I am now affiliated with the Partnership For International Birding and am actively guiding trips with them. These are complete group trips; all lodging, transport, meals etc are taken care of for you. See a list of all my Texas trips through PIB here.
Please allow me to work with you on any of your birding trip needs, both within the U.S. and Internationally.....let me know your needs here.
Monthly birding walks with the Wimberley Birding Society:
Meeting time and place: The first Tuesday of every month at 7:15 AM, at the Wimberley Community Center parking lot.
Where we will go? A good local birding spot! No long drives, will bird the morning and return to the parking lot by noon. Possible sites include Jacob's Well, Blue Hole, Patsy Glenn Refuge, Cypress Creek Park, or a volunteered private location.
How much? $10 per person, WBS membership not required
What to bring? Binoculars (there are a limited number to borrow), water, notebook, etc. I will provide an ebird list at the end of the day for anyone interested.
GUIDED TRIPS OF TEXAS ARRANGED ACCORDING TO YOUR TIME FRAME AND SPECIFIC TARGET BIRDS... CONTACT ME TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS.
Birding Lubbock, TX - Nov 30 - ??, 2018
On the trail of several uncommon species.
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge - Nov 28-30, 2018
a winter home for waterfowl, where thousands of geese settle in for Fall and Winter. Species include the Greater White-fronted, Canada, Snow and Ross' geese. At times as many as 10,000 geese can be seen in one field. See complete details in pdf to the right. Trip filled.
Winter Texas Whooping Cranes and More - Nov 18 -21, 2018
November 18: Optional morning birding near the hotel, then the docks by 8:30AM for the 9AM
boat departure. Boat trip lasts 3.5 hours, and stays within the bay. Whooping Cranes are usually found fairly early on, and we will get to see things like Seaside Sparrow, American oystercatcher, Ruddy Turnstone, Common Loon, Roseate Spoonbill, and more. After lunch we continue on to bird at Aransas NWR for the afternoon.
November 19: Bird at Goose Island state park before heading down through Rockport to Port Aransas where we search for more shorebirds, rails, and wading birds. Moving down the island we will make stops at Aplomado Falcon observation sites to try and get a look at the falcons or other raptors like White-tailed Hawk. Day ends at Packery Channel Park, where the currents often draw in rare gulls and seabirds. Night in Corpus Christi.
November 20: Bird Suter Wildlife Refuge first thing in the morning. Then head towards Hazel Bazemore park to look for Green Jay, Great Kiskadee, White-tipped Dove, Olive Sparrow, Long-billed Thrasher, and more. After this we will head towards Austin, likely stopping at Choke Canyon State Park to look for Curve-billed Thrasher, Northern
Bobwhite, Audubon’s Oriole, Couch’s Kingbird, and Cinnamon Teal. We will continue to Austin, and
possibly visit Hornsby Bend water treatment plant if time allows before drop- off at hotel.
Nov. 21 - Morning flight out. This trip is filled.
25th Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival - Nov. 7-11th
Guiding several tours. Working with Partnership for International Birding. Look us up at our booth or on a variety of walks or boat trips!
Hawk Watch trip - Oct 2018
Same itinerary as below but no Hawk Watch Festival, thus less crowds to deal with!
Oct 12: see above
Oct. 13: see above
Oct. 14: see above Trip filled.
20th Celebration of Flight (aka HawkWatch International Hawk Watch Festival) - Sept 2018
Sep 28: Drive down and meet at the Hazel Bazemore Hawkwatch Platform. It will likely be busy, so you may need to park and walk a bit. Plan to arrive around 2PM, we will bird around the platform for the afternoon then head to the hotel and dinner.
Sep 29: Breakfast at the hotel, then back to the hawkwatch. We will explore other areas of the park this morning as well. Lunch, then bird Pollywog Pond before some afternoon hawkwatching. Visit to Tule Lake on the way back to the hotel.
Sep 30: Breakfast and hotel checkout, we will drive down to Indian Point or Packery Channel for some shorebirding, then one final visit to the hawkwatch and head home.
See details in pdf to right Trip filled.
Thailand - : (PIB trip)
This trip pending...details announced soon