Date: 2/5/18 8:05 pm
From: Bob Friedrichs <bird.fried...>
Subject: [texbirds] Matagorda Bay Birdfest in Palacios on February 16-18
The Second Annual Matagorda Bay Birdfest, in partnership with the Palacios
Prairie Wetland, will be held on February 16-18 with the
following activities planned:

· *Speaker Sessions* – featuring speakers from International Crane
Foundation, Texas Audubon, Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, Sea Grant, Coastal
Bend Bays and Estuaries Program and more!

· *Bird & Kayak Tours *– Powderhorn Ranch, Mad Island Marsh Nature
Conservancy and Wildlife Mgt Area, Oyster lake, Western Roads and more!

· *Palacios Parade of Birds & Raptor Show *– Austin Bike Zoo is back
with the Owl and EAGLE, a $500 prize this year for best entry and Birds of
Prey Texas – Phil Huxford

· *FREE Concert with Susan McDonald *– Concert pianist and
composer famous
for Animal Ballets

· *Youth Art Contest Results *– hundreds of entries from around the

· *VIP Dinner with Jim Blackburn keynote Speaker*

· *Art show featuring Isabelle Scurry Chapman original artwork from
“Verse & Vision”*

· *Vendors including Texas A&M Press hosting book signings*

Birdfest HQ is at East Side Elementary at 901 2nd Street. Please join us! See
the full schedule and sign up on-line at
Bob Friedrichs

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