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PORT ARANSAS, TEXAS

Spring Coastal Migration

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Program #20919RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
South Texas is a region like no other, hosting over 510 species of at least 650 known species to breed in the U.S. and Canada. Expert naturalists lead birders through multiple habitats of wetlands, shoreline, estuary, and brush, all located within two great migratory flyways. Marvel at endangered Whooping Cranes, cormorants, Green Jays, kiskadees, Olive Sparrows, Vermilion Flycatchers, caracara, numerous hawks, countless shore birds, and much more. Novice to veteran birders will enjoy birding at its finest.


Highlights

• Experience a wealth of birds and wildlife at the legendary King Ranch known for its array of green jays, vermillion flycatchers, and kiskadees.
• Search for new species to add to your life list as you explore the Port Aransas region, including the renowned Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center and Paradise Pond.
• Cruise along the Aransas and Copano Bays to see a myriad of wading birds and shorebirds.

Program Notes

So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

Activity Notes

Walking a minimum of 1.5 miles a day. In the field 5-6 hours a day. Driving up to two hours; getting in/out of large vans.

Date Notes
4/19/2015
The April `Spring Migration` program is based in Port Aransas. The Whooping Cranes will be gone from their wintering habitat in April, we are including in its place a Rookery tour. Expect to see nesting herons,spoonbills, terns and others.

Coordinated by University of Texas Marine Science Institute.


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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips

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