The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Beaumont Children’s Museum (BCM) are teaming up to host The Birds of Southeast Texas Day at the BCM on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Children will build their own birdhouses, color a personal Beaumont Birdie coloring book and listen to local nature tourism educators as they talk about birding and opportunities to explore the great outdoors around Southeast Texas.   

The Birds of Southeast Texas Day at the BCM serves also to officially introduce the new  Beaumont Birdies to the public. The Beaumont Birdies are part of the CVB’s new nature tourism marketing program which seeks to create awareness of the region’s vast birding hotspots and to bridge the demographic gap in the birdwatching market. The CVB is also using the effort to encourage young students and families to learn more about regional nature tourism opportunities and explore museums and attractions.

“The opportunity to introduce birding to not only a younger generation but families in the area is something that we are very excited about,” said Christina Majdalani, Tourism Development Coordinator for the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The CVB has been working hard on promoting Southeast Texas birding. It is important that our residents are knowledgeable about what our area offers and discover how they can become involved in birding. Whether a professional amateur, birding is for everyone.”

The Beaumont Children’s Museum Birds of Southeast Texas Day is designed to encourage children to learn more about birds and nearby Great Texas Coastal Birding Trails within Southeast Texas.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Beaumont CVB on their new birding initiative,” said Beaumont Children’s Museum Executive Director, Amanda Yarbrough. “Introducing birdwatching to the children is a wonderful way to get families and the community involved. The activities and speakers that we will have at the event will hopefully encourage those families to not only go to our impressive birding destinations in the area but also to birdwatch in their own backyard.”

Just in time for summer, the Beaumont CVB is introducing a Beaumont Birdie “Passport,” that will encourage children to explore local attractions and visit the Birdies’ favorite hangouts. Birdies are found currently at: Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Texas Energy Museum, Fire Museum of Texas, McFaddin-Ward House, Edison Museum, Beaumont Children’s Museum, Gator Country, Beaumont Botanical Gardens, Lamar University, Cattail Marsh, Ben J. Rogers Visitors Center, Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum and Clifton Steamboat Museum. Each of these locations offers a special stamp for the Birdie Passport and, if eight out of 14 stamps are collected, participants may submit their passport to the CVB to receive their own complimentary souvenir Beaumont Birdie.

Learn more about the Beaumont CVB’s birding initiative online at http://www.beaumontcvb.com/things-to-do/birding/. To check out the Beaumont Birdies, visit http://www.beaumontcvb.com/birdies/. For more information on events at the Beaumont Children’s Museum, go to https://www.beaumontchildrensmuseum.org/.

About Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB):
As the official Destination Marketing Organization, the Convention and Visitors Bureau mission is to promote Beaumont, Texas as a premier visitor and convention meeting destination. Learn more about the Beaumont CVB and the important local economic impact of conventions, meetings and tourism at www.beaumontcvb.com/about.