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Great Texas Birding Classic

Calling all birders and nature enthusiasts young and old! It's time to start thinking about forming your youth, mixed age, or adult teams for the 2017 Birding Classic! Join more than 100 teams competing all over the state and enjoy one of the best nature experiences in Texas: the spring bird migration.

Tournament Dates: April 15 through May 15 (your team can choose their own dates).

Birding is a great way to introduce kids to observing wildlife and make a connection with nature. If you really want to get competitive, think about hosting a team event and challenge a rival school or team within your own school to compete as well.

Novice birders, expert listers, and everyone in between are welcome! There are many categories to choose from based on your birding ability and region of the state. From half day or full day to full week tournaments, there's something for everyone. Find all tournament details online now at http://tpwd.texas.gov/events/great-texas-birding-classic:

All registered participants will receive t-shirts with the official 2017 artwork, featuring artwork by the talented artist Billy Hassell (www.billyhassell.com).

Registration fees and sponsorship dollars go toward local Conservation Grants for birding, nature tourism, and habitat restoration and enhancement projects throughout Texas. Winning teams will help choose which projects are funded. The more teams that register, the more grant funds we can award!

Questions? Feel free to email or call me directly! I’m always happy to help you figure out how to register, how to use eBird for the Birding Classic, or even how to determine which tournament category(ies?) might be the best fit for you and your group!

Register your team at www.birdingclassic.org – the registration deadline is April 1.