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David Hanson

David Hanson

David graduated from Stephen F Austin University in 1974 with a degree in Wildlife Biology and a minor in Forestry. He has been in the outdoors his whole life including being a waterfowl hunting guide for 15 years but started birding seriously only about 8 years ago. He has been the birding program leader for Galveston FeatherFest for three years now and has also led the bird counts at the Baytown Nature Center for four years. He is co-compiler for the Old River Christmas Bird Count and participates in several other Christmas Bird Counts each year. He currently serves on the Friends of Anahuac Refuge (FOAR) board of directors.

Upcoming Events

April 2017
April 4 @ 4:00 pm - April 5 @ 4:30 pm

This trip will start Tuesday at 4:00 pm with light birding around the lodge area followed by dinner and an overnight stay at the famous Oyster Bayou Hunting Club Lodge. Following breakfast on Wednesday morning, you will caravan to the Historic Lagow Ranch for a buggy ride and nice easy walking around their fresh water reservoir. You will then return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch and a short rest, we will drive back to the Lagow Ranch and…

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April 6 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

The group will travel by bus to the Nature Conservancy’s Texas City Prairie Preserve. This 2,300 acre preserve offers a combination of grassland, wetland, and coastal habitats where a diversity of birds can be seen in one trip. The large dike that protects Texas City is one of the boundaries of this property where pipits and other grassland birds are frequently seen. Various species of ducks, gulls, herons, egrets, terns, raptors, shorebirds, and flycatchers can also be viewed at the…

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April 7 @ 6:30 am - 3:30 pm

Boy Scout Woods, Smith Oaks, The Rookery, and more! High Island is the surface expression of a salt dome on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Due to its elevation above the saltwater table, it supports wooded habitat that supplies food, water and places to rest for tired trans-Gulf migrants. The Houston Audubon Society has two large sanctuaries in the area - Boy Scout Woods and Smith Oaks, which are known worldwide for their spectacular variety of…

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April 8 @ 6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join birding expert, Kevin Karlson (a FeatherFest favorite), and his logistics team to engage in this fast-paced, fun competition to top birding sites on Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula. Kevin's Team is one of two teams competing to identify the most species of birds on this one day adventure. The second team will be led by Greg Miller.

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

Join Kevin Karlson on this relaxed field trip on Galveston Island to finish up your FeatherFest experience. Kevin will look for and identify everything from peeps, shorebirds, songbirds, gulls, and terns, to early raptors. Kevin will take you to local hot spots big and small to look for birds of all kinds. Destinations will be determined by what's been seen where during the festival weekend.      

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