What is Spring Fling?
Spring Fling is an amazing opportunity to see and celebrate the return of migratory songbirds as they arrive at stopover habitat along the coast. This is great time to enjoy the wide variety of species that migrate through Texas dressed in their spring finery and to see birds like Baltimore Orioles, Grosbeaks, Summer and Scarlet Tanagers, and numerous warbler species (to name just a few).
Where and when does it take place?
As in past years, Spring Fling will take place at the Quintana Neotropic Bird Sanctuary but will run this year from April 7th to May 6th from 9 am – 4 pm daily. The Sanctuary is located on Lamar Street across from the Quintana town hall building and the event is run by Pete and Peggy Romfh, who have hosted it for multiple years now and who always do a great job!
What can I expect at Quintana?
We will have knowledgeable volunteers and staff on hand at Quintana to answer your questions, keep a daily list, and sell water, snacks, and field guides. Even if you don’t know a cardinal from a blue jay, you will enjoy a trip to Quintana to witness the diversity and abundance of migrating species. Please come on by and enjoy the birds with us!
What is the Spring Fling Art Auction?
During the duration of Spring Fling we will be auctioning off bird-themed art on our GCBO website. We have a variety of beautiful pieces (including originals and prints) by numerous talented artists. All proceeds from this art auction go directly to supporting GCBO and our conservation work. Please check out the auction.