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Christina Baal

Christina Baal is an artist, illustrator, and environmental educator whose dream is to meet and paint 10,000 species of birds over her lifetime. After graduating from Bard College in 2014, she started her art business, “Drawing 10,000 Birds,” and has since traveled nonstop looking for birds. Christina loves going to bird festivals to show her work, lead trips, teach art, and spend time with the birding community. She has designed work artwork for the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, the Biggest Week in American Birding, the New River Birding and Nature Festival, New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding, and created the Bird of the Year artwork for the American Birding Association in 2022. In between festivals, Christina works as an environmental educator and is a Master Naturalist for Wisconsin and California. Christina currently gets to live alongside her favorite bird, the California Condor, in Pinnacles National Park with her partner- a California Condor biologist- and their two golden retrievers.

Upcoming Events

April 2023
April 21 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Have you ever wanted to practice nature journaling, but found it difficult to know how to start? Or maybe you already love drawing, but want to learn some new tips and tricks to enhance your practice? This nature journaling workshop is designed to break through the trepidation of the “white page” and get you journaling right away.

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April 22 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Join birding guide Christina Baal for a trip to one of the largest migrant traps on the East end of Galveston Island. The Texas A&M Wetlands Center hosts mature oaks, hackberry, and mulberry trees as well as small freshwater and retention ponds. This attracts dozens of neo-tropic migrants including warblers, buntings, tanagers, and orioles. The well-kept paths of the Wetlands Center proceed from the west tip of the island inland to the eastern edge of university housing. This path provides excellent…

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April 23 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

We love birds for so many reasons: their beautiful songs, their fascinating behaviors, their incredible life histories. And, of course, their gorgeous plumage! This watercolor workshop will focus on capturing the amazing colors and patterns of birds in an expressive, splashy watercolor painting style that is simple to use and requires basic, easy to obtain materials. The class will focus on letting go of anatomical perfection to examine instead a combination of emotion, energy, and color that portrays a bird…

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