Waterfowl: Class & Field Trip

When:
January 23, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 8:45 am America/Chicago Timezone
2018-01-23T07:00:00-06:00
2018-01-23T08:45:00-06:00
Where:
Houston Audubon's Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary
440 Wilchester Blvd
Houston, TX 77079
USA
Cost:
$75-90
Contact:
Houston Audubon Headquarters: Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary
713-932-1639

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The Upper Texas Coast is an amazing area for wintering waterfowl. Each year we have thousands of ducks (24 species possible) and thousands of geese (5 species possible) and mergansers (2 species). While the identification of male ducks is often straightforward, the same cannot be said of the more cryptically colored females. Therein lies the challenge and fun of duck identification. We will learn techniques for separating the 24 species of ducks, the different species of geese, and the mergansers.

 

Classroom sessions

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 (7:00-8:45 PM)

Classroom sessions are normally held in the administration building which is the brick building you first come to on the gravel drive as you enter the sanctuary. On a rare occasion, we meet in the log cabin, which is the second building.

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Field Trip

Saturday, January 27, 2018 (7:30 AM – 3:30 PM)

Field trip locations: We will review all the details for the field trip in class. The instructor will be checking for bird activity the week of the class to maximize our opportunity to see birds. You will be provided info by email on what to bring and complete driving directions to our meeting location a few days before the field trip.