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Coastal Bird Walks

Walking on Bolivar Flats
Walking on Bolivar Flats

Bolivar Beach Rambles

Note: The ramble scheduled in May has been canceled. Please join us on June 2 for our next ramble.

Come explore Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary and see what the forces of nature have left for us on the beach and in the wrack lines with Sanctuaries Manager Pete Deichmann. You’ll walk along the beach and out onto the flats discovering the diversity of life along the gulf coast. It’s a perfect opportunity for a family day trip. Ride the Galveston ferry, see dolphins, birds, shellfish and learn about coastal ecosystems. This program is FREE, suitable for all ages and runs on the first Saturday of each month. No preregistration required. We meet at 10:00 AM at the vehicular barrier. Take TX-87 to Rettilon Rd. Turn right at the beach and travel 3/4 mile. Hope to see you there!

Parking: Parking stickers are REQUIRED for all vehicles to park on Bolivar beaches. They can be purchased locally for $10. A list of vendors can be found above.


High Island and Bolivar Peninsula Spring Birding Walks

The Tropical Birding guides will lead three bird walks a day, five days a week (every day except Tuesday and Wednesday) in our High Island sanctuaries and surrounding hotspots. The walks begin on Friday, April 6 and end on Monday, April 30. The 8:30 AM walk is at Boy Scout Woods. The Noon shorebird walk meets at the gate for Boy Scout Woods and visits various sites for shorebirds and other coastal birds. The 4:00 walk starts at the Old Mexico Rd parking lot at Smith Oaks and searches for warblers in the woods followed by a quick circuit of the Rookery. They post reports about their walks on their Birding High Island website.


Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary

4th Saturday Bird Walks

Join us for a free bird walk at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, September through May on the 4th Saturday of the month. Bird walks last 1 hour. Birders can arrive and leave as their schedules require. Novices are welcome! Please note that in November and December, we'll meet on the third Saturday.
Meet at the Edith Moore Cabin at 8:00 AM.
Park at the Memorial Methodist Church Lot (12995 Memorial) on the eastern boundary of the sanctuary.
Leaders: Bethany Foshee, Edith Moore Sanctuary Manager, and Paul Fagala of Wild Birds Unlimited (14032 Memorial Drive).

4th Saturday Nature Walks

Join us for a free nature walk at Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, September through May on the 4th Saturday of the month. Please note that in November and December, we'll meet on the third Saturday.
Meet at the Edith Moore Cabin at 2 PM. 


Spring Bird Walks

Join us for a free bird walk at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary during spring migration. In 2018, walks are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Birders can arrive and leave as their schedules require. Novices are welcome! Park at the Memorial Methodist Church Lot (12995 Memorial) on the eastern boundary of the sanctuary.

Wednesday Walks: April 4 through May 9
Leaders: Bethany Foshee, Edith Moore Sanctuary Manager; Richard Gibbons, Conservation Director; and volunteers. Meet at the Log Cabin at 8:00 AM. Walks last approximately 1 hour.

Saturday Walks: April 14 through May 12
Leader: Paul Fagala of Wild Birds Unlimited (14032 Memorial Drive). He and his assistants Barbara and Jade will lead Saturday morning bird walks weekly. Meet at the Log Cabin at 8:00 AM. Walks last 1-2 hours. 

 

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