Meetings and Field Trips
Sea Rim State Park Christmas Bird Count
Friday January 3, 2014
Meet in Sabine Pass at 7:00 a.m.
at the intersection of Highway 87 and FM3322 in Sabine Pass. This is at the stop sign in Sabine Pass, where Highway 87 turns west.
Countdown dinner at 6:00 p.m., location to be confirmed.
This count covers the Sabine Pass/Texas Point/Sea Rim area. This count is sponsored by the Golden Triangle Audubon Society. The count circle includes the southern part of Murphree WMA, all of Texas Point NWR and Sea Rim State Park, the eastern part of McFaddin NWR as well as Sabine Woods, the Sabine Pass area and a small section of extreme western Cameron Parish. Please contact John Whittle at email@example.com or 409-722-4193 (H), and let us know you plan to attend so we can make the best possible area assignments.
Orange County Christmas Bird Count
Wednesday January 1, 2014
Meet in Orange at 7:00 a.m.
at the Service Station at the intersection of Highway 105 and FM1442.
This count includes much of Orange County between Orange and the Neches River, including Bessie Heights and the Old River Unit. Contact Ken Sztraky (firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-385-2835
Please join us for what we hope will be two enjoyable birding days. All are invited, even if you are not an experienced birder or are only able to bird for part of the day. Feeder watchers are welcome to participate. Let us know in advance and we will find a suitable group for you to join. The more pairs of eyes in a group, the more birds will be seen.
Other counts which will welcome your participation:
Saturday December 14: Turkey Creek.
Centered in the Turkey Creek unit of the Big Thicket NP north of Kountze. Contact John Whittle (email@example.com or 409-722-4193)
Thursday December 19: Bolivar Peninsula.
High Island and Anahuac NWR areas. This count was compiled by Bill Graber for fifty years, and has always been among the top counts in the nation. The count circle includes High Island, Rollover Pass and all of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. Contact Steve Mayes (sgmayes @hotmail.com or 409-722-5807)
Saturday December 21: Johnson Bayou, LA.
Centered on Johnson Bayou in Cameron Parish. This area of Cameroon Parish is recovering from two devastating hurricanes. This count has access to oilfield and Gray estate properties that are not accessible any other time. Contact Ken Sztraky (firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-385-2835)
Saturday December 28: Beech Creek.
Centered in the Steinhagen Lake area of Tyler and Jasper counties. In addition to Steinhagen Lake, this count includes all of Martin Dies State park, and the Corps of Engineers picnic areas and campgrounds around the lake. Contact John Whittle (johnawhittle @aol.com or 409-722-4193)