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Field Trip: Birds of Lamar Peninsula with Mikael Behrens

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

$50

This guided van tour will travel north of Port Aransas to discover the birds of  the scenic Lamar Peninsula. We will be mostly birding from the roadside to try and find Whooping Cranes that often use the private fields north of Goose Island State Park. Sometimes they can be seen side-by-side with Sandhill Cranes! There are many other interesting birds in these fields and sometimes in the bay as well. (Bring your spotting scope if you have one.)

Additionally, we will look for songbirds at the Big Tree, estimated to be around 1,000 years old and one of the largest live oak trees in Texas and the U.S. And on our way back we will bird the small Linda Castro Nature Preserve in Rockport, where the pond usually has wild ducks and Least Grebes. 

Please be aware, this trip involves riding the Port Aransas ferry, and wait times can be difficult to predict. This may cause a late return time.

About Mikael:
Mikael Behrens has been an avid birder and amateur naturalist since the early 1990s. He lives in Austin but is originally from Port Aransas and returns there often to help out with bird counts, lead walks, and to bird for fun. He contributes to several citizen science projects including eBird, iNaturalist, Christmas Bird Counts, and he’s always on the Port Aransas Spoonbills team for the Great Texas Birding Classic.

LOCATION: departs Port Aransas Civic Center

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Date:
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
$50
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Field Trip: Birds of Lamar Peninsula w/Mikael Behrens Feb. 23 1pm$50.00This guided van tour will travel north of Port Aransas to discover the birds of Lamar Peninsula. The tour will visit two sites on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, including Goose Island State Park, home of the Big Tree, estimated to be around 1,000 years old and one of the largest live oak trees in Texas and the U.S.

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