Join Clayton Leopold on a guided tour of the birds of Moody Gardens. This unique combination field trip will include a guided tour through the canopy level of the Tropical Rainforest exhibit as well as a viewing of the Penguins in the Aquarium Pyramid. You will learn everything you wanted to know about how our Life Science and Exhibit Operations team manages a diverse collection of tropical species within the Rainforest biome as well as the 7 species of penguins within the Aquarium.
You then step outside to the birdiest areas of the 240-acre Moody Gardens complex showcasing a diverse array of habitat and species variety. Offats Bayou, oak motts, and retention ponds provide looks at native as well as late wintering and early migrating shorebirds, herons, egrets, grebes, rails, and warblers. There is also a good chance to observe osprey fishing from the platform bordering the bayou.
Bring: water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray