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Laurissa Noack

noackLaurissa fell in love with birding while completing estuarine field research at Texas A&M University Galveston. She grew up in the Texas Panhandle exploring the flora and fauna of national and Texas state parks on family vacations. Over the past 7 years, she has birded the Texas Gulf coast extensively, competed in the Great Teas Birding Classic, and led TAMUG students on birding field trips for courses.

Upcoming Events

April 2018
April 20 @ 10:45 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop and field trip is for beginning birders learning the fundamentals and those wanting to brush up on their birding skills. You will spend the first hour and 15 minutes in a workshop learning how to get started and improve birding skills, techniques, and confidence. Topics include: birding practices, optics selection and use, field guides, bird identification considerations and techniques, field notebooks, birding etiquette and ethics, and common birds of Galveston Island. Emphasis will be placed on the field…

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April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This field trip searches for the spring songbird richness found on West Galveston Island, with a special emphasis on warblers, vireos, tanagers, orioles, grosbeaks and buntings. Guests will walk through Lafitte’s Cove Nature Preserve, Galveston’s crown jewel for migrating songbirds. Several species of vireos and warblers were seen in the oak mott last spring. Freshwater ponds at the entrance to the preserve provide up-close views of migrating shorebirds, ducks, both species of dowitchers and yellowlegs, Solitary, and Pectoral Sandpipers, Marsh…

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