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Feb 13, 2013 - Birding Surfside Beach

We packed a picnic today and drove to Surfside Beach, Texas. Surfside's Intracoastal Shoreline is the southern boundary of the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuse. The Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is the key location on the Texas Gulf Coast which drew one of the highest Audubon Christmas bird counts in the nation- more than 200 species. In winter, more than 100,000 snow geese, Canada geese, pintail, northern shoveler, teal, gadwall, American wigeon and mottled ducks fill the plentiful ponds and sloughs to capacity. Sandhill cranes join...

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Mar 25, 2011 - Follets Island

Today I drove northeast and back down to the coast where it is cooler. I am now at Surfside Beach on Follets Island. Follets is another of the barrier islands that are all along the gulf coast of Mexico. To get to Follets Island we had to cross a very steep bridge over the intercoastal waterway. I stopped and looked at it for a few minutes before proceeding. I was not sure if my truck could haul the trailer up such a steep grade, but we made it without problems. The campground is just one block from the beach. The barrier islands are long...

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