We spent the better part of a week in southern Texas (mostly Mustang Island) in a Road Scholars program emphasizing birding; Linda Fuiman was our group leader and Nan Dietert the instructor, and we got some exposure to the University of Texas Marine Sciences Institute (UTMSI). Then we spent a day and a half visiting various places in the general area. As you can see, I've learned a lot!
Durham, NC 2/28/13
Durham, NC 2/27/13
Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC 2/24/13
Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC late February
Durham, NC 2/15/13
Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC 2/12/13
South Texas Botanical Gardens, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, TX 2/8/13
More from Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, Port Aransas, Nueces County, TX 2/7/13
Mustang Island (outside Port Aransas), Nueces County, TX 2/7/13
The Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, Port Aransas, Nueces County, TX 2/7/13
Port Aransas (ocean beach), TX 2/7/13
Port Aransas (ocean beach), TX 2/6/13
Aransas Wildlife Refuge, Rockport, TX 2/6/13
It was foggy and starting into a heavy rain when I took these photos from a tour boat (MV Skimmer).
University of Texas at the Marine Science Institute, Nueces County, TX 2/5/13
Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture, Nueces County, TX 2/5/13 and 2/7/13 (the last three)
Paradise Pond, Port Aransas, Nueces County, TX 2/5/13 & 2/7/13
Port Aransas, Nueces County, TX, 2/5/13
These birds showed up at various marshes along the highway on Mustang Island, at the end of which Port Aransas is located.
Gulf of Mexico beach, Port Aransas, Nueces County, TX 2/4/13
Durham, NC 2/3/13
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