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Allen Hardee

HardeeAllen Hardee has been an avid birder in the Galveston Bay area for over thirty years. For fifteen years he was the Wildlife Team Leader for an industrial site on the mainland side of the bay that controlled over six thousand acres. Under his leadership the Wildlife Team, in partnership with the Texas Master Naturalists, hosted field trips that taught hundreds of Angleton area school children about nature, especially as it is found in the coastal prairie ecosystem surrounding Galveston Bay. Today, he is one of the Wildlife Team Leaders at the Marathon Refinery in Texas City. Allen’s favorite educational activity is teaching children about birds and introducing the joy of birding to children and adults. Today Allen lives and works in the Texas City area. He spends most of his free time birding the areas between the Texas City Dike and the west end of Galveston Island.

Upcoming Events

April 2023
April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is your opportunity to explore “the other side” of Galveston Bay. We head over the causeway bridge to explore birding areas on the Mainland side of Galveston Bay in the Tiki Island, Texas City, and La Marque areas. One of our best kept secrets and most under explored areas, participants will be surprised at the number and variety of birds seen on this outing. Birding locations may include some privately-owned land with fresh water ponds that provide easy observation of migrating shorebirds and ducks. American Golden Plover, Upland Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, and Wilson’s Phalarope are often seen at this location during migration.

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April 21 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Are you having trouble identifying plovers, terns, gulls, peeps and other shorebirds? Help is on the way! Local birding guide and FeatherFest favorite, Allen Hardee, will share some basic field ID approaches and specialty tips for identifying the shorebirds of Galveston Island. To enhance your experience with this workshop, sign up for the Shorebirds, Gulls & Terns on Galveston Island Field Trip also on Friday.

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April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Galveston Island has all the habitats associated with a barrier island – beach, uplands, fresh water ponds, brackish lagoons and wetlands. Join local father and son team, Allen and Michael Hardee, on this “birdy” trip as you learn to identify Black Skimmers, gulls, terns, sandpipers, plovers, herons, egrets, ibis, spoonbills, ducks and much more.

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April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is your opportunity to explore “the other side” of Galveston Bay. We head over the causeway bridge to explore birding areas on the Mainland side of Galveston Bay in the Tiki Island, Texas City, and La Marque areas. One of our best kept secrets and most under explored areas, participants will be surprised at the number and variety of birds seen on this outing. Birding locations may include some privately-owned land with fresh water ponds that provide easy observation…

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April 23 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

This is your opportunity to explore “the other side” of Galveston Bay. We head over the causeway bridge to explore birding areas on the Mainland side of Galveston Bay in the Tiki Island, Texas City, and La Marque areas. One of our best kept secrets and most under explored areas, participants will be surprised at the number and variety of birds seen on this outing. Birding locations may include some privately-owned land with fresh water ponds that provide easy observation…

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