Laredo Birding Festival, Feb. 5-8 2020

The 7th annual Birds of the Brush Art Contest guidelines are now available. Please download the file below OR click through the slideshow to view the contest rules. The contest is open to all ages and deadline for entries is January 12, 2019. For more information, please call the RGISC office at (956) 718-1063.

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Choke Canyon Bird Festival, Feb. 9 2019, 8 AM—2 PM

Choke Canyon State Park, in partnership with the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the 2019 Bird Festival to be held at Choke Canyon State Park, Calliham Unit. This year’s Festival is organized to explore birding at Choke Canyon, highlight some terrific Texas birding and wildlife organizations, as well as hear from experts in the area. Whether you are an expert, novice, or just want to learn more about birds, we invite you to come out for a day at the Park. Please mark your calendars, pack a picnic lunch or pick one up in Three Rivers, and come out to learn a new hobby and meet others who share your passion for birds!

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Galveston Featherfest April 16-19, 2020 

Headquartered on Galveston Island, this festival has many excellent field trips and workshops, and isn’t far from the world famous High Island and other fantastic spring birding spots. Visit their website for more information:

Rockport-Fulton HummerBird Celebration Sept 19-22, 2019

This festival is headquartered in Rockport, TX and is known for the large numbers of hummingbirds that gather here to refuel before continuing their migration south. For more information visit their website:

Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival Nov. 6-10, 2019

Headquartered in Harlingen, TX, this festival is known for fantastic field trips, with many life birds possible. Other offerings include a trade show, photography-focused trips, workshops, keynote speakers, and fun socials. Visit their website for more information: