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Allen Hardee

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Allen Hardee has been an avid birder in the Galveston Bay area for over twenty five years. For fifteen years he was the Wildlife Team Leader for an industrial site on the mainland side of the bay that controlled over six thousand acres. Under his leadership the Wildlife Team, in partnership with the Texas Master Naturalists, hosted field trips that taught hundreds of Angleton area school children about nature, especially as it is found in the coastal prairie ecosystem surrounding Galveston Bay. Allen’s favorite educational activity is teaching children about birds and introducing the joy of birding to children and adults. Today Allen lives and works in Texas City. He spends most of his free time birding the areas between the Texas City Dike and the west end of Galveston Island.

Upcoming Events

April 2017
April 6 @ 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm

This field trip is one of our best kept secrets! Participants in the past have been surprised at the variety of birds seen on this outing. The Texas City Dike projects approximately 5 miles into East Galveston Bay, almost to Pelican Island. The newly built recreational area along the dike is an excellent vantage point to see birds that prefer a true marine environment. Along the drive to the dike you will stop and bird at private property that has…

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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 @ 12:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Galveston Island has all the habitats associated with a barrier island - beach, uplands, fresh water ponds, brackish lagoons and wetlands. Join local birder Allen Hardee on this “birdy” trip as you learn to identify Black Skimmers, gulls, terns, sandpipers, plovers, herons, egrets, ibis, spoonbills, ducks and much more. Last year this Sunday trip saw a Great Blue Heron catch, kill and swallow whole a full grown Clapper Rail. What an experience! We think you’ll also enjoy our Shorebirds Identification…

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April 8 @ 7:15 am - 11:15 am

Participants will travel to Galveston Island West End shorebird hot spots to bird the freshwater ponds, coastal marshes and bay waters. These areas provide habitat for Clapper Rails, Black-necked Stilts, Common Loons, diving ducks and “peeps.” There’s excellent viewing of American Oystercatchers, Dunlins, Ruddy Turnstones, dowitchers, gulls and terns that gather on the private piers on Sportsman Road. At the far end of the Island, the San Luis Pass mudflats and marshes provide close-up viewing of American Avocet, American White…

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April 8 @ 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm

This field trip is one of our best kept secrets! Participants in the past have been surprised at the variety of birds seen on this outing. The Texas City Dike projects approximately 5 miles into East Galveston Bay, almost to Pelican Island. The newly built recreational area along the dike is an excellent vantage point to see birds that prefer a true marine environment. Along the drive to the dike you will stop and bird at private property that has…

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April 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:15 pm

This field trip is one of our best kept secrets! Participants in the past have been surprised at the variety of birds seen on this outing. The Texas City Dike projects approximately 5 miles into East Galveston Bay, almost to Pelican Island. The newly built recreational area along the dike is an excellent vantage point to see birds that prefer a true marine environment. Along the drive to the dike you will stop and bird at private property that has…

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