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Bird Surveys

Seabrook Bird Survey

Leader: Stennie Meadours

Address: 605 Pine Gully Rd, Seabrook, TX 77586

Upcoming Survey: Saturday, March 2, starting at 9 AM

Meeting Time: 9:00 AM. We meet at picnic tables across from the fishing pier. A Seabrook Bird Survey sign will be posted at the picnic tables across from the fishing pier where parking is also available. Note that parking is free for residents of Seabrook as well as for those participating in the count.
 

Latest Report: February 2, 2019

Four birders, Penny Bessire, Jackie Farrell, Natalie Stephens, and Jane Lindsey joined me for the Houston Audubon Monthly Bird Survey at Pine Gully Park, Seabrook. Despite very foggy conditions we tallied 49 species, including a Belted Kingfisher I saw when alone and made a separate eBird entry. Big thanks to all who participated and to Jackie Ferrall for entering our sightings into eBird, noticing the American Oystercatchers we saw were "Rare" for Pine Gully Park, then was able to  photo the pair in flight for documentation and adding one more species to the Pine Gully Park "Hotspot" eBird checklist! Also, Jackie's photo of a wren we did not get good looks at proved to be a Sedge Wren!

We had a great time and look forward to the next month's survey, 9:00 am - 12:00, Saturday, March 2, 2019.

--- Stennie Meadours 

Pine Gully Park

Pine Gully Park offers a variety of habitats including shoreline, marsh, small prairie, and riparian forest.  Well-maintained trails meander through the Park where 50 species (and counting!) have been observed. A Rock Wren on a recent CBC excited crowds and stood out as an unusual observance. Pine Gully Park is also part of the Upper Texas Coast Birding Trail. The City of Seabrook Parks and Recreation Department supports birding activities, and the Open Space and Trails Committee is an active partner is establishing this exciting new bird survey.

Pine Gully Park is  UTC 079 on the Upper Texas Coast Birding Trail and an eBird hotspot with 186 species reported to eBird prior to the first survey in December. Two new species, a Greater White-Fronted Goose and Bald Eagle were added to eBird sightings after the December 2018 survey. In January 50 species were found, including Common Loon and Marsh Wren.

The survey is held on the first Saturday of the month. Stennie can be contacted at stenmead@aol.com or 512-799-0127.

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