Monthly Archives: February 2016

Till Next Time, Texas

Our final day in Texas was spent retracing our retracing our steps. After such a successful trip, there were no gaping holes in our observation list or pressing obligations, so we set out to clean up on our few misses … Continue reading

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Westward Expansion

You know you’re up early when the local parks are still closed. Col and I arrived at Anzalduas Park in Mission with more than an hour until official opening time. Unfortunately, the area outside the gates was not especially conducive … Continue reading

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Laguna AtascAWESOME

I stood in the tangled thickets of Frontera Audubon, surrounded on all sides by surprisingly thick fog. Each step I took elicited frantic flaps from overhead. The unusually dense cloud cover and high humidity were keeping the local Turkey Vultures … Continue reading

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Border Birders

The first morning birding a new area is accompanied by an air of anticipation and excitement. The habitat and its inhabitants are unknown to the visitor, full of surprises, and waiting to be explored. Col and I departed our motel … Continue reading

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Whoop, There It Is

Sunday morning brought blue skies, a pleasant breeze, and the news that it was -1° back home in New York. The three of us were enjoying 70° temperatures in the town of Rockport on Aransas Bay. This town is a … Continue reading

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Knick Knack, Anahuac

Towards the end of 2015, I received a package from my old Forest Service supervisor, Karen. Included within were a variety of teaching materials and a National Parks Pass. My job in Juneau a few summers back had no shortage … Continue reading

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Texas in Brief

1 Week 3 Friends (and some new ones along the way) 1,300~ Miles (flights not included) 33 eBird checklists 195 Species of Birds (plus a handful of mammals, herps, fish, and insects) 39 Lifers 2,104 Photos Countless memories and adventures. Details … Continue reading

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