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The Spoonbill, Vol. 56, No. 1, January 2007 - Image 3. January 2007. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 20, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/4419/show/4413.

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 56, No. 1, January 2007
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  • Shultz, Al
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date January 2007
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  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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Transcript Field Trip Announcement Brazos Bend State Park January 20, 2007 40 Acre Lake Parking Lot - 7:00 a.m. Park Admission Fee: $3 This month's trip will be to Brazos Bend State Park. Most of the park is in the Brazos River floodplains, but there are also areas of flat upland coastal prairies. Numerous swales and depressions become freshwater marshes during periods of heavy rain. In addition to the Brazos River, Big Creek meanders diagonally across the park and is associated with sloughs and cutoff meanders called oxbow lakes. Other lakes have been created by levees. The creek and riverbanks are lined with sycamore, cottonwood, and black willow. Campsites and picnicking areas are located among huge, moss-draped live oaks; while trails run along the lakes and through bottomland hardwood forests. Nature lovers, birders, campers, and other outdoor enthusiasts will delight in an observation tower and platforms for wildlife observation/photography of more than 270 species of birds sighted; 21 species of reptiles and amphibians, including American alligator and 23 species of mammals including bobcat, white-tailed deer, raccoon, gray fox, and feral hog. Bill Godley one of the State Park's naturalists will guide us around the park and surrounding areas in search of American Bittern, wintering ducks, Vermillion Flycatcher, Winter Wren, wintering warblers as well as a few lingering neotropical migrants (last years Brazos Bend CBC produced two Prairie Warblers), and sparrows. This park is one of the few places on the Upper Texas Coast where it is possible to see Henslow's Sparrow and we will make an attempt to see at least one. When we go to find the Henslow's Sparrow it may require lots of walking at a brisk pace over uneven terrain and through dense grass. So if you can not keep up with the line or don't wish to partake in the chase you can position yourself so that when the sparrow is flushed you will be able to see it. We will make all attempts to flush the sparrow into a tree near those who did not participate in the chase to give everybody the best opportunity to get a good look at the sparrow. In the afternoon after lunch we will be birding outside the park around Davis Estates and one of the areas we will be birding is great for sparrows but is a challenging walk along a narrow path with a fence on one side and a pit on the other side. If you feel like you are not up for that hike you may wait for us at the start of the hike. This will be an all day trip with a few not so easy hikes. If you stick with us for the whole time you will not be disappointed. This park is great to bird all year round but it is especially good to bird in the winter and we should have a great day. Directions: We will meet in the 40 Acre Lake parking lot at 7:00 am. The park is approximately a one-hour drive from downtown Houston. Take Highway 59 South to the Crabb River Road exit. You may also take State Highway 288 south to FM 1462 West. Follow FM 1462 to FM 762 North. From the south follow State Highway 288 North to the FM 1462 exit or take State Highway 36 to FM 1462 East. All routes are marked with brown signs to guide you. Be sure to bring: Binoculars, a warm coat or jacket in case it is cold, rain gear in case it rains, sturdy pants or jeans, hiking boots if you plan to chase the Henslow's Sparrow, hat, sun block, camera, spotting scope, $3 for admission into the park, water, and a lunch. -Adam Wood, OG Field Trip Coordinator birdman_570@yahoo.com 713-515-1692