Birdathon: Coastal Migrants and East Texas Warblers

Birding doesn’t get much better than spring on the Upper Texas Coast. High Island is a world-famous migrant trap, which during April can be jumping with warblers, vireos, thrushes, tanagers and grosbeaks. Nearby on Bolivar Peninsula, the mud-flats, marshes and rice fields are host to hordes of shorebirds refueling for their long trip to northern breeding grounds. We’ll be based in Winnie for the first three nights. Migrant activity on the coast is heavily weather-dependent, so our daily itineraries will change as needed. We’ll visit the High Island sanctuaries, Sabine Woods, Bolivar Flats, and Anahuac NWR.

Our trip into the Piney Woods of East Texas will give us a day to bird one of the most botanically-rich ecosystems in North America. We’ll have a chance at many East Texas specialties like Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Bachman’s Sparrow, Brown-headed Nuthatch, and Swallow-tailed Kite, along with as many as 12 species of nesting warblers in full song. We will spend the night in Jasper and visit the Big Thicket National Preserve and Angelina National Forest. We will return to Austin by 6:00pm on May 1.

Participants’ travel, hotel and meals are not included. We will carpool and share gas expenses. Contact Eric Stager ( for more information.

This trip will be from April 27 – May 1. The fee to register for this team is $150, but if you wish you are welcome to provide an additional donation! This team is limited to 8 participants.

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Payment for Birdathon events is due at registration. If you change your mind about attending an event, you may be able to transfer your registration to another Birdathon 2019 event. We sincerely appreciate your generous support! Event registration payments are considered donations and are non-refundable. Events will occur rain or shine. Please contact the Travis Audubon office with your questions.