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15th Annual Balcones Songbird Festival 

   April 24-27, 2015

The Balcones Songbird Festival is committed to providing small group focus tours, with leaders of distinction that will provide you with a quality and fun-filled experience. This leads to sell-out tours very quickly, so please plan accordingly. Looking forward to seeing you at the Refuge!

SUMMARY OF EVENTS


IMPORTANT STUFF 

CHECK-IN
All tours (unless otherwise noted) leave by van from the Refuge Headquarters. Please check-in with the REGISTRATION DESK at least 15 minutes before your 1st scheduled tour. If you are also attending the Wings & Wine, you may check-in there. If your trip does not leave from Headquarters, you may check-in at the specified location.

PROPER ATTIRE
Nature tours will follow the birds, so please come prepared to get off the beaten trail when needed. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are recommended on our walks, due to primitive trail conditions. Be sure to bring your sunscreen and hats!

WEATHER POLICY
There are no guarantees with respect to Hill Country weather. WE WILL SEND TOURS OUT REGARDLESS OF RAIN OR TEMPERATURE. Some may be delayed but we will keep the tours within the same day of the event. Call 512 965-2473 for an update, but be prepared to leave on schedule.

CHILDREN POLICY
Nature Tours are not recommended for children. Please bring them out Sunday afternoon for a full schedule of fun-filled kids activities. (exception-Saturday Advanced Young Birders, 12-18 years).

VENDORS
Don't forget to spend some time in our MarketPlace.

LEGAL DEPARTMENT
The Refuge is an unimproved, semi-wilderness state. By submitting your registration, you assume full responsibility for all loss, damages, harm, or expenses incurred by you. 

REVIEWS

  Listening to a Blue-Headed Vireo on Cow Road with Byron Stone's group, seeing a group of Cave Swallows punctuated by a surprise flock of White-faced Ibis flying over with Chuck Sexton's group after capturing a picture of a GC Warbler and learning to get more out of photographing birds with Karen Kilfeather, all of these were very special experience. Wonderful.
Pam, Liberty Hill
 The staff of the Balcones NWR are among the finest people I know. Everything they do is first rate. They are outstanding, experts, and a joy to know. Keep up the great work.
Jeff, Austin
 This was one fantastic event for me. The Raptor Show was spectacular and so was the Endangered Ones with Chuck Sexton. People and Staff were friendly and outgoing. Everything was done very professionally. I will be sure to attend future events and continue to support Friends of Balcones. Thank you all so much!
Jim, Copperas Cove


5 WAYS TO GET INVOLVED!

  • Sponsor the Festival
  • FledglingFest Activity Booth
  • Children Entertainment
  • Vendor Booth
  • Volunteer

TRICKS, TIPS & OTHER STUFF!

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OUR FESTIVAL TEE-SHIRT ARTWORK! 

Created by
Lisa "HappyWren" Walraven.

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