrooms. www.brazosbend.org
2-6 Nov – Fri-Wed – El Paso Audubon trip to South Texas – meet in Harlingen. More info: jntperk@elp.rr.com or call Mark Perkins at 915-637-3521.
3 Nov - Sat – Houston Ornithology Group field trip to Huntsville State Park (target: Hairy Woodpecker)
3 Nov - Sat – First Saturday Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8-10am
3 Nov – Sat – Owl Prowl event at Houston Audubon’s Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 7-9pm, $10 adults, $8 kids. Register online: https://houstonaudubon.org/programs/all-age-groups/owl-prowls-edith-moore.html
4 Nov – Sun - Bird watching hike at Brazos Bend State Park, 8:00am, meet at 40-Acre Lake restrooms. www.brazosbend.org
4 Nov – Sun - Bird walk at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 8:00-11:00am; free to members, $8 others
5 Nov – Mon - Houston’s Ornithology Group (OG) monthly meeting, Bayland Community Center. 6:30pm Learning Corner. 7:15pm program by Gary Clark, “Birding in Cuba”
6 Nov – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
7 Nov – Wed – Weekly Bird Walk, Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8:00-11:00am.
7 Nov - Wed – (Last) Lunch with the Birds at Nature Discovery Center, Houston, Noon-1:15pm
7-11 Nov – Wed-Sun – 25th Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, Harlingen, https://www.rgvbf.org/
8 Nov – Thurs – Fort Worth Audubon meeting, 6:50pm Bird ID class; 7:30pm program by Chester McConnell, President-Friends of the Wild Whoopers on “Whooping Crane Migration and Stopover Conservation.” Room 100 (Everett Lecture Hall), UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd (at Montgomery St.); use Parking Lot 6 on Clifton St.
10 Nov - Sat – Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Count, Austin, 7:00-11:30am and again 4:00pm-dusk. Contact Eric Carpenter at ecarpe@gmail.com
10 Nov – Sat – Second Saturday Bird Walk, Lewisville, Denton Co., Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, (LLELA), 7:30am, $5 vehicle entrance.  LLELA bird guides: Sue Yost & Keith Lockhart. Info: sdyost@asunnytexas.com
11 Nov – Sun - Bird walk at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 8:00-11:00am; free to members, $8 others
11 Nov – Sun - Bird watching hike at Brazos Bend State Park, 8:00am, meet at Elm Lake Viewing Platform. www.brazosbend.org
11 Nov – Sun – Owl Prowl event at Houston Audubon’s Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center, 6-8pm, $10 adults, $6 kids. Register online: https://houstonaudubon.org/programs/all-age-groups/owl-prowls-sims.html
12-16 Nov - Mon-Fri – Post-RGVBF trip to El Cielo Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO site), southern Tamaulipas, Mexico. $995-$1115, leaving from Harlingen 7:00am.
13 Nov – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
14-17 Nov – Wed-Sat – 31st Annual Festival of the Cranes, Bosque del Apache, NM. Registration opens Sept 5. http://www.friendsofbosquedelapache.org/festival-of-the-cranes.aspx
15 Nov – Thurs - Baytown Nature Center Bird Survey, led by David Hanson. Meet before 8am in the front parking lot.
17 Nov - Sat – Willow Waterhole monthly Bird Survey, 5310 South Willow Dr., Houston. 8:00-10:00am, led by Mary Ann Beauchemin.
17 Nov – Sun - Bird walk at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 8:00-11:00am; free to members, $8 others
17 Nov – Sat – Bird banding at Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, Lake Jackson, 8am-12noon. www.gcbo.org
20 Nov – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
21 Nov – Wed - Bird watching hike at Brazos Bend State Park, 8:00am, meet at 40-Acre Lake restrooms. www.brazosbend.org
24 Nov Sat – Fourth Saturday Bird Walk at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary. Meet at cabin at 8:00am.
24 Nov – Sat – Spectacular Saturday at Edinburg Scenic Wetlands; free entry to grounds 7am-6pm, center 8am-5pm.
25 Nov – Sun - Bird walk at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 8:00-11:00am; free to members, $8 others
27 Nov – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.

