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Chuck Davis

chuck-davisChuck retired from La Porte ISD where he worked as Director of Internet Applications and Library Services. Prior to that, he was a biology teacher and Planetarium Director.

He graduated from LSU in Forestry and Wildlife Management, and later from Texas A&M in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. He studied the effects of intensive hunting pressure on gray and fox squirrel reproduction for his master’s thesis at Texas A&M. After leaving Texas A&M he worked for an ecological research firm in Bryan, Texas with projects in Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, and coastal Texas. His interest in birds developed from duck hunting trips with his dad In Louisiana and after taking an ornithology course at LSU.

Chuck enjoys working with children and currently mentors a class of 3 and 4 year olds in Head Start and serves on the Board of Directors of the La Porte ISD Educational Foundation. He also serves on the boards of the Texas Ornithological Society and the Friends of Anahuac Refuge.

Upcoming Events

April 2017
April 5 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Lagow Ranch is located between the main unit and East unit of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. It is a working ranch with rice fields, plowed fields, pasture land, brackish marsh and a fresh water reservoir. This private property has been maintained for many years to provide excellent habitat for wildlife. In the winter, waterfowl abound and there should be some of them left in the spring. The reservoir has large patches of open water and Sea Cane which attracts…

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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 @ 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 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Back by popular demand, our FledglingFest events are designed specifically for children and their grown-ups! In a classroom setting, your group will explore birds and birding, an outdoor activity that can be done by adults and children alike and together – anywhere, anytime, and at virtually no cost. Learn why the Galveston area is one of the best in the USA to see a wide variety of birds. Discover together: What “birding” really is Bird identification techniques Places nearby to…

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April 8 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Hop on board for a birding field trip by bus on Galveston Island! Your leaders will introduce you to the fun and exciting world of birding while taking you to some of the best birding spots on Galveston Island to help you look for and identify birds.

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April 9 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

More birding for kiddos and their grown-ups! On this field trip, participants will learn how to identify more species and learn the basics of doing a bird survey such as Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count or one of the several monthly bird counts in the Galveston/Houston Area.

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