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Clayton Leopold

I have casually birded my whole life but in 2013 a close friend introduced me to the actual hobby itself. I bird mainly on the Upper Texas coast and West Texas mountains, but I love to bird everywhere. I grew up in Southern Lavaca County but I now live in Texas City with my wife Linsey and Daughter Laiken Maxine. To me the best part of birding is meeting new friends and spending time in our wild lands! – Clayton Leopold

Upcoming Events

April 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This field trip searches for the spring songbird richness found on West Galveston Island, with a special emphasis on warblers, vireos, tanagers, orioles, grosbeaks and buntings. Guests will walk through Lafitte’s Cove Nature Preserve, Galveston’s crown jewel for migrating songbirds. Several species of vireos and warblers were seen in the oak mott last spring. Freshwater ponds at the entrance to the preserve provide up-close views of migrating shorebirds, ducks, both species of dowitchers and yellowlegs, Solitary, and Pectoral Sandpipers, Marsh…

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 3:30 pm

Boy Scout Woods, Smith Oaks, The Rookery, and more! The accident of geology makes the Upper Texas Coast a beacon to weary neotropical migrants finishing a 10+ hour, nonstop flight across the Gulf of Mexico. From under an ancient sea, a salt dome emerged. After a few thousand years the dome reached just 38-feet above a pancake-flat coastal plain where it became covered with 20-30-foot oak trees, creating a vast canopy. This created High Island, which is now a beacon…

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