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Senior Bus Trip to Bolivar

Senior Bus Trip to Bolivar

The Senior Bus Trip was a really wonderful excursion on Monday, August 26, 2019. We departed Houston early in the morning and enjoyed our first stop at Buc-ee’s. Buc-ee’s is always an important stop for a number of reasons. We then headed south for the Bolivar Ferry and enjoyed numerous dolphins and Magnificent Frigatebirds during the float across the bay. We met Pete Deichmann at the flats and enjoyed thousands of birds at the sanctuary. We then made stops at the North Jetty, Frenchtown Road and Fort Travis. There were lots of birds to enjoy at each location. 

Photo gallery of the bus trip to Bolivar.

Bolivar-Galveston Ferry
Aug 26, 2019
9:58 AM
Stationary
10 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

46 Laughing Gull
1 Least Tern
2 Magnificent Frigatebird
1 Brown Booby -- Photo taken
6 Brown Pelican
5 Great-tailed Grackle

Fort Travis Seashore Park
Aug 26, 2019
12:43 PM
Traveling
0.48 miles
11 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

2 Black-necked Stilt
3 Black-bellied Plover
1 Killdeer
3 Long-billed Curlew
12 Marbled Godwit
8 Laughing Gull
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Little Blue Heron
1 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
4 White Ibis
5 European Starling

Number of Taxa: 11

Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary--17th Str. Jetty, Galveston, Texas, US Aug 26, 2019 12:02 PM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.149 mile(s)
4 species

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)  45
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)  2
Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger)  1
Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)  12

Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary, Galveston, Texas, US
Aug 26, 2019 10:06 AM - 11:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.552 mile(s)
29 species

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)  5
Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus)  3
Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia)  1
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)  3
Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus)  3
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)  3
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)  6
Sanderling (Calidris alba)  4
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)  1
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri)  8
Willet (Tringa semipalmata)  5
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  6
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  1
Least Tern (Sternula antillarum)  125
Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)  1
Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)  40
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)  1
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)  6
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Great Egret (Ardea alba)  4
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)  1
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)  1
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)  10
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)  1
White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)  1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway)  2
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59359473

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