December 03 – 11, 2021
Tour Length: 9 days
Est. Spaces Left: Available
Birds, Photography, Butterflies/Moths
Double Accommodation: $2,700/person
Single Supplement: + $500
Max Group Size
7 with 1 leader, up to 14 with 2 leaders
Easy, short hikes
Photo opportunities will abound on this tour. Comfort is, as always a prime concern on our tours. We will stay in the two or three-start motels and eat in the best restaurants in each area.
Our days will begin anywhere from 5:00 AM to 7:00 AM, depending upon the destination. On early days, we will have a continental breakfast. The following schedule may be modified to take advantage of rare bird sightings or other conditions that could affect the birding.
Whooping Crane; Roseate Spoonbill; Mottled Duck, Masked Duck (rare); Plain Chachalaca; Least Grebe; White-tipped Dove;Buff-bellied Hummingbird; Ringed & Green Kingfisher; Hook-billed Kite; Gray & Harris’s Hawk; Great Kiskadee; Tropical & Couch’s Kingbird; Scissor-tailed Flycatcher; Green & Brown Jay; Clay-colored Thrush; Long-billed Thrasher, Olive Sparrow; Altamira & Audubon’s Oriole, many others including rare vagrants in the winter.
Corpus Christi Airport at 4:00 PM
Very comfortable hotels & excellent Texas restaurants.
From Corpus Christi, includes eight nights lodging, all meals, transportation, entry fees, guides, taxes, tips.
Alcohol, personal calls, laundry, other personal expenses.
Sub-tropical, seaside, pelagic, desert
Moderate to hot, 60 – 95 degrees Fahrenheit
Suggested Clothing and Gear
Credit cards / cash
Scope and tripod (optional)
Sunglasses and sunscreen
Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
Small day pack / fanny pack
Mosquito/insect repellant (DEET 25% or greater)
Itch relief cream
Prescription drugs – carry in original packaging to avoid customs problems
OTC medicines (antibiotics, cold/sinus, cough drops, eye drops, analgesic (Motrin, aspirin), anti-diarrheal)
Small alarm clock
Light-weight long pants
Light-weight long-sleeved shirts
Hat with brim/visor
Safari (e.g., Tilly) hat
Rain jacket/wind breaker
PJs or shorts for lounging/sleeping
Wool socks (various weights) and liners.
The Sibley Guide to