The day, led by Welder Wildlife Foundation biologists, is designed for birders with intermediate to advanced levels of experience. The day will be spent birding various habitats on the Welder Refuge, which has 16 different vegetative communities including chaparral mixed-brush, mesquite-grasslands, riparian and oak woodlands, and abundant wetlands. There will also be a tour of the Welder Wildlife Foundation’s bird specimen collections, which contains more than 2,400 birds including specimens of two extinct species, the passenger pigeon and heath hen. Participants should dress appropriately for hiking as well as inclement weather. Closed-toe hiking boots are best for thornbrush chaparral habitats. Binoculars and field guides are necessary, but some will be available if needed.
The registration deadline will be Monday, Nov. 15. Register by sending name, contact information, and registration fee to: Birding Field Day, Welder Wildlife Foundation, P.O. Box 1400, Sinton, Texas, 78387. Fees include lunch.
Registration will be limited to 25 people. For more information, contact Mandy Corso at firstname.lastname@example.org or 364-2643.