Texas Spring Migration 2012
April 19 - Anhuac NWR and Other Points
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

This was the clean up day. Trips to Anhuac NWR, High Island and Bolivar to pick up the species we missed on earlier trips, as well as a trip to the egret rookery on High Island.

The birding was very good. The early light on the egrets in the rookery was quite nice. And on Bolivar Peninsula, almost by chance, we picked up both Dicksissel and Bobolink, two lifers for me.

Roseate Spoonbill

Great Egret
Because we had flight to catch, we couldn't spend a lot of time at any specific stop. Which is frustrating for a photographer.

Cedar Waxwing

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron


Rose-breasted Grosbeak
From the Bolivar Peninsula, we headed back to Houston International Airport. Our group was scattering, and Nancy and I were headed to Austin to visit family and, perhaps, pick up a couple of more species. The woods around Austin are home to the Golden-cheeked Warbler.