November 8, 2017 – November 12, 2017 all-day America/Chicago Timezone
Municipal Auditorium Complex
1204 Fair Park Blvd
Harlingen, TX 78550
RGV Birding Staff
(956) 423-5565

Welcome to the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival’s 24th consecutive birding festival!

This year our Festival dates are November 8-12, with exciting new pre-  and post-trips surrounding the Festival. Online registration will open August 1st at 12 noon CDT, so for now, please check out our seminars & workshops, field trips and activities.  Download the field trip worksheet if a schedule overview is helpful as you organize your trips.  Once again, the Kiskadee Pass will be offered during open registration as a blanket entry to all seminars and workshops.   Click on the button at the bottom of this page if you aren’t already subscribed to our list for hot news flashes!  Open registration will end on October 18th at 5 pm.  Gather your birding flock, and get registered!

Situated in the middle 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 west, and the coastal habitats are only 60 minutes to the east, with a riparian ribbon along the entire southern boundary. For 23 years running, the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival has provided thousands of birders with live 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 exciting. We offer great birds, excellent guiding, educational seminars, rousing socials, and FUN! Ask anybody who has been here before!

REGISTRATION FEE: A charge of $25 will be automatically included in each registration for processing and administration. This non-refundable fee is required for every registrant and is termed a Registration Fee.

KISKADEE PASS: An all-event ticket has been created to save on individual pricing of seminars, workshops and keynote speakers. Choose the Kiskadee Pass option for $25 when you select your field trips in order to get into all educational activities. These savings will only be available during the open registration period. Individual pricing for seminars and workshops will be in effect after October 18, so be sure to select the Kiskadee Pass on your registration form!

Beginners are always welcome on all trips.  Some sites are easier for new birders to spot birds and enjoy their trip.
Some of the Brownsville location will be Boca Chica Beach Thursday, Sunday 6:30 am – 12 Noon.  Resaca De La Palma State Park & University Resacas Thursday 7:00 am – 1:00 pm. Sabal Palm Sanctuary Friday, Saturday 6;30 am – 12;30 pm.   Southmost Preserve Thursday, Friday 6:00 am – 12:30 pm.