Texas Junior Naturalists
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Birding Classic

Roughwings team during 2002 Great Texas Birding Classic competitionThe Rites of Spring

Each spring a competition is held in Texas to determine which team can identify and count the most birds in a five day long event. Birding teams from all over the country flock to the coast of Texas to participate in the Great Texas Birding Classic. There is a youth category for those 8 -13, the Roughwings and for those 14 -18, the Gliders. Youth teams are made up of 3 - 5 birders and must choose a section of the coast to cover; upper, central or lower coast and which of 2 days they want to compete. Prizes are awarded to the winning teams.

Here's what you need to start preparing to compete:

Happy birding!

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