Wednesday, June 5, 2013

High Island, Texas - Spring Migration Trip - April-May 2013

We enjoyed a full 21 days during spring migration at one of the birding capitals of the world... High Island, Texas!

It was a very long drive from California all the way across California, Arizona, New Mexico, and the big state of Texas to reach our destination in eastern Texas, almost to the Louisiana border along the Gulf of Mexico.   We drove our RV and stayed at the High Island RV Park, which was fantastic and so ultra convenient.
High Island Living during our month in Texas

The birding was some of the best in years, according to the Houston Audubon and Field Guides, and the focus of our trip was to see many of the eastern warblers.  Also nearby was the Bolivar Peninsula, Lafitte's Cove in Galveston, and the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge... which we all enjoyed and saw many fantastic birds. 

We observed 28 different species of warblers... out of 174 total species seen.  We will be back!

Indigo Bunting

Bay-breasted Warbler

Hooded Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Roseate Spoonbill


1 comment:

  1. Finally took a look at your blog. Very impressive photos David. I especially loved the pelagic photos. I've been on that trip to the Gulf Stream and it's a doozy!