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Birding Bolivar with Victor Emanuel

April 20 @ 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Photo: Dave Williams

We are pleased to offer a very special birding adventure with one of the worlds foremost birders (or in his own words “bird lover”), our own Victor Emanuel! Join Victor on a trip to one of the finest migratory locations in North America – the western end of the Bolivar Peninsula. Here are the Houston Audubon Horseshoe Marsh and Bolivar Flats bird sanctuaries. This combination of salt marsh, mud flats and beachfront hold the highest rated designation in the birding world as a Globally Important Bird Area and is an International Site in the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. Hundreds of thousands of shorebirds converge on the flats to feed on the shrimp, small fish and crabs teeming in the shallows of the marsh. Here you can reliably spot pelicans, gulls, terns, roseate spoonbills, herons, egrets, osprey, crested caracara and more amidst the hundreds of species of shorebirds and land birds that either make their permanent homes here or stop in for a rest before continuing their annual migratory routes.

Targets: Expect to see at least 80 – 100 species! For example, 5 species of plovers, 7 species of terns, 4 species of gulls, Dowitchers, Peregrine Falcon, Northern Harrier, Marbled Godwit, Long-billed Curlew, Whimbrel, Red Knot, White-tailed Kite, Marsh Wren, Seaside Sparrow, Clapper Rail and Osprey

Bring water, snacks, lunch


Date: April 20
Time: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: $100
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Leader Name: Mike Austin
Leader Name: Victor Emanuel
Leader Name: TBA


Skill Level Intermediate, Advanced
Activity Level Moderate
Transportation Bus from FeatherFest HQ