The Twelve Birds of Christmas & a Partridge in a Pear Tree: A Talk and Walk

Winter BirdsTalk - Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 pm
Walk - Saturday, November 23, 8:30 am

Have you ever gone outside on an icy winter morning to grab your newspaper and discovered a chirping bird in your tree? Wait... aren't birds are supposed to migrate farther south for the winter? Did you know that over a dozen species of birds are virtually nonexistent during the normal mating season, but suddenly become our temporary neighbors during the wintertime? This is your chance to learn about these rare species of birds that flock to the Brazos Valley for the holidays.

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce a Talk and Walk about local winter birds and other unique visitors, as well as information about the history and current activities of Audubon Christmas Bird Count. This free program is a partnership with the Friends of Lick Creek Park and will be taught by Dr. Michael Manson, an expert on birds in the Brazos County, from Texas A&M's Biology Department. The talk covering these feathered friends will take place in the Discovery Room at the Museum on Wednesday, November 20, at 7 pm, and walk participants will meet at the entrance to Lick Creek Park on Saturday morning, November 23, at 8:30 am for hands-on fun (don’t forget your binoculars, water, and walking shoes!).