The Great Texas Birding Classic

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24th Annual Birding Classic

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

2020 artwork
2020 official artwork by Craig Farquhar (American Avocets)

2020 Birding Classic Team Listings
Tournament Dates: October 1-31, 2020 (your choice of day)

Thanks to the 138 teams, event sponsors, and individuals who are helping to make this unique Fall Birding Classic a great success. We look forward to sharing the results of this event in November, so stay tuned for more information on the upcoming Awards Ceremony.

The health and safety of our Birding Classic participants, staff, and the birding community are paramount, so we have made some rule modifications and tweaked tournament categories to better suit the ever-evolving pandemic guidelines for the state of Texas. Please review all tournament rules to make yourself familiar with these changes. The tournament categories for this year have also changed slightly, so go over the details for each tournament category to learn more about what those changes mean.

This event is made possible by donations from event sponsors Toyota and the Texas Ornithological Society, Awards Ceremony sponsor Audubon Texas, and team registration fees and corporate and community team sponsorship. Habitat conservation grants awarded are funded through event sponsorship and registration fees. The birds are counting on you!2018 sponsors

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Mission Statement

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


2019 Birding Classic Final Results

Photos from the Field - 2019 Teams