The Great Texas Birding Classic

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22nd Annual Birding Classic
Tournament dates: April 15 – May 15, 2018

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


Thanks for making the the 2017 Birding Classic a success! Make plans to join us next year for the 2018 Birding Classic - it promises to be even bigger and better than ever before! Here is a re-cap of which conservation projects were funded, team standings, and who participated:

2017 official artwork by Bill Hassell

2017 Conservation Grant Recipients

2017 Final Results

129 Teams Registered:
2017 Official Team Listing

Visit the Birding Classic Facebook page for information on the 2017 event. Photos from the field and updates along the way throughout the 2017 event are posted here. This is also a great page to stay updated on birding in Texas and plans for 2018.

2017 Event Sponsors

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Mission Statement

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


Thanks to all of the teams, youth mentors, event sponsors Texas Ornithological Society, Toyota, Swarovski Optik, and Awards Ceremonies sponsor Audubon Texas for making 2017 an outstanding success!