Below is a more detailed daily description of the activities offered, with access to the specific information in each box.
This is a rare opportunity to visit the Arroyo Colorado Unit of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
At that time, because construction of the Intracoastal Waterway had severed its connections to the Bay, Bahia Grande was an arid wasteland with only ephemeral wet areas.
Goals: Racking up an impressive day list – Valley specialties, anything, everything!
Dorian Anderson holds an extraordinary record – 617 species seen in the U. in one year (2014) and all strictly under his own steam!
Participants will divide into two groups upon arrival at the dock.
Each group will spend half their time on the boat and half their time on land, birding Adolph Thomae County Park and other nearby land-based sites.
Targets: White-tipped Dove, Golden-fronted and Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Great Kiskadee, Carolina Wren, Long-billed Thrasher, Orange-crowned Warbler, Olive Sparrow.
This is a unique opportunity for a small group to view some of the spoil islands of the Laguna Madre Bay.
With its 760 acres of land and bird list of 358 species, it’s not surprising that this oldest of the South Texas state parks was chosen as the headquarters of the World Birding Center complex.
The woodlands are home to many of the Valley’s specialties.
We have an outstanding group of talent this year to guide our field trips, and several new destinations including new pre-festival and post-festival trip destinations.