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Gay York


A resident of LaPorte, Texas on Galveston Bay since 1979, Gay grew up in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of northwestern Pennsylvania. A great love and appreciation of the outdoors has made her a life long bird enthusiast. Gay participates in the HAS Christmas Bird Count each year at Armand Bayou Nature Center. Her favorite birding vacation spot is Belize.

Upcoming Events

April 2018
April 21 @ 6:45 am - 11:45 am

The group will travel by bus to the Nature Conservancy’s Texas City Prairie Preserve. This preserve is 2,303 acres of coastal prairie at the intersection of urban expanse and rural beauty. The coastal grasslands found here are vital to the natural resilience of the Gulf Coast—prairies and marshlands act as a natural buffer during storms and hurricanes, absorbing and dispersing water from storm surges and floods. The sponge-like qualities of the prairie are also important for filtering the freshwater that…

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April 22 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

The spectacle of a water bird nesting rookery is a birder “must see.” North Deer Island has 1.7 miles of protected shoreline which supports nesting habitat for the threatened Reddish Egret and 16 other bird species. Rookeries dot the Texas Gulf coast. Among the best in Texas is 144-acre North Deer Island shared by nesting herons, egrets, ibis, cormorants, shorebirds and seabirds. You’ll witness the sight, sounds and smells of thousands of Brown pelican (approximately 40% of TX coastal nesters),…

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