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Field Trips

Lonestar College Kingwood, February 9, 7:30 am

led by Michael Cooper

Meet at 7:30 am at Nature Trailhead. Contact Teresa by text (505-280-7443) for location pinpoint for smart phones. Hotspot: Lone Star College  – The Lowlands.
Lone Star Kingwood College Nature Trail is located at the intersection of Sorters Road and Royston Drive. Please park your car on Royston Drive, across from the tennis courts.

This trip will visit the Piney Woods during the birdiest time of the year. We will also learn much about the birds and local habitat from Michael, including the local summer breeders in this pristine Piney Woods forest. We will stroll for 3 miles along a beautifully wooded trail along Evans Gully and enjoy views of a gorgeous cypress swamp.  

This is a membership-drive trip, open to all current, lapsed and new members. If you are interested in joining or renewing your OG group membership, please bring $20 in the form of a check made out to Ornithology Group or cash. Membership is good for the 2019 calendar year.

Target species include:  Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Purple Finch, and all five species of Woodpecker, Golden-Crowned Kinglet, and Blue-Headed Vireo.
Anyone is welcome to join us for lunch at a nearby restaurant after the walk.

Field Trip Coordinator: Teresa Connell (505-280-7443)
Field Trip Leader: Michael Cooper (832-876-4912)

Cullinan Park, Sugarland, February 23, 8:00 am

led by Mark Scheuerman

Meet at 8:00 am at parking lot near White Lake. Expect to see 30-40 species of birds! Hotspot: Cullinan Park (Sugar Land)
The trail is about 3 miles along the creek and includes different habitats and White Lake with waders and waterfowl. Mark will show us the best locations and times to see exotics such as the Orange-cheek Waxbill, Bronze Manikin, and Scaly-breasted Munia.

Membership-drive trip. Open to all current, lapsed and new members. If you are interested in joining or renewing your OG group membership, please bring $20 in the form of a check made out to Ornithology Group or cash. Membership is good for the 2019 calendar year.

Target species:  Purple Finch, Couch’s Kingbird, Golden-Crowned Kinglet, Pine Siskin, American Pipit, and Cedar Waxwing.
Everyone is welcome to join us afterwards for lunch at a local Thai Restaurant.

Field trip Coordinator:  Teresa Connell (505-280-7443)

Field trip Leader: Mark Schuerman  (281-384-7638)

March 8-9 – SAT & SUN: King Ranch WEEKENDER led by Tom Langschied. 

   Day 1: See Tom’s Favorite Places off the beaten path in Kleberg County.

   Day 2: Half-day at Encino Division (not normally open to the public) in Brooks
County. Trip cost is $135 and includes Saturday lunch and beverage (save $40
off regular King Ranch rates).

March 23 – SAT: Ron Weeks, location TBA

April 11-14 – SAT: Galveston FeatherFest.

April 27 – SAT: American Bird Conservancy Fundraiser with Kristen Vale. Beach Babies, Wilson Plovers, and hopefully Snowy Plovers; watch Least Tern courtship. Kristen will share with us how her program helps coastal beach nesting species prosper. Donation of $10.

May 4 – SAT: Leader and location TBD


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Updated: 12/29/2018