Birding & Nature Festival
What a Festival!

Birding & nature festival North Texas-style!  Featuring David Allen Sibley and for photographers, Kathy Adams Clark and John English, AND The Raptor Project

Sibley  led a field trip, signed books, and for the keynote presentation, provided a demonstration of the illustration process for his books.  The painting  created by Sibley during his presentation was up for auction at the close of the event, with proceeds benefitting Hageman NWR.

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge offers  an 11,000 acre-plus home for wildlife - water, marsh, prairie and woods, with over 300 bird species sighted since the Refuge was established.  Click for Species Check Lists for the Refuge.  In addition, field trips will visit nearby Eisenhower State Park, the Denison Dam of Lake Texoma,  and the Caddo Grasslands in our neighboring county.  May will be prime time for wild flowers in the Blackland Prairie, as well!  Area museums, art galleries and lake amenities offer additional activities for enhancing your stay.


The Raptor Project


An outstanding array of eagles, hawks, falcons and owls has won the rapt attention and hearts of enthralled audiences throughout the nation.  Jonathan Wood, master falconer and wildlife rehabilitator, has assembled a collection of feathered predators that is unrivalled in scope and size.  Thirty-six birds will be presented in the show at BirdFest Texoma!


Enjoy more photos and info about The Raptor Project, thanks to the

North Texas e-News.


Festival Activities

Field trips included

  • Birding Hagerman NWR
  • Birding Denison Dam/Lake Texoma
  • Birding Caddo National Grasslands
  • Tour of Refuge with Refuge Manager

Canoe Trips, Wildflower Walk, Native Plant & Tree Walk, Roll/Stroll Harris Creek Trail.

AND - for Photographers - Advanced and Intermediate Nature Photography Workshops and Field Trips!


Thanks to Our Volunteers

Thanks to all these folks who worked registration, information, book and gift sales, parking and more!

Jan Beckert, Melinda & Skip Hill, Carol & Bill Powell, Sally & Roger Peckenpaugh, Kay & Jerry Bynum, Peggy & Vernon Harlan, Ann & Ed Supina, Jean Flick, Tommi & Traci Homuth, Becky Goodman, Faye Darter, Sue & Doug Raasch,  Donna Niemann, Sue Abernathy, Luna McMeen, Bill Hughes, Kenlyn & Don Lawrence, Carolyn Kohls, Ann & Pearce Bailey, Don Makinson, Connie & Carey Hardesty, Lee Hatfield, Kay Casey, Sue & Dick Malnory



Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826