4611 Lake Shore Dr., Wichita Falls, Texas 76310 940-691-0828
Upcoming Special Events
Owl-O-Ween Sept. 30 and every Friday and Saturday night in Oct.
Big Day (Bird Count) Sunday, October 29, 2017
Owl-O-Ween September 30 & EVERY Fri. & Sat. night in October 6:30 -10 p.m.
Where: Wichita Falls Jellystone Camp Resort/Coyote Ranch Resort-14145 US Hwy 287N, Wichita Falls Information: call 940-767-6700 $10/person (2 yrs. old & under free) Advanced tickets available at Wichita Falls Jellystone and Wichita Falls Wild Bird Rescue. Percentage of profits will benefit the Wichita Falls Wild Bird Rescue.
Wichita Falls Jellystone and Wild Bird Rescue have partnered for a Halloween Scare you won’t soon forget!
Follow the haunted creatures to the first stop. Get your Z tag and start the Zombie Crawl. Beware of Zombies and watch for healing stations along the route. (Keep your Z tag and play at home!). Snacks will be for sale at the Zombie Crawl Crypt. Route is approximately 1 mile and all ages can participate.
All Zombies will then get on the Haunted hay wagon and wind through our undeveloped haunted ranchlands. Beware!
Arrive at Jellystone carnival where you may meet the Owls of Owl-O-Ween!!! Play carnival games and visit our pumpkin patch for a photo before you are escorted through the dungeon of darkness by the dungeon caretaker- IF you dare! Learn about the inhabitants of the dungeon as you weave your way through a dark and creepy maze. Our snack bar and Food Truck will be available if you scare up an appetite. Relax at our large group campfire and roast marshmallows or stay for a scary outdoor movie.
Rent a cabin, bring your RV or tent camp with us and participate in activities throughout the day. Contest for best decorated RV site, Cabin or tent area. Bring candy for trick or treaters!
A popular Magic Hayride to plant pumpkin seeds will be back this year on Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon the magic hayride will return to harvest the magic pumpkins. Kids return to hall to decorate pumpkins and enter the contest for best decorated pumpkin. Dig through the corn seed bin for Surprises. Take pictures with the giant pumpkin and skull props! Amenities available to overnight guests of the Campground include, Putt Putt Golf, 2 Giant jumping pillows, large Bear’s playground, GaGa ball, basketball, tether ball, ping pong, fishing, movies, train rides, hey hey rides, foosball. Visit with our campground animals (mini horses, dwarf goats, chickens, tortoise, goose, rabbit and duck). Our pools are open year round!!! The following family activities that have an additional cost: monster ceramics, sand art, spin art, tie dye, candy bar bingo, laser tag and lots more!
Big Day (Bird Count) Sun., Oct. 29, 2017
Teams of three to six people count as many different bird species as possible within a 24 hour period in and around Wichita Falls. Each team solicits pledges that will be donated to Wild Bird Rescue. Big Day will happen during the Fall migration providing an opportunity to see many bird species that only migrate through North Texas.
School groups, families, scout troops and others are encouraged to form teams. Beginners are welcome and can be paired with experienced birders to ensure they will have a successful day. This year's event will culminate with a gala supper and awards presentation that evening. Board members will also gather goody bags and door prizes for participants.
To register your team, fill out the attached form below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at Wild Bird Rescue (4611 Lakeshore Drive).
Team members should contact friends, family, co-workers, etc to collect pledges. All pledge money will go directly to Wild Bird Rescue, Inc.
How to Prepare for Big Day
Form a team of 3-6 people
Choose a Team Name (get creative)
Sign up by contacting Wild Bird Rescue and pay entry fee
Collect pledges (see document below for a suggested pledge form)
Have a good Book ID book
Sibley’s Field Guide (2nd edition)
National Geographic Field Guide to Birds of North America
Download a bird ID App
Merlin (Cornell Labs of Ornithology)
Download checklist of probably birds for this country (available from eBird)
Be sure all team members have binoculars
Designate a driver & someone to record sightings
Practice identifying birds by their markings
Scout locations to ID birds (wooded areas, bodies of water, open fields, etc.)
Like Wichita, Arrowhead, Kemp
Bike trail by Lake Wichita
Stonewall Jackson Park
Come up with a driving plan/itinerary
What to Pack for Big Day
Field Guides and Bird Check List
Snacks and Drinks
Comfortable and sturdy shoes or boots
Maps or Navigation devices
Cell phone to post brags to "Big Day - Wild Bird Rescue Inc" Facebook page