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Chuck Davis

chuck-davisChuck retired from La Porte ISD where he worked as Director of Internet Applications and Library Services. Prior to that, he was a biology teacher and Planetarium Director.

He graduated from LSU in Forestry and Wildlife Management, and later from Texas A&M in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. He studied the effects of intensive hunting pressure on gray and fox squirrel reproduction for his master’s thesis at Texas A&M. After leaving Texas A&M he worked for an ecological research firm in Bryan, Texas with projects in Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, and coastal Texas. His interest in birds developed from duck hunting trips with his dad In Louisiana and after taking an ornithology course at LSU.

Chuck enjoys working with children and currently mentors a class of 3 and 4 year olds in Head Start and serves on the Board of Directors of the La Porte ISD Educational Foundation. He also serves on the boards of the Texas Ornithological Society and the Friends of Anahuac Refuge.

Upcoming Events

April 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Lagow Ranch is a working ranch with rice fields, plowed fields, pasture land, brackish marsh and a fresh water reservoir. This property is located between the main and East unit of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and has been maintained for many years to provide excellent habitat for wildlife. In the winter waterfowl abound and there should be some of them left in the spring. The reservoir has large patches of open water and Sea Cane which attracts water loving…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm

This is your opportunity to explore “the other side” of Galveston Bay. We head over the causeway bridge to explore birding areas on the Mainland side of Galveston Bay in the Tiki Island, Texas City, and La Marque areas. One of our best kept secrets and most under explored areas, participants will be surprised at the number and variety of birds seen on this outing. Birding locations will include some privately-owned land with fresh water ponds that provide easy observation…

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Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Galveston Island has all the habitats associated with a barrier island – beach, uplands, fresh water ponds, brackish lagoons and wetlands. Join local birders Allen Hardee and Chuck Davis on this “birdy” trip as you learn to identify Black Skimmers, gulls, terns, sandpipers, plovers, herons, egrets, ibis, spoonbills, ducks and much more.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 10:15 am

Our first FledglingFest event of the day will be by boat! Board the Seagull II to explore the waters of the Galveston Harbor and Bay searching for dolphins and birds. What could be more fun?

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Back by popular demand, our FledglingFest events are designed specifically for children and their grown-ups! In a classroom setting, your group will explore birds and birding, an outdoor activity that can be done by adults and children alike and together – anywhere, anytime, and at virtually no cost. Learn why the Galveston area is one of the best in the USA to see a wide variety of birds. Discover together: What “birding” really is Bird identification techniques Places nearby to…

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Take a tour from Beach to Bay exploring nature and looking for birds with Sibley O’Haver and her dad Kyle. This is an adventure for kiddos and their grown ups. We will caravan to three locations in the State Park and walk around discovering all nature has to offer.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

More birding for kiddos and their grown-ups! On this field trip, participants will learn how to identify more species and learn the basics of doing a bird survey such as Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count or one of the several monthly bird counts in the Galveston/Houston Area.

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