Date: 1/26/17 7:32 am
From: Shelly Plante <Shelly.Plante...>
Subject: [texbirds] Birding Classic registration now open!
It's time to invite your friends, family, fellow bird or nature club members, and colleagues to be a part of your team for the 2017 Birding Classic! Join more than 100 teams competing all over the state and enjoy one of the best experiences in Texas: spring bird migration.
Tournament Dates: April 15 through May 15 (your choice of day).

Novice birders, expert listers, and everyone in between are welcome! There are many categories to choose from based on your birding ability and region of the state. From half day or full day to full week tournaments, there's something for everyone.

Find all tournament details online now at www.birdingclassic.org<http://www.birdingclassic.org>:
Participation categories<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTcwMTI0LjY5MTA0MDgxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE3MDEyNC42OTEwNDA4MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MzgyODU2JmVtYWlsaWQ9c2hlbGx5LnBsYW50ZUB0cHdkLnRleGFzLmdvdiZ1c2VyaWQ9c2hlbGx5LnBsYW50ZUB0cHdkLnRleGFzLmdvdiZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&105&&&http://tpwd.texas.gov/events/great-texas-birding-classic/tournament-categories-1?utm_campaign=govdelivery-email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery>
Team registration form<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTcwMTI0LjY5MTA0MDgxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE3MDEyNC42OTEwNDA4MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MzgyODU2JmVtYWlsaWQ9c2hlbGx5LnBsYW50ZUB0cHdkLnRleGFzLmdvdiZ1c2VyaWQ9c2hlbGx5LnBsYW50ZUB0cHdkLnRleGFzLmdvdiZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&106&&&http://tpwd.texas.gov/events/great-texas-birding-classic/rules-and-registration?utm_campaign=govdelivery-email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery>
Advice and tips<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTcwMTI0LjY5MTA0MDgxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE3MDEyNC42OTEwNDA4MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MzgyODU2JmVtYWlsaWQ9c2hlbGx5LnBsYW50ZUB0cHdkLnRleGFzLmdvdiZ1c2VyaWQ9c2hlbGx5LnBsYW50ZUB0cHdkLnRleGFzLmdvdiZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&107&&&https://tpwd.texas.gov/events/great-texas-birding-classic/tournament-advice?utm_campaign=govdelivery-email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery> from previous winning teams
Tournament rules<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTcwMTI0LjY5MTA0MDgxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE3MDEyNC42OTEwNDA4MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MzgyODU2JmVtYWlsaWQ9c2hlbGx5LnBsYW50ZUB0cHdkLnRleGFzLmdvdiZ1c2VyaWQ9c2hlbGx5LnBsYW50ZUB0cHdkLnRleGFzLmdvdiZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&108&&&http://tpwd.texas.gov/events/great-texas-birding-classic/rules-and-registration/rules-and-regulations?utm_campaign=govdelivery-email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery>

All registered participants will receive t-shirts with the official 2017 artwork, donated by the talented artist Billy Hassell (www.billyhassell.com<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTcwMTI0LjY5MTA0MDgxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE3MDEyNC42OTEwNDA4MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MzgyODU2JmVtYWlsaWQ9c2hlbGx5LnBsYW50ZUB0cHdkLnRleGFzLmdvdiZ1c2VyaWQ9c2hlbGx5LnBsYW50ZUB0cHdkLnRleGFzLmdvdiZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&109&&&http://www.billyhassell.com/?utm_campaign=govdelivery-email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery>).
Registration fees and sponsorship dollars go toward Conservation Grants<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTcwMTI0LjY5MTA0MDgxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE3MDEyNC42OTEwNDA4MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MzgyODU2JmVtYWlsaWQ9c2hlbGx5LnBsYW50ZUB0cHdkLnRleGFzLmdvdiZ1c2VyaWQ9c2hlbGx5LnBsYW50ZUB0cHdkLnRleGFzLmdvdiZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&110&&&http://tpwd.texas.gov/events/great-texas-birding-classic/prizes?utm_campaign=govdelivery-email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery> for birding, nature tourism, and habitat restoration and enhancement projects throughout Texas. Select winning teams will help choose which projects are funded. The more teams that register, the more funds we can award!

Join us as we celebrate 21 years of great birding and conservation with the Great Texas Birding Classic.

Questions? Feel free to email or call me directly! I'm always happy to help you figure out how to register, how to use eBird for the Birding Classic, or even how to determine which tournament category(ies?) might be the best fit for you!

Register your team at www.birdingclassic.org<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTcwMTI0LjY5MTA0MDgxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE3MDEyNC42OTEwNDA4MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MzgyODU2JmVtYWlsaWQ9c2hlbGx5LnBsYW50ZUB0cHdkLnRleGFzLmdvdiZ1c2VyaWQ9c2hlbGx5LnBsYW50ZUB0cHdkLnRleGFzLmdvdiZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&111&&&http://www.birdingclassic.org?utm_campaign=govdelivery-email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery> - the registration deadline is April 1.

Happy birding,
Shelly
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Shelly Plante
Nature Tourism Manager
Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
4200 Smith School Rd., Austin, TX 78744
Phone: 512-389-4500
Mobile: 512-241-9163


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