Texas Spring Migration 2012
April 17 - Bolivar Peninsula
April 15 - Anahuac NWR
April 16 - High Island
April 17 - Bolivar Peninsula
April 18 - Big Thicket
April 19 - High Island
April 20 - Austin
Bird List

After a brief tour around Anhuac and a stop at Boy Scout Woods, we headed out to the Bolivar Peninsula for gulls, terns and shorebirds. The Bolivar Peninsula pokes a long way out from the north and east side of Galveston Bay. There are a number of fancy beach houses along the way, that appear to me to be hurricane bait. But the birding is very good, with most of the usual shorebirds and a very nice selection og terns. We missed some of the sparrows – conditions were not ideal – but got a nice number of species despite the wind.

Brown Pelicans

Marbled Godwit
The stops at Gilchrist and Elmgrove Point were especially productive. At Elmgrove, we got Least, Caspian, Black, Common, Forster's, Royal and Sandwich Terns. Quite a haul.

Ruddy Turnstones

Willet with a Prize

Black-bellied Plover

Clapper Rail
It was pitch dark by the time we got back to Winnie, but a great day of birding.