- About the Symposium
- Friday Night Social
- Presentations and Speakers
- Door Prizes
- Silent Auction
- Hotel and RV's
- Keith Kridler, author and naturalist, Bluebirds and More
- Alec Wyatt, 2014 ABA Young Birder of the Year, Project Nestwatch and Passionate Birding: My Story
- Glenn Olsen, Native Landscaping for Wildlife
- Bluebird Basics
- House Sparrow Control
- Pauline Tom (512) 268-5678
- Judy Ray (972) 217-1516
[ NOTE: The 2015 event is over - the following is for reference only and the links to various items may no longer be active. ]
Advanced Registration is now closed. At-the-Door Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. on August 8th in East Ballroom.
Our annual symposium promotes the conservation of bluebirds and teaches the public how to attract and provide quality habitat for bluebirds across Texas. This year's symposium will be held in Bryan, Texas. Guest speakers will cover topics that bluebirders, new and experienced, will find interesting and entertaining. Registrants have the opportunity to win door prizes and attendees can bid in our silent auction for many wonderful items. Additionally, members who pledge to "NestWatch" at least two nestboxes will receive a FREE TBS nestbox.
We hope you'll join us for this fun-filled day! For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 268-5678. Check out visitaggieland.com for more info about the Bryan/College Station area.
Date and Time
Friday Night Social and Dinner: Friday, August 7th, 6:00 pm. *DINNER IS NOW SOLD OUT*
Symposium: Saturday, August 8th, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Doors open at 8:30 am for registration and the silent auction.
The symposium will be held at the Brazos County Expo in Bryan, Texas.
As a Charter Member of the North American Bluebird Society and co-founder of the Texas Bluebird Society, Keith Kridler loves bluebirds! His passion for bluebirds began in 1979, when he and his wife established what is now the oldest and most productive bluebird trail in Texas. In fact, upwards of 1,200 bluebirds have fledged from this trail per year! Keith is considered one of today's foremost authorities on bluebirds and is the co-author of "The Bluebird Monitor's Guide."
Alec Wyatt is a 16-year-old birder from Colorado Springs, Colorado who recently relocated to San Antonio, Texas, and is very excited about the birding prospects there. Alec has been birding in eighteen states, but never outside the country. He enjoys all kinds of birds and birding and his favorite area of interest is conservation. In 2014 Alec won the ABA Young Birder of the Year contest, a competition designed to help young birders build and enhance their birding skills. He enjoys monitoring his nest box trail, leading bird walks for kids, and inspiring others to enjoy and protect birds.
Glenn's passionate interest in nature began early in his childhood. In addition to bird identification, he has a special interest in the relationships of plants, birds, butterflies, and other insects. Glenn teaches Bird Identification and Nature Related classes at Rice University's Glasscock School of Continuing Studies and is an instructor for Audubon's Birding classes. He served as State President and Houston Chapter president of the Native Plant Society of Texas and is a certified Texas Master Naturalist. Glenn also leads professional birding and natural history tours through GO Birding Ecotours for groups and individuals with recent trips to Big Bend, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Amazon Rain Forest, and The Galapagos Islands.
Texas Bluebird Society offers Door Prizes (donated by each Board Member) to encourage early registration.
Early bird registrants (by July 8th) receive 10 door prize tickets.
Advance registrants (by July 25th) receive 2 door prize tickets.
The only way to have a chance is with early registration. Unlike the Silent Auction items, there is no opportunity to bid on these items at the event.
As part of our annual fundraiser, attendees can donate and bid on a variety of items. Every dollar raised goes toward buying lumber for our volunteers to build nestboxes!
As soon as feasible, please send donations (or notification of donations that will be hand-carried to the event) to:
2411 Stableridge Drive
Conroe, TX 77384
For more auction information contact Benni Konvicka at (254) 968-6663.
Donations (or notification of donations) received after July 25th must be processed manually, one-by-one, and will miss the program publication deadline.
TBS is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 "charitable" organization. Donations are tax deductible, as allowed by law.
Lodging will be at the Best Western Premier Old Town Center in Bryan, Texas.
Reserve early! Availability is not guaranteed.
Deadline: July 25th
Two local RV Parks, Galloping Snail (located directly behind the expo center) and Timber Ridge, will be available for use. For more information about location, rates, and park amentities, click on the links.
Registration Information and Form
Early Bird Advance Registration: $20.00. Includes a box lunch and 10 door prize tickets. Deadline: July 8th
Standard Advance Registration: $20.00. Includes a box lunch and 2 door prize tickets. Deadline: July 25th
At-the-Door Registration: $8.00. No meal and no door prize tickets. Sack lunches are permitted; there are limited dining options around the Center. $12 box lunches will also be available at the Center.Printable Registration Form.
Friday Night Social Information *SOLD OUT*
A dinner and social will be held on Friday, August 7th, at the Best Western Premiere in Bryan (1920 Austin's Colony Pkwy, Bryan, TX 77802 ). The dinner starts at 7:00 pm, with the social beginning at 6:00 pm. Cost is $15 for dinner and $4.00 for frozen margaritas in advance (no BYOB by state law). Margaritas may be purchased at the door for $5.00. Soft drinks will also be available.
*Although the dinner is sold out, attendees may still purchase margaritas at the social.*
Deadline: July 25th
For More Information
Snail Mail: P.O. Box 40868, Austin, TX 78704