| April 27-30, 2023|
A unique Texas birding experience that connects birders with landowners! In 2023, Birding the Border Festival returns to Del Rio where we give you opportunities to bird on private and restricted-access properties to find incredible species..
|June 12-18, 2023|
A program for young birders! Join us for an exciting birding adventure from wild west Texas to the scenic hill country.
|Sept. 14-16, 2022 |
A program for new and beginning birders to take their skills to the next level! Join us to learn everything you need to get started birding, with lessons led by a professional guide, great volunteers, and AgriLife Extension faculty.
July 11, 2022
Join us for a NEW experience in partnership with Texas Tech University at the Llano River Field Station in Junction! Get up close with purple martins and learn about conservation efforts, including how you can help.
Wednesdays, 7:30am on Facebook
On Wednesday mornings, we host an informal discussion on our social media about a range of bird-related topics. All of our past videos can be found by clicking the image above!
About Birding with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
In 2017 Birding with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension was born when we (Emily!) had the crazy idea to load birders on a bus and highlight birding on private lands in Texas. While we did not end up getting on the bus, the idea evolved into our feature program, Birding the Border, and we spent 3 days with 16 birders learning and birding on private ranches in Kinney County. Since our first educational birding program we have worked to connect people to the land through the experience of birding, thus fostering an interest in conservation of natural resources.
As we have grown our program and expanded the educational opportunities that we offer, our goals have remained the same:
- Educate our landowners about some simple bird management strategies that they can implement on their property. We help them implement management that complements their agricultural practices to improve bird habitat for our feathered friends.
- Provide unique educational experiences for birders. During our programs we feature some of the best professional guides and AgriLife specialists who have a heart for education. To us, your entire experience is so important — not only do we want you to see some amazing birds, but when you are at a Birding with Extension program, we want to help you grow as a birder. Another aspect that we take great pride in is providing memorable social experiences for you to meet other birders, enjoy great food, and have a good time!
- Share the birding experience with all! We host both youth and beginner birder programs to educate others about birds and help foster the next generation of birders! Click here to check out all our current Birding with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service events.
Click here to sponsor our youth event, Rio Diablo Birding Camp.
For other sponsorship opportunities, please email Dr. Maureen Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org.