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Jan 3, 2017 - Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

We drove to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, about 80 miles from Dayton. Over the past 7 1/2 years we have enjoyed seeing wildlife, especially birds. There are so many, we definitely are not experts, we really only know a few of the variety; however, it is really a great time going to the bird habituates and taking photos. Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is a 34,000-acre haven for wildlife is located on the upper Texas gulf coast. The meandering bayous of Anahuac NWR cut through ancient floodplains creating expanses of coastal marsh and...

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May 1, 2015 - Last day at Anahuac

Date: May 1, 2015 Weather: mostly sunny Temperature: start 62º High 84º Wildlife count: Gator, turtle Year List: 286; Life List: 503 Birds: Least Bittern, Marsh Wren, Tri-colored Heron, American Bittern, Eastern Meadowlark, Savannah Sparrow, White-faced Ibis, Boat-tailed & Great-tailed Grackles, Mourning Dove, Red-winged Blackbird, Mottled Duck, Green Heron, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Eastern Kingbird, King Rail with chicks, Willet, Pied-billed Grebe, Fulvous & Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Barn & Tree Swallows, Snowy & Great Egret,...

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Apr 30, 2015 - Work at the VC

Date: April 30, 2015 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 53º High 80º Wildlife count: Gator Year List: 285 Birds: Little Blue Heron, Loggerhead Shrike, Green Heron, Barn & Tree Swallows, Cattle Egret, Mourning Dove, Northern Mockingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Great Egret, Belted Kingfisher, Killdeer, American Coot, Common & Purple Gallinule, Marsh Wren, Boat-tailed & Great-tailed Grackle, Eastern Kingbird, Savannah Sparrow, Neotropic Cormorant, Tri-colored Heron, Black-bellied & Fulvous Whistling Ducks, White & White-faced Ibis, Gadwall,...

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Apr 29, 2015 - Anahuac First Grade

Date: April 29, 2015 Weather: sunny! Temperature: start 62º High 76º Wildlife count: Gator Year List: 284 Birds: Orchard Oriole, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Pied-billed Grebe This morning was the environmental education day for Anahuac schools first grade. What fun. My class was a Habitat Relay and the kids loved it! John opened the VIS. Once the kids were gone, things were rather quiet, so we had time to take walks in the Butterfly Garden. I saw a Pied-billed Grebe mama with a chick on her back and another near her in the pond. When we went...

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Apr 28, 2015 - Last day of birding here...

Date: April 28, 2015 Weather: partly sunny Temperature: start 60º High 72º Wildlife count: Swamp Rabbit, Squirrel, Gators, Bullfrog Year List: 284 Birds: Black-necked Stilt, Marsh Wren, Blue-winged Teal, Green Heron, Snowy Egret, Fulvous and Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Gull-billed Tern, Laughing Gull, Long-billed Dowitcher, Cattle Egret, Stilt Sandpiper, Dunlin, Lesser Yellowlegs, Tri-colored Heron, Neotropic Cormorant, Killdeer, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Nighthawk, Mourning Dove, Northern Mockingbird, Boat-tailed & Great-tailed...

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Apr 27, 2015 - Stormy weather & lots of birds

Date: April 27, 2015 Weather: partly cloudy, a few showers Temperature: start 74º High 74º Wildlife count: Rabbit, squirrel Year List: 284; Life List: 502 Birds: At Skillern Tract: Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Whimbrel, Long-billed Dowitcher, Common Nighthawk, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Eastern Wood Pewee, Eastern Kingbird, Yellow-throated Vireo,...

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Apr 26, 2015 - Great backyard birding

Date: April 26, 2015 Weather: partly sunny, thunderstorms Temperature: start 73º High 79º Wildlife count: Squirrel, Swamp Rabbit Year List: 278 Birds: Little Blue Heron, European Starling, Gray Catbird, Blue Jay, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, Green Heron, Dickcissel, Orchard Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Bronzed Cowbird pair, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Purple Martin, Prothonotary Warbler, Killdeer, Common Nighthawk, Northern Mockingbird, Great-tailed Grackle, White-crowned Sparrow, Brown Thrasher, This was our last morning to...

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Apr 25, 2015 - Rail Walk & Volunteer dinner out

Date: April 25, 2015 Weather: partly sunny, thunderstorm Temperature: start 76º High 82º Wildlife count: Year List: 278 Birds: Common Nighthawk, Sora, Virginia Rail, King Rail, Seaside Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Green Heron, Cattle Egret, Black & Turkey Vultures, Killdeer, Roseate Spoonbill, Swallow-tail Kite, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Northern Mockingbird, Loggerhead Shrike Up at the crack of dawn, we attended the Rail Walk at the refuge. Biologist Patrick led the guests with a long rope, on which were tied milk...

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Apr 24, 2015 - Backcountry ride with Gene

Date: April 24, 2015 Weather: cloudy, a few showers Temperature: start 73º High 83º Wildlife count: Red-eared Slider Year List: 278 Birds: Blue-winged Teal, American Bittern, Great Blue & Little Blue & Tri-colored Heron, White-faced Ibis, King Rail, Clapper Rail, Purple & Common Gallinule, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs, Upland & Stilt & White-rumped & Western Sandpipers, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson’s Phalarope, Laughing Gull, Tern (sp), Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Belted Kingfisher, Crested...

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Apr 23, 2015 - McFaddin Day

Date: April 23, 2015 Weather: partly sunny Temperature: start 71º High 87º Wildlife count: Snakes Year List: 277 Birds: Common Nighthawk With Lynn and Barry in our FWS vehicle, we left the campground at 6:30 headed for the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, part of the Texas Chenier Refuge Complex for whom we work. Upon arrival, we began setting up. Over fourteen teachers (NWR staff and volunteers) set up stations and 200+ children from surrounding towns arrived to participate. Stations were quite diverse – snakes, insects, adaptations,...

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Apr 22, 2015 - Cattle drive down our road

Date: April 22, 2015 Weather: partly sunny Temperature: start 70º High 84º Wildlife count: (10) Gators, Cows, Frog, Gar Year List: 277 Birds: Gull-billed Tern, Turkey & Black Vulture, Kingfisher, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Blue-winged Teal, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Wilson’s Snipe, Fulvous & Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Wilson’s Phalarope, Stilt Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, American Bittern, Neotropic Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, White Ibis & White-faced...

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Apr 21, 2015 - High Island with Barry & Lynn

Date: April 21, 2015 Weather: sunny, a light wind, perfect day Temperature: start 65º High 80º Wildlife count: Swamp rabbit, Fox squirrel Year List: 276 Birds: Great Blue Heron, Great & Snowy & Cattle Egret, Semi-palmated and Piping Plover, Lesser Yellowlegs, Upland Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, Crested Caracara, Boat-tailed and Great-tailed Grackles, Blue-winged Teal, American Bittern, Tri-colored Heron, Reddish Egret, Green Heron, Willet, Ruddy Turnstone, Laughing Gull, Gull-billed & Black & Forster’s Terns, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Belted...

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