December 2018
1 Dec - Sat – First Saturday Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8-10am
2 Dec – Sun - Bird walk at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 8:00-11:00am; free to members, $8 others
3 Dec – Mon - Houston’s Ornithology Group (OG) monthly meeting, Bayland Community Center. 6:30pm Learning Corner. 7:15pm program by Lisa Li, “Birding in Madagascar”
4 Dec – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
5 Dec – Wed – Winter Bird Walk at Nature Discovery Center, Houston, Noon-1:15pm
7-9 Dec – Fri-Sun – The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve Open Weekend, 8am Fri – 4pm Sun; 25 miles northwest of Ft. Davis on Hwy. 118.
7 Dec – Fri - First Friday Birding at Palmetto State Park, Gonzales, 8-11am. https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/palmetto/first-friday-birding/
7 Dec – Fri – Owl Prowl event at Houston Audubon’s Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 7-9pm, $10 adults, $8 kids. Register online: https://houstonaudubon.org/programs/all-age-groups/owl-prowls-edith-moore.html
8 Dec - Sat – Houston Ornithology Group field trip to the Laas Farm, Brokshire, Waller County, led by John Berner.
8 Dec - Sat – Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Count, Austin, 7:00-11:30am and again 4:00pm-dusk. Contact Eric Carpenter at ecarpe@gmail.com
8 Dec – Sat – Second Saturday Bird Walk, Lewisville, Denton Co., Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, (LLELA), 7:30am, $5 vehicle entrance.  LLELA bird guides: Sue Yost & Keith Lockhart. Info: sdyost@asunnytexas.com
8 Dec – Sat - Bird watching hike at Brazos Bend State Park, 8:00am, meet at 40-Acre Lake restrooms. www.brazosbend.org
9 Dec – Sun - Bird walk at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 8:00-11:00am; free to members, $8 others
9 Dec – Sun - Bird watching hike at Brazos Bend State Park, 8:00am, meet at 40-Acre Lake restrooms. www.brazosbend.org
11 Dec – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
12 Dec – Wed - Bird watching hike at Brazos Bend State Park, 8:00am, meet at 40-Acre Lake restrooms. www.brazosbend.org
13 Dec – Thurs – Fort Worth Audubon meeting, 6:50pm Bird ID class; 7:30pm program by Rebekah Rylander on “The social structure and reproductive strategies of the Black-crested Titmouse.” Room 100 (Everett Lecture Hall), UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd (at Montgomery St.); use Parking Lot 6 on Clifton St.
15 Dec – Sat – Bird banding at Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, Lake Jackson, 8am-12noon. www.gcbo.org
15 Dec – Sat – Owl Prowl event at Houston Audubon’s Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center, 6-8pm, $10 adults, $6 kids. Register online: https://houstonaudubon.org/programs/all-age-groups/owl-prowls-sims.html
18 Dec – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
14 Dec – 5 Jan: Audubon’s 119th Christmas Bird Counts!
19 Dec – Wed – Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR CBC, compiler Sumita Prasad at sumita@utexas.edu Colorado Co.
26 Dec – Wed - McKinney CBC, jointly sponsored by the Heard Museum and Sanctuary and the Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society. Compiler Roger Sanderson, rsanderson@TexasDiscoveryGardens.org, 972-333-5671.

January 2019
1 Jan – Tues – Cypress Creek – Katy Prairie CBC, in Waller and Harris Counties.
4 Jan – Fri - First Friday Birding at Palmetto State Park, Gonzales, 8-11am. https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/palmetto/first-friday-birding/
5 Jan - Sat – First Saturday Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8-10am
7 Jan – Mon – Houston’s Ornithology Group (OG) monthly meeting, Bayland Community Center. 6:30pm CBC review and raffle! 7:15pm program by Kristine Rivers, “Wonderful Wintering Waterfowl”
8 Jan – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
9 Jan – Wed – Winter Bird Walk at Nature Discovery Center, Houston, Noon-1:15pm
10-13 Jan – Thurs-Sun – Houston Ornithology Group (OG) field trip to Texas Panhandle, led by David Sarkozi. Contact David@KoziBirding.com for details.
11 Jan – Fri – Owl Prowl event at Houston Audubon’s Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 7-9pm, $10 adults, $8 kids. Register online: https://houstonaudubon.org/programs/all-age-groups/owl-prowls-edith-moore.html
12 Jan - Sat – Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Count, Austin, 7:00-11:30am and again 4:00pm-dusk. Contact Eric Carpenter at ecarpe@gmail.com
12 Jan – Sat – Second Saturday Bird Walk, Lewisville, Denton Co., Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, (LLELA), 7:30am, $5 vehicle entrance.  LLELA bird guides: Sue Yost & Keith Lockhart. Info: sdyost@asunnytexas.com
15 Jan – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
17 Jan – Thurs - Baytown Nature Center Bird Survey, led by David Hanson. Meet before 8am in the front parking lot.
19 Jan – Sat – Rains County 24th Annual Eagle Fest - Rains Elementary School, 1759 W US Highway 69, Emory, www.emorytx.com/eagle-fest
19 Jan – Sat – Owl Prowl event at Houston Audubon’s Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center, 6-8pm, $10 adults, $6 kids. Register online: https://houstonaudubon.org/programs/all-age-groups/owl-prowls-sims.html
22 Jan – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
25-27 Jan – Fri-Sun – Texas Ornithological Society Winter Meeting
29 Jan – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
February 2019

