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Spring Migration Field Trip for Seniors

Our annual Spring Migration Field Trip to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and High Island is open to Senior Members (ages 50+) of the Nature Discovery Center. Senior Staff Naturalist Mary Ann Beauchemin and her experienced volunteers help participants locate and identify migrant and nesting birds during a full day of birding. When: Friday, April 26 from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm Membership required

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This is a great time to look for many species of warblers, vireos, buntings, orioles, and other migrant birds.

Cost: $8/person for Audubon Sanctuary Day Pass OR free with Audubon Sanctuaries Season Pass ($30). You must pay this fee or bring/buy your Season’s Pass the day of the trip.

Advance registration required. This trip is FULL and on a Wait List status. CLICK HERE to join the wait list.

We highly encourage you to join the wait list (through the register link) once the trip is sold out. Cancellations do happen.

2019 Trip Date: Friday, April 26

Meeting / Parking Place: The bus will depart at 7:30 am from Evergreen Pool parking lot, on Evergreen Street at Newcastle in Bellaire, across from Russ Pitman Park and return by 7:30 pm.

  • When registering, please enter the name and number of an emergency contact person who will not be on the trip – this is a Harris Co. requirement.
  • Although there is no bathroom in the county bus, we will make bathroom stops along the way.
  • The Nature Discovery Center will provide water. Bring your own coffee, snacks, lunch, insect repellent, binoculars, and field guides.
  • Rain will bring down more birds for us to look at, so this trip will go regardless of the weather. Dress and be prepared accordingly.
  • Donations to the Nature Discovery Center for water and staff time to organize and lead this trip are always appreciated.
  • Our thanks to Commissioner Steve Radack and Harris County, Precinct 3, for providing this bus service for seniors. The bus makes a great observation platform while birding Shoveler Pond and the roadside canals of Anahuac NWR.