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Glenn Olsen

OlsenGlenn leads natural history and birding tours with GOBirding Ecotours and teaches bird identification, gardening for birds and butterflies, and nature related classes through Rice University’s Continuing Studies Department, Houston Audubon, Katy Prairie Conservancy, and the Texas Master Naturalist program.

He has served on the Houston Audubon Board as Vice President of Education and is a co-founder of the Wildscapes Workshop of the Native Plant Society of Texas where he served as president.

Glenn leads trips and conducts programs for many organizations and at birding and nature festivals. He has led trips to such exotic locales as the Andes of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Rainforest, Costa Rica and the hottest birding locations in the U.S.

Contact Glenn at h.glenn.olsen@gmail.com or 832.517.2478.

Upcoming Events

April 2017
April 4 @ 6:30 am - April 5 @ 3:00 pm

The East Texas ecosystem is often referred to as the Pineywoods because of the abundant pine trees that are the dominant tree species for the region. To stand beneath these majestic trees and soak in their quiet beauty is a glorious experience. Toss in some excellent birding for neotropical migrants, a couple of rare birds, a few habitat restricted birds and you have an exciting day to look forward to! (see complete trip description below) MONDAY - APRIL 3 -…

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April 6 @ 6:30 am - 3:00 pm

Guests will explore various habitats on the peninsula, e.g., sand flats, grassy prairies, jetties, tidal sloughs, wooded lots, and Fort Travis. The Bolivar sand flats area is known as one of the finest migratory locations in North America for shorebirds, terns, herons, egrets and other water birds. It is a designated habitat for the protection of the endangered wintering Piping Plover. Targets: Expect to see at least 80 – 100 species! For example: 5 species of plovers, 7 species of…

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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 @ 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 10 @ 6:30 am - 5:00 pm

We will begin this spring migration adventure with birding guide Glenn Olsen at the Texas Ornithological Society's (TOS) Sabine Woods Sanctuary and bird our way to McFaddin Wildlife Refuge. Along the way, we'll also visit Sea Rim State Park. Throughout this field trip, we will see a wonderful diversity of habitat and bird species.

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