Fall Migration Coastal Birding Trips

NDC Board Member and expert birder Cin-Ty Lee is generously guiding several fall migration field trips to the upper Texas coast for our members and for other interested birders from the community. Cin-Ty is offering these trips as a fundraiser for the Nature Discovery Center. All proceeds from the trip will be used to support our nature education programs. Retired Senior NDC Naturalist, and also an expert birder herself, Mary Ann Beauchemin will be joining Cin-Ty to help lead these outings.

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Meeting time: 7:45 am

Meeting locations: We will meet at or near the field trip sites. Exact meeting locations details will be sent to registered participants in advance.

Age Range: Adults and families with children ages 7 and up. Every person who attends will need to register and pay for a spot.  Children pay the full price for registration, and must be accompanied by a registered adult in order to participate. These trips will be perfect for both advanced and beginning birders.

Cost: members $80/person; non-members $100/person

Registration: Advance registration is required for all attendees.

Program Size Limit: 20 people

Bring: bug spray, binoculars, snacks and a lunch


September 17, 2022 – Fall Migration Along the Texas Coast

Join Cin-Ty Lee in search of fall migrants along the Texas coast. We will visit Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary in search of migrating songbirds, where we will work on identifying flycatchers and immature warblers. Afterwards, we will explore coastal wetlands for migrating shorebirds. Mid-September is the time for encountering unusual vagrants.

Register Now for the September Trip


October 15, 2022 –

Shorebirding Along the Texas Coast

If you ever wanted to learn the art of shorebird identification, join us on a day long excursion to the upper Texas coast. We will meet at Audubon’s Bolivar Flats bird sanctuary and work our way up the coast and end the day at Anahuac NWR. On this trip, Cin-Ty Lee will teach the basics of finding and identifying shorebirds, gulls and terns. Depending on weather conditions, we may also stop by High Island to search for migrating songbirds.

Register Now for the October Trip


Meet Your Birding Guide

Cin-Ty Lee is a professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University, where he teaches a wide variety of courses ranging from geology to bird biology. He spends much of his spare time studying, photographing and painting birds and other wildlife. He has written numerous articles on bird identification, focusing on some of the more difficult bird groups, such as loons, immature orioles, pewees, pipits, dowitchers, and recently, Empidonax flycatchers.