Spring Migration Birding Field Trip

Join us for our guided birding road trip during the 2024 spring migration. We’re hoping to see as many as 100 species of birds each trip, from waders and shorebirds to a wide variety of neotropical migrants! This trip is perfect for beginning and advanced birders alike.

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Monday, April 22

Join Mary Ann Beauchemin and Cin-Ty Lee for a day-long trip along the upper Texas coast to experience the spectacles of spring migration.  We will begin from the Bolivar Peninsula and work our way to High Island, ending the day at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.

On the Bolivar Peninsula, migrating songbirds may be flitting between the clumps of trees while thousands of shorebirds in breeding plumage will be amassing on the mudflats. We will spend the afternoon at High Island, watching transgulf songbird migrants arrive. The day will end with an auto-tour of Anahuac in search of late waterfowl, shorebirds and more songbirds.

This trip is good for beginners and advanced birders as there will be something for everyone.

  • Adults and families with children ages 7 and up, (but remember this is a long day.)
  • 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.

Additional trip details, including meeting points and times, will be emailed to all registered participants.

Advance registration required. 


Cost: $75 member / $95 non-member

Note: entrance to High Island requires an $10/person Sanctuary Day Pass OR is free with Audubon Sanctuaries Season Pass.

Meet Your Birding Guides

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.



Mary Ann Beauchemin is the recently retired Senior Naturalist at the Nature Discovery Center where she has taught classes, camps and workshops for children, adults and teachers, as well as leading bird and nature walks for over 30 years. She also volunteers for the Houston Audubon Society leading the Willow Waterhole Bird Survey and the Native Plant Society of Houston working with their Native Landscaping for Birds classes.