1 Feb – Fri - First Friday Birding at Palmetto State Park, Gonzales, 8-11am. https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/palmetto/first-friday-birding/
2 Feb - Sat – First Saturday Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8-10am
4 Feb – Mon – Houston’s Ornithology Group (OG) monthly meeting, Bayland Community Center. 6:30pm Learning Corner. 7:15pm program: Prof. Amy Dunham, Rice Univ., Tropical biology studies, Birds in Guam.
5 Feb – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
6 Feb – Wed – Winter Bird Walk at Nature Discovery Center, Houston, Noon-1:15pm
6-9 Feb – 7th Laredo Birding Festival – Bird the Border! and the Birds of the Brush Art Contest - Monte Mucho Audubon Society and the Rio Grande International Study Center, Registration opens Sept 15. http://www.laredobirdingfestival.org/
8 Feb – Fri – Owl Prowl event at Houston Audubon’s Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 7-9pm, $10 adults, $8 kids. Register online: https://houstonaudubon.org/programs/all-age-groups/owl-prowls-edith-moore.html
9 Feb - Sat – Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Count, Austin, 7:00-11:30am and again 4:00pm-dusk. Contact Eric Carpenter at ecarpe@gmail.com 
9 Feb - Sat – Houston Ornithology Group field trip to Lone Star College Kingwood campus, led by Michael Cooper.
9 Feb – Sat – Second Saturday Bird Walk, Lewisville, Denton Co., Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, (LLELA), 7:30am, $5 vehicle entrance.  LLELA bird guides: Sue Yost & Keith Lockhart. Info: sdyost@asunnytexas.com
12 Feb – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
13 Feb – Wed – Houston Audubon Raptor Photography Shoot, at Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center, $25, Register online: https://houstonaudubon.org/programs/all-age-groups/raptors.html
14 Feb – Thurs – Registration opens for 9th Annual Balcones Songbird Festival, Balcones Canyonlands NWR, www.friendsofbalcones.org/festival/
16 Feb – Sat – Smith Point VFD Fish & Oyster Fry – support this Hawk Watch Community in Chambers County.
19 Feb – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
21 Feb – Thurs - Baytown Nature Center Bird Survey, led by David Hanson. Meet before 8am in the front parking lot.
23 Feb - Sat - Ornithology Group field trip to W.G. Jones State Park, Montgomery County, led by Mark Scheuerman (target: Red-cockaded Woodpecker)
23 Feb – Sat – Owl Prowl event at Houston Audubon’s Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center, 6-8pm, $10 adults, $6 kids. Register online: https://houstonaudubon.org/programs/all-age-groups/owl-prowls-sims.html
26 Feb – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.

March 2019

1 March – Fri - First Friday Birding at Palmetto State Park, Gonzales, 8-11am. https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/palmetto/first-friday-birding/
2 March - Sat – First Saturday Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8-10am
2 March – Sat – 15th Annual Nature Fest, Jesse Jones Park & Nature Center, Humble,
4 March – Mon – Houston’s Ornithology Group (OG) monthly meeting, Bayland Community Center. 6:30pm Learning Corner. 7:15pm program TBA
5 March – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
8-9 March – Fri-Sat – Houston Ornithology Group field trip to Kleberg and Brooks counties, led by Tom Langschied.
9 March - Sat – Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Count, Austin, 7:00-11:30am and again 4:00pm-dusk. Contact Eric Carpenter at ecarpe@gmail.com
9 March – Sat – Second Saturday Bird Walk, Lewisville, Denton Co., Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, (LLELA), 7:30am, $5 vehicle entrance.  LLELA bird guides: Sue Yost & Keith Lockhart. Info: sdyost@asunnytexas.com
??? Houston Audubon Birdathon Workshop at Edith L. Moore?? 2018 link: https://houstonaudubon.org/newsroom.html/article/2018/03/12/birdathon-workshop-2018
12 March – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
19 March – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
21 March – Thurs - Baytown Nature Center Bird Survey, led by David Hanson. Meet before 8am in the front parking lot.
26 March – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
26 March – Tues – Houston Audubon Raptor Photography Shoot, at Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center, $25, Register online: https://houstonaudubon.org/programs/all-age-groups/raptors.html

