Spring Coastal Migration
For birders there’s nowhere better than South Texas for the spring migration. Join us and see endangered Whooping Cranes, Pygmy Owls, shorebirds and many more on this birding adventure.
Program No. 20919RJ
6 days
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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
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking a minimum of 1.5 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
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Nan Dietert
Nan Dietert is a skilled sculpturist, but she freely admits her “magnificent obsession” is birding — influenced by the remarkable variety of birds that live, winter, and migrate through the coastal bend and South Texas. Nan and husband Lyndon run a private guide service in Port Aransas, and they have offered their birding expertise on a river boat in Port Aransas during the Whooping Crane Festival, as well as on the intercoastal canal between Port Isabel and New Orleans.
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