The Great Texas Birding Classic

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25th Annual Birding Classic

The biggest, longest, wildest birdwatching tournament in the U.S.!

2021 artwork
2021 official artwork by Christina Baal (Belted Kingfisher)

2021 Final Results
2021 Team Roster
Tournament Dates: April 15-May 15, 2021

The 25th Annual Birding Classic had a record-breaking year with teams birding all over the state from April 15-May 15, 2021.

    • 191 teams registered – a tournament record!

    • More than 1,000 participants statewide – a 58% increase over last year!

    Several first-time teams participated this year. We look forward to seeing you again next year! Be sure to check out the Birding Classic Facebook page to see photos from the field during the tournament.

    This event was made possible by donations from event sponsors Toyota, the Texas Ornithological Society, Awards Ceremony sponsor Audubon Texas, and team registration fees and corporate and community team sponsorship. In 2021, $44,000 in Conservation Grants were made possible through Birding Classic funds raised.

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    Mission Statement

    To increase appreciation, understanding, and conservation of birds through education, recreation, nature tourism, and conservation fundraising.