20919
Texas

Birding Adventure: The Central Texas Coast to the King Ranch

For birders, there’s nowhere like South Texas. See endangered Whooping Cranes, Green Jays, Crested Caracara, numerous shorebirds and more on this birding journey.
Program No. 20919RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Walking a minimum of 1 plus miles a day at stop/start intervals throughout the day. In the field 8-9 hours a day. Driving up to two hours; getting in/out of large vans. Port Aransas, TX elevation 6 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
Featured Expert
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Maureen Tulip
Maureen has been interested in birds for quite some time, but her interests were sparked to a higher level after attending a Road Scholar birding program in South Texas. The birds of South Texas have fascinated her and she now spends much of her free time researching these birds and their behavior. Maureen, a former driving instructor from Michigan, plans to be like the birds and migrate south in the winter.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Maureen Tulip
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Tom Langschied
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