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Audubon Odysseys - High Island Migration
Audubon Texas

January, 2013

Audubon Texas

January 2013

High Island Migration

An Audubon Odyssey Exclusive

organized by Victor Emmanuel Nature Tours

Led by Sahar Sea of the Trinity River Audubon Center 

 

About Your Leader


Sahar Sea serves as an education manager at Trinity River Audubon Center focusing on conservation education program development and citizen science. Sahar earned a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science with a specialty in Conservation Biology from Texas A&M University. She has traveled to Costa Rica twice to work with Leatherback sea turtles while studying Spanish and conservation biology. She has also worked in New York City as an animal keeper at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Central Park Zoo, taking care of birds and mammals in the tropical rainforest building. She holds a master's degree in Adolescence Education in Conservation Biology and Life Sciences. Sahar looks for any opportunity to travel and become acquainted with new cultures and wildlife. In the last 10 years, she has traveled to Canada, Peru, Iran, Turkey, Germany, Mexico, and covered much of the United States including Hawaii.

 
Painted Bunting
 
Snowy Egret - Greg Dimijian

 

Texas High Island Migration
April 20 - April 26, 2013

 

Take advantage of this affordable Audubon tour to the upper Texas coast and experience one of the finest and best-known spectacles of spring songbird migration in North America. Every spring, millions of birds migrate north from the American Tropics to the forests of the eastern United States. This tour is designed to focus on spring migration along the upper Texas coast. Most nights will be spent near High Island, where isolated groves of live oaks and other trees may attract large numbers of migrants in a spectacular fallout.
Program Highlights 
  • The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, which is famous for observing secretive marsh-dwelling birds and marsh animals;
  • An early morning visit to Jones State Forest to look for the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker;
  • A visit to the renowned Bolivar Flats and nearby Rollover Pass, two of the best Gulf shoreline birding locales in Texas; and
  • Stops at various flooded rice fields to see the shorebirds in glorious spring plumage.

The Texas coast is the perfect place to get a feel for migration, and High Island is the best migrant arrival site on the entire coast.

For a complete itinerary and for more information please visit:
http://getoutside.audubon.org/high-island-migration

Space is limited
Cost: $1,995 per person in double occupancy
Final Payment date: January 20th

 


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