This birding Big Day is a fun, fast-paced, semi-competitive race to see which team can identify the most bird species in Galveston County in 24-hours from noon on Sunday, July 10, until noon on Monday, July 11. As the day heats up, so will the competition, awarding the winning team bragging rights and the Hotter than Hell Big Day trophy.
Teams will consist of 3 to 5 members.
The event is presented by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and sponsored by Galveston Island Brewing (GIB), which will host the awards presentation indoors at the brewery at day’s end. GIB will provide a free pint of beer to all participants 21 years of age or older.
Participants will help build citizen science data on eBird during one of the least birded times of the year. Event proceeds will support GINTC’s Galveston Bird City Texas initiatives.
This year’s winning team will choose the recipient of a portion of the proceeds from our 4th beer in our Concerveza Series with GIB. The benefitting organization will be chosen from a pre-selected list of nature partners and/or projects.