_Wildlife Land Management
Being able to identify the avian community on your property is an important step in land management. We will visit your land and conduct either a walking or driving grid survey with a basic overview of the bird species on your property or a species density survey. We can inspect your nesting boxes, feeders and water sources and advise on their placement and condition. April 1 thru mid-June is peak time for a Spring breeding survey, spotlighting our migratory birds. The remainder of the year will identify year-round resident birds. Scheduling both surveys gives the landowner insight into the abundance and diversity of total avian populations.
Bird surveys fulfill one of the management practices required for TX Wildlife Management Tax Valuation.
WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE ME TO DO YOUR BIRD SURVEY?
I have 20+ years experience conducting Bird Surveys for submission to the county tax assessor. I am a one-man business and my pricing does not have to support the overhead of a larger company, therefore I can save you more money. I am a lifelong birder and can ID birds better than almost anyone in the area. I am not a Wildlife Biologist so my focus is not on reptiles, amphibians, plants etc...I am totally focused on knowing your birds! Try me, I think you'll like me!
Standard morning survey (2 hour survey on your property): $250
Add on 1 hour evening survey: +$100 (Total $350)
A small mileage fee may be added for properties outside the Wimberley/San Marcos/Dripping Springs area
Click here for more info on survey options & pricing
: "All About Birds, Including Chickens!" presentation to Hill Country Master Naturalists class June 27, 2019
: "Birding the Texas Hill Country" presentation at the EmilyAnn Theater Butterfly Festival April 27, 2019
: WBS Tax Day Birding Classic April 15, 2019
: "Great Generations" presentation on Backyard Chickens and Birding Wimberley March 20, 2019
: "Identifying Local Hill Country Birds" Jan 6, 2018 & Sept 23, 2017 .... WildBirds, Unlimited
333 E Hwy 290, Dripping Springs, TX 512-423-8898
: Led guided groups and/or personally birded Cuba, Grayling, MI area, Pacific NW & British Columbia, Ontario, Canada, Lake Erie area of OH, the Colorado mountain areas, the Himalayas, New Delhi and W. India, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Port Canaveral, FL and all areas of Texas
: Guided tours at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival Nov. 2016 - 2018
: Attended American Birding Expo '15 - '18 as rep for Partnership for International Birding in Columbus, OH
: Birded Chernobyl & Kiev, Ukraine '14....birded with Sergey Domashevsky of Ukrainian Birds of Prey Research Center
Team Captain in Great Texas Birding Classic for over 10 years....2019 Roughwings team sponsor..... Birding experience for over 23 years....
Winner of Wimberley Birding Society "Golden Eagle Award" .
Featured on Texas Parks & Wildlife TV "Birding Basics" show.... click here to view
Member of Travis Audubon Society, Texas Ornithological Society, Texas Audubon, Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, Wimberley Birding Society, Dripping Springs Birding Club
Sandy Komito - Record holder of Big Year since 1998 - says "I've known Jesse for a number of years and his birding skills are quite impressive and make him a most qualified individual in the area of bird identification."
Cecilia Riley - former Executive Director of Gulf Coast Bird Observatory - "Watching Jesse grow from an avid kid birder into an honest, talented, professional has been a joy. If only other adults professing to serve conservation showed just half of Jesse’s commitment, the planet would be a healthier place –and there would be a lot more birds and birders in it!"
Jim & Jean M. - survey recipients - "For the past ten years Jesse Huth has provided a springtime bird count on our Wimberley property in support of our Wildlife Management plan and report. Each year he did an early morning and late afternoon/evening tour of our property. Jesse has amazing skills and was able to identify birds by both sight and sound. After we developed a small water feature on our property, Jessie noted a dramatic increase in the number of species of warblers visiting that location. We would recommend Jesse to anyone desiring a competent bird survey on their property."
Mike & Angela H. - survey recipients '06 to present - comments to be added soon
Kathy F. - 2019 survey - "I really enjoyed doing the bird survey! I just love my property and it's such a joy to hike around the property with someone like Jesse who loves nature as much as I do."
Other testimonials available upon request.
Featured in Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, May 2016 Editor's Letter
Featured in Texas Parks & Wildlife "Keep Texas Wild" May 2009, page 48 alongside mentor Cliff Shackelford
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