Awards Ceremonies


23rd Annual Birding Classic Awards Ceremonies

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Regional Awards Ceremonies
made possible by Audubon Texas.
When: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 1:00-3:00pm

Teams must RSVP with the number in their party and the location they plan to attend (Houston or San Antonio, see below) by end of day Wednesday, May 29th. Please email your RSVP directly to the tournament coordinator.

caption:2019 Weeklong winning team, Swarovski Optik Highway Hawks
2019 Swarovski Optik Highway Hawks

Where: Regional Award Ceremony Details

The regional events will be held at two locations and will occur on the SAME DAY and TIME so that all winners will be announced simultaneously throughout the state. The locations are:

Phil Hardberger Park - Urban Ecology Center

8400 Northwest Military Highway (west entrance of Phil Hardberger Park)
San Antonio, TX 78231


Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park - Tea Room (NEW SITE!!)
1100 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002

PLEASE NOTE: This is a NEW location from previous years. Parking available in the Heritage Clay Street Parking garage and lot.

caption:2019 Mitchell Lake Big Sit
2019 The Peli-cans! from Mitchell Lake Big Sit

Why Attend One of the Awards Ceremonies?

  • Meet teams from your area.
  • Have a chance to introduce your teammates and thank any team sponsors.
  • Take part in an annual favorite: Sharing your team's highlights (or lowlights!) - funny stories, life birds, near misses on your list, the one that got away - share it all!
  • Enjoy snacks and beverages while chatting with like-minded fellow competitors.

Awards Ceremony
Awards Ceremony
Join Texas Parks and Wildlife and Audubon Texas to celebrate your team’s participation in the biggest, longest, and wildest birdwatching tournament in the US!

The Awards Ceremony is a favorite with past participants as it gives everyone a chance to share their stories from the field and meet the winners.

There will be two events to make distance easier for the majority of teams. PLEASE NOTE: The Houston location is new this year, so be sure to go to the Tea Room at the Heritage Society if you choose the Houston location.