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Events for April 6 - April 9 › Birding Workshops

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April 2017
April 6 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Join us in a three-part series of progressive workshops and field trips to build your bird watching skills and increase your joy of birding. Each session is designed for beginners and intermediate birders that want to learn, reinforce, and refine their birding skills and techniques. These workshops and field trips use field environments to present and develop skills while we watch birds.

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April 6 @ 12:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Birders will find this workshop and field trip the perfect introduction to coastal birding. You will spend the first hour in a workshop learning about the diversity of species and state of the art techniques to rapidly identify birds on the Upper Texas Coast.  We will then go to one of the hotspots on the Upper Texas Coast to view these incredible birds.  The trip is designed to give each participant the extra attention needed to develop a skill set…

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April 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Allow technology to help further your birding knowledge and record keeping by using eBird.org and BirdsEye Bird Finding Guide app. The eBird app has revolutionized the keeping of birding records and the sharing of these records. In this workshop, we will explore using eBird on the web and submitting birding records. You will also be introduced to BirdsEye Bird Finding Guide to expand your access to birding information.

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April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This workshop will be enjoyable as a stand-alone event, as well as a tune-up or primer, for those going to High Island or other woodlot venues where colorful migrating warblers can be expected. Learn key concepts and techniques to improve your power of observation and sharpen your identification skills. See slides of warblers that migrate through our area.   Photo: Kevin Malo

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April 7 @ 8:15 am - 12:15 pm

Join us in a three-part series of progressive workshops and field trips to build your bird watching skills and increase your joy of birding. Each session is designed for beginners and intermediate birders that want to learn, reinforce, and refine their birding skills and techniques. These workshops and field trips use field environments to present and develop skills while we watch birds.

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April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Don’t miss this free and informative presentation on digiscoping, which is a unique form of long-distance photography using a digital camera and a field spotting scope. Representatives of optics companies will cover the equipment basics of a good digiscoping set-up and provide digiscoping tips and general information about advances in optics.

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April 7 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Are you having trouble identifying plovers, terns, gulls, peeps and other shorebirds? Help is on the way! Local birding guide and FeatherFest favorite, Allen Hardee, will share some basic field ID approaches and specialty tips for identifying the shorebirds of Galveston Island. To enhance your experience with this workshop, sign up for the Shorebirds on Galveston Island Field Trip on Friday or Sunday.

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April 7 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

This short workshop concentrates on the regional warblers of North America that may be seen in a particular geographic area. Since there are about 53 species of warblers that can reliably be seen in North America, we will cover the regional species in detail, and others with just a peripheral view. After showing the seasonal and age variations in each species, Kevin will show similar species in the same view using digitized composite photos from his popular “Warblers of North…

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April 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The modern smart phone can be your most valuable birding tool next to your binoculars. With the help of any number of birding apps, your smart phone will help you identify birds, learn bird facts and record your sightings. Birding Apps can make you a better birder by expanding your birding knowledge, making birding more fun, and your birding hours more valuable.

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April 8 @ 8:15 am - 12:15 pm

Join us in a three-part series of progressive workshops and field trips to build your bird watching skills and increase your joy of birding. Each session is designed for beginners and intermediate birders that want to learn, reinforce, and refine their birding skills and techniques. These workshops and field trips use field environments to present and develop skills while we watch birds.

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April 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Many birders are clamoring to learn about other things they see when birding, and prominent among these are dragonflies and damselflies, which together comprise the insect order Odonata. These raptors of the insect world are important in both terrestrial and aquatic food webs, and food for a number of bird species. The adults' beautiful colors and easily observable habits have spawned an increasing interest among birders and other naturalists. In this workshop you'll hear about how dragonflies and damselflies make…

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April 8 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

It's only natural that birders should be interested in butterflies, given how important these insects are to birds. Members of the insect order Lepidoptera, butterflies and moths are a key food source for birds; caterpillars in particular are a major component of bird diets. If you garden to attract butterflies and other insects, you're sure to attract birds as well! Butterflies and moths are plant pollinators, including many plant species the seeds or fruits of which birds eat. And butterflies…

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April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Birders will find this workshop and field trip the perfect introduction to coastal birding. You will spend the first hour in a workshop learning about the diversity of species and state of the art techniques to rapidly identify birds on the Upper Texas Coast.  We will then go to one of the hotspots on the Upper Texas Coast to view these incredible birds.  The trip is designed to give each participant the extra attention needed to develop a skill set…

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April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Going birding is something we all love to do. Driving to birding hotspots is exciting because of the variety of birds we can see. Your backyard can be just as exciting! If you will provide for the four basic needs of birds, you can discover a refuge in your own backyard. Paul Fagala, of Wild Birds Unlimited, will show you how to meet those needs so you can attract the widest variety of birds to your yard and enjoy…

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April 9 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Participants new to coastal birding and novice birders will find this workshop and field trip the perfect opportunity to learn about songbirds. The workshop will focus on identification of wintering and early migrating songbirds seen on the Upper Texas Coast. Slides of common songbirds found this time of year will be presented and tips on becoming a better birder will be shared. After the workshop, you'll have the perfect opportunity to put what you've learned to practice on an easy…

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