Finding Birds on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail: Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas Coast

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Texas A&M University Press, Apr 2, 2008 - Nature - 258 pages
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The Texas coast offers rich avian treasures for expert birders and beginners alike, if only they know where to look. For those familiar with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Departmentís maps to the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, this book on the Upper Texas Coast offers moreómore information, more convenient and detailed maps, more pictures, more finding tips, and more birding advice from one of the trailís creators, Ted Lee Eubanks Jr., and trail experts Robert A. Behrstock and Seth Davidson. For those new to the trail, the book is the perfect companion for learning where to find and how to bird the very best venues on this part of the Texas coast.

In an opening tutorial on habitat and seasonal strategies for birding the Upper Texas Coast, the authors include tips on how to take advantage of the famous (but elusive) fallouts of birds that happen here. They then briefly discuss the basics of birding by ear and the rewards of passive birding before turning to the trail itself and each of more than 120 birding sites from the Louisiana-Texas border, through Galveston and Houston, to just south of Freeport. Advice oninding bird groups

While not intended as a field identification guide, the book contains more than 175 color photographs of birds and their coastal habitat, giving readers an excellent feel for the trailís diversity and abundance. Whether you are making your annual spring pilgrimage to Texas, leisurely traveling with the family along the coast, or wondering what to do during a layover in Houston, using this book as your guide to the trail will greatly enhance your birding experience.
  

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Contents

Big Thicket Loop
21
Sabine Loop
53
Trinity Loop
71
San Jacinto Loop
85
Anahuac Loop
91
Bolivar Loop
109
Galveston Loop
131
Texas City Loop
147
Buffalo Bayou Loop
171
Katy Prairie Loop
181
Bluewater Loop
199
Coastal Plains Loop
207
Brazoria Loop
217
San Bernard Loop
231
Bird Index
239
General Index
249

Clear Lake Loop
155

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About the author (2008)

TED LEE EUBANKS JR. is president of Fermata, Inc., a nature tourism consulting business. He is a recipient of the Roger T. Peterson Excellence in Birding Award and a former board member of the National Audubon Society. He lives in Galveston.

ROBERT A. BEHRSTOCK is an Arizona-based biologist, writer, photographer, and nature tour leader who also runs the photo agency Naturewide Images.

SETH DAVIDSON lives, works, and writes in California. He manages a law firm that specializes in asbestos litigation.

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