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Please consider joining me at one of my upcoming speaking engagements. I would also be happy to come speak to your group about birding or other nature-related topics. For inquiries, please feel free to contact Kristine Rivers at kristine@birdingforfun.com or 832-372-8236.

Sandhill Cranes: Our Elegant Winter Guests – December 8
A Wonderland of Winter Waterfowl – January 7

SANDHILL CRANES: OUR ELEGANT WINTER GUESTS
GALVESTON ISLAND NATURE TOURISM COUNCIL
MOODY GARDENS GOLF COURSE BANQUET FACILITY
1700 SYDNOR, GALVESTON, 7X 77550
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
8AM

Tickets: $30 through Nov. 19 and $35 thereafter. 10% discount to GINTC members.

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Every winter Galveston is graced by the presence of our elegant guests, the Sandhill Cranes. Standing nearly 4 feet tall, with striking plumage, they are hard to miss! You have probably seen them on the Island, but how much do you know about this fascinating species? We’ll take a closer look at the natural history and behavior of these graceful birds and celebrate their unique beauty.

Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. After the program, if weather permits, participants will head out on Holiday with the Crane’s signature Crane Crawl. This self-driving tour to nearby crane hotspots will be a real-time opportunity to see Sandhills as they forage and play. You will be given a map and directions. Viewing areas will be outfitted with spotting scopes and volunteers will be on hand to assist and answer questions.


Photo by Barbara Rabek

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A WONDERLAND OF WINTER WATERFOWL
HOUSTON ORNITHOLOGY GROUP
BAYLAND COMMUNITY CENTER
6400 BISSONNET STREET, HOUSTON, 7X 77074
MONDAY, JANUARY 7
6:30PM

Free!

The Upper Texas Gulf Coast provides a variety of habitats that attract winter waterfowl and other water birds such as loons and grebes, making it a wonderful birding destination during the fall and winter months. Identification of these birds can be somewhat tricky, however! This interactive presentation will cover the different family groups and provide information about behavior, habitat, and plumage that can aid in identification. Bring your favorite field guide if you would like to practice your identification skills.

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