Home to Roost: Wintering Birds of the Upper Texas Coast

Dec 5 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Meet in the lobby of the San Jacinto Monument


group of birds stand on the shore of a marsh - text says Home to Roost: Wintering Birds of the Upper Texas Coast

San Jacinto is more than just a battlefield. The battlefield where Texas won its independence is now home to more than 200 species of birds. Join us on December 5 for a bird walk and presentation with Jim Stevenson of the Galveston Ornithological Society. Jim is a professional bird guide, ornithology professor and author of numerous books, including the recently published Birds of the Gulf Coast. 

The program will consist of presentation on winter waterbirds of the upper Texas coast, a guided bird walk on our marsh boardwalk, and a presentation on wintering land birds, followed by a Q&A. Jim will also be signing copies of his most recent book, Birds of the Gulf Coast.

When: December 5; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Meet at the San Jacinto Monument

Ages: Adults

Activity Level: Mild; the bird walk will be no more than half a mile on the marsh boardwalk.

Cost: The program is free, but reservations are required. Tickets are first come, first serve, so sign up before they’re gone!

Things to Bring: Weather appropriate clothes, bug spray, any personal birding equipment (binoculars, camera, etc.)

Notes: Masks are required at all times in the San Jacinto Monument. Due to the confined space of the boardwalk, participants are required to wear a mask during the bird walk. The bird walk will be cancelled in case of rain.

For more information, email san-jacinto-battleground@thc.texas.gov or call 281-479-2431.