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April 16 @ 6:30 am - April 17 @ 3:00 pm

Two ecosystems converge in the Beaumont area, the Pineywoods, so called because of the abundant pine trees that are the dominant tree species for the region and the Coastal Marshes, both fresh and brackish marshes along the Gulf Coast. This combination of a variety of habitat results in some excellent spring birding. With the arrival of neotropical migrants, perhaps a rare or uncommon bird or two, a few habitat restricted birds and you have two exciting days to look forward to!

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April 16 @ 6:30 am - April 17 @ 12:00 pm

This FeatherFest photography field trip is always one of the first to sell out. Join Larry Ditto for a special pre-festival photo trip to a colonial bird rookery near Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near Rockport/Fulton, Texas.

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6:00 am
April 17 @ 6:00 am - 9:30 am

Bolivar Flats on the Bolivar Peninsula offers unique bird photography opportunities with its shallow water and exposed sand bars. Tim will take a small group of photographers out to Bolivar Flats to demonstrate the techniques he routinely uses to capture images of shorebirds down low at their own eye level. Participants will use a ground...

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7:30 am
April 17 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am

We visit two sites within the City of Pearland to observe how one city’s mission, “To protect, manage, and enhance the City’s natural resources, provide citizens with outdoor recreation opportunities, and to further the public’s understanding and appreciation of its natural resources through education and hands-on experiences”, has been taken to the next level. From...

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8:00 am
April 17 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

For over forty years Armand Bayou Nature Center has been a leader in habitat restoration. Join us for a behind the scenes adventure of their wildlife treasures. This tour will deepen your appreciation for the richness of life that exists right here next to the fourth largest city in the country.

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April 17 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Follett’s Island is just across the San Luis Pass toll bridge from Galveston Island, yet few people are familiar with its name. This pre-festival trip will introduce you to the importance of this ecologically sensitive and narrow barrier island as we explore some of the best birding hotspots along the Bluewater Highway. We’ll begin at...

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1:30 pm
April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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 opportunity, located in Houston’s backyard.

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4:00 pm
April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

After this field trip, you will wonder why you waited so long to start photographing birds on the wing! The rookery at Smith Oaks offers endless opportunities for bird in flight photography. Kathy Adams Clark will instruct and guide participants in the following topics with the goal of helping to simplifying the process of photographing...

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