Two of the most iconic birds in North America visit Armand Bayou every winter and spring. The American Bald Eagle and Osprey spend November through April hunting and fishing the productive waters of the bayou. Once threatened by the use of pesticides, the recovery of these species is a great testament to the value of clean water and habitat preservation. This is an incredible viewing and photographic opportunity to be located in Houston’s own backyard.
We’ll begin our experience with a short discussion of the life history and ecology of these remarkable species. Next we’ll take a bayou tour onboard the Bayou Ranger II pontoon boat for some of the best photographic opportunities on the Texas coast. Osprey are fish eating birds which put on a spectacular show as they dive into the water from significant heights. Few of us forget such an aerial display or the chance to see an eagle in the wild.
Gear Needed: DSLR, mirrorless or other camera with the ability to change shutter speeds and f stops. Lens in the 300mm to 600mm range for birds. Wide angle lens for waterscapes and other photos. Two cameras might be helpful on this trip.
Bring: water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray
This is a meet-at-site trip. Driving directions will be emailed prior to the trip.