Monthly Archives: April 2011

Boot Springs

I suppose at some point in a man’s life there will be a personal demon that he must face.  An obstacle that conjures up fear but must be confronted to move forward.   Since the beginning of the year, I’ve know … Continue reading

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Christmas Mountains Oasis

Nestled in the Christmas Mountains just west of Big Bend National Park is an oasis created by Carolyn Ohl. Water, food and shelter always equal birds in the desert and boy does Carolyn Ohl have birds.  Six species of sparrows … Continue reading

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Travel Day

Well slap me in the face and kick me out of my doldrum!  The last three days I’ve been moving like an old fart waiting for his renewed AARP card.   Sloooowwwww! Yes, I did get Black-capped Vireo and Golden-cheeked … Continue reading

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Black-capped Vireo

This morning I set out to add the Federally Endangered Black-capped Vireo to my life list.  Only once before have I seen this species and that was in Big Bend NP.  My destination was the Kerr Wildlife Management Area, north … Continue reading

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The Texas Hill Country

If you’re a birder, it’s likely that you’ll make the pilgrimage to the Texas Hill Country at sometime in your life.  It’s an inviting country with clear flowing rivers, rolling hills mile after mile of oaks, and plenty of birds.  … Continue reading

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The Yellow Rail Walk

One of the April events that I always look forward to when in East Texas is the Yellow Rail Walk at Anahuac NWR, led by David Sarkosi. Actually as you can see in this picture, it’s more of a “happining” … Continue reading

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Blessed in Texas

The last two days on the Upper Texas Coast have gone well considering that the winds have been out of the south and the warbler numbers are way down from our trip last year.  In some ways I feel blessed. … Continue reading

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The Big Thicket

The alarm went off at 4:15 AM in the morning.  This was a couple of hours short of waking up chipper.  For a moment I didn’t know where I was, what I was doing.  Then I groggily recollected that Bill … Continue reading

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Cameron Parish, Louisiana

Yesterday Bill and I birded Cameron Parish, LA.  This is a great place to bird with it’s own migrant traps.  Just as many birds but a whole lot less people than Texas.  We started here first because Jon Dunn suggested … Continue reading

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Spring Migration on the Texas Coast

Spring Migration in Texas.  It simply doesn’t get any better than this.  Waves of warblers, flycatchers, thrushes, vireos and others all flying north from the Yucatan Peninsula over the Gulf of Mexico anxious to reach the Texas coast.  Dazzling colors … Continue reading

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