April 2019
1 Apr –Mon – Houston’s Ornithology Group (OG) monthly meeting, Bayland Community Center. 6:30pm Learning Corner. 7:15pm program
2 Apr – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
5 Apr – Fri - First Friday Birding at Palmetto State Park, Gonzales, 8-11am. https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/palmetto/first-friday-birding/
6 Apr - Sat – First Saturday Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8-10am
9 Apr – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
11-14 Apr – Thurs-Sun – Galveston Feather Fest
13 Apr - Sat – Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Count, Austin, 7:00-11:30am and again 4:00pm-dusk. Contact Eric Carpenter at ecarpe@gmail.com
13 Apr – Sat – Second Saturday Bird Walk, Lewisville, Denton Co., Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, (LLELA), 7:30am, $5 vehicle entrance.  LLELA bird guides: Sue Yost & Keith Lockhart. Info: sdyost@asunnytexas.com
16 Apr – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
18 Apr – Thurs - Baytown Nature Center Bird Survey, led by David Hanson. Meet before 8am in the front parking lot.
23 Apr – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
24-28 – Wed-Sun – The Birdiest Festival in America, Corpus Christi, www.birdiestfestival.org
26-28 Apr – Fri-Sun – 9th Annual Balcones Songbird Festival, Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, 24518 FM 1431, Marble Falls, https://www.friendsofbalcones.org/festival/  - Registration opens Feb 14
26-28 Apr – Fri – Sun – 2nd Annual South Llano River Birding Festival. https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/south-llano-river/2nd-annual-south-llano-river-birding-festival
27 Apr – Sat – Houston Ornithology Group field trip with Kristen Vale, American Bird Conservancy fundraiser.
30 Apr – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.

May 2019
3 May – Fri - First Friday Birding at Palmetto State Park, Gonzales, 8-11am. https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/palmetto/first-friday-birding/
4 May – Sat – Houston Ornithology Group field trip - TBA
4 May - Sat – First Saturday Bird Walk at Kleb Woods Nature Center, Tomball, 8-10am
6 May – Mon – Houston’s Ornithology Group (OG) monthly meeting, Bayland Community Center. 6:30pm Learning Corner. 7:15pm program.
7 May – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
7 May – Tues – Sat – Houston Audubon Raptor Photography Shoot, at Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center, $25, Register online: https://houstonaudubon.org/programs/all-age-groups/raptors.html
11 May - Sat – Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Count, Austin, 7:00-11:30am and again 4:00pm-dusk. Contact Eric Carpenter at ecarpe@gmail.com
11 May – Sat – Second Saturday Bird Walk, Lewisville, Denton Co., Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, (LLELA), 7:30am, $5 vehicle entrance.  LLELA bird guides: Sue Yost & Keith Lockhart. Info: sdyost@asunnytexas.com
14 May – Tues – Tues morning bird walk, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center, Hidalgo, 8:30am. Contact: mbarrera@cityofedinburg.com or EWBC at 956-381-9922.
June 2019

July 2019
August 2019
5 Aug – Mon – Ornithology Group monthly meeting, Bayland Community Center, Houston, 6:30-8:45pm
22-25 Aug – Thurs-Sun – Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration

For full list, visit: http://ornithologygroup.com/Events/
Links:
Houston Audubon www.houstonaudubon.org 
Galveston County Audubon – www.houstonaudubon.org/birding/field-trips-travel/galveston-group.html
Golden Triangle Audubon (Beaumont) - www.goldentriangleaudubon.org
Huntsville Audubon - www.huntsvilleaudubon.org
Travis Audubon (Austin) - www.travisaudubon.org/field-trips-list
Bastrop Audubon - www.bastropcountyaudubon.org
Coastal Bend Audubon (Corpus Christi) - www.coastalbendaudubon.org
Central Texas Audubon (Waco area, McLennan County) - www.centexaudubon.org
San Antonio Audubon - www.saaudubon.org
Monte Mucho Audubon Society (MMAS) - uses Meetup.com for trips
Williamson Audubon Group (Georgetown) - www.meetup.com/WilliamsonAudubonGroup/
Prairie and Timbers Audubon (McKinney) – www.prairieandtimbers.org
Audubon Dallas – www.audubondallas.org
Fort Worth Audubon - www.fwas.org
El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon - www.trans-pecos-audubon.com
Celebration of our Mountains (West Texas) - http://www.celebmtns.org
Llano Estacado Audubon Society (Lubbock) - https://www.facebook.com/LlanoEstacadoAudubonSociety

http://ornithologygroup.org/Events
Updated: 9/21/2018