HOW MANY BIRDS CAN YOU FIND?
On October 6th, Coastal Bend Audubon Society is hosting its annual Big Day event at Harte Research Institute.
Early registration ends September 21, 2018
Last day to register is October 2, 2018
The Big Day is a great event for birders of all skill levels to get together and enjoy a day of birding. This is also a great opportunity to learn birds, or teach someone who is interesting in learning birds. During the Big Day, teams of 3 to 5 people go out and record the number of different birds seen throughout the day. The intent is for people to gather friends and family and enjoy the birds in Texas.
To participate register a team of 3 to 5 people. Throughout the day record each species you find. After, join CBAS and the other teams at the Harte Research Institute at 6:00 pm for dinner, and a silent auction. To sign up download the registration form and submit by October 2nd.
Register by September 21 and save! Early birds help us better plan the number of meals and t-shirts to provide. Register after but through our October 2 meeting and pay a little extra ($5/registrant), but you're still good.
While there may be some friendly competition, everyone who participates is a winner and a hero to CBAS and the birds. Big Day income helps us continue to have meetings and a meeting place, provide refreshments, give out graduate student research awards, support worthy projects like the new bird blind at Lake Corpus Christi State Park, keep our sanctuary mowed and hooked-up with water, maintain a website, keep a bank account and PO box, and support our field trips, and more. And since Hurricane Harvey, last fall, we have been able to donate to Port Aransas Nature Preserves and the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at The University of Texas Marine Science Center.
Not interested in team birding on Big Day? How about attending the evening event and making it a Big Night? We're flexible.
How else can you be involved? Donate a silent auction item or two. The majority of our items are valued at less than $75 and most under $50. Most items are nature related. We can accept silent auction items at the September 4 and October 2 meetings or email Paula (address in newsletter) if you need to make other arrangements.
Bid on a silent auction item. Help get those bids up and maybe win something cool.
Big Day shirts will be available before the event, so wear your Big Day t-shirt while you're out and to the dinner. Wear your Big Day t-shirt throughout the year. They usually draw a lot of attention with their cool designs. This year's shirt is no exception with a beautiful Vermilion Flycatcher designed by artist, Jason Hovey.