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Chuck Davis

chuck-davisChuck retired from La Porte ISD where he worked as Director of Internet Applications and Library Services. Prior to that, he was a biology teacher and Planetarium Director.

He graduated from LSU in Forestry and Wildlife Management, and later from Texas A&M in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. He studied the effects of intensive hunting pressure on gray and fox squirrel reproduction for his master’s thesis at Texas A&M. After leaving Texas A&M he worked for an ecological research firm in Bryan, Texas with projects in Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, and coastal Texas. His interest in birds developed from duck hunting trips with his dad In Louisiana and after taking an ornithology course at LSU.

Chuck enjoys working with children and currently mentors a class of 3 and 4 year olds in Head Start and serves on the Board of Directors of the La Porte ISD Educational Foundation. He also serves on the board of the Friends of Anahuac Refuge.

Upcoming Events

April 2020
April 15 @ 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 16 @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dust off and brush up your warbler eye! Learn key concepts and techniques to improve your power of observation and sharpen your identification skills. We present slides of warblers that migrate through our area and explain ways of identifying these colorful birds. After a one-hour primer, we take a bus to Laffite’s cove. We’ve timed this trip to coincide with the afternoon arrival of migrating birds. Laffite’s cove is one of the best places on the island to see excellent…

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

Bird Galveston Island with one of the world's most famous birders! In 1998, Greg zig-zagged 130,000 miles across the USA hoping to reach at least 700 species of birds in one calendar year. His effort was chronicled in Mark Obmascik's novel, The Big Year, which later became a movie. You'll see the great diversity of the Island as Greg leads you to all of the birding hot spots - East Beach, Corps Woods, Laffites Cove, Sportsman Road, San Luis Pass…

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April 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Our first FledglingFest event of the day will be by boat! Board the Seagull II to explore the waters of the Galveston Harbor and Bay searching for dolphins and birds. What could be more fun?

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April 18 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Take a tour from Beach to Bay exploring nature and looking for birds with Sibley O’Haver and her dad Kyle. This is an adventure for kiddos and their grown ups. We will caravan to three locations in the State Park and walk around discovering all nature has to offer.

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April 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:45 am

More birding for kiddos and their grown-ups! On this field trip, participants will learn how to identify more species and learn the basics of doing a bird survey such as Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count or one of the several monthly bird counts in the Galveston/Houston Area.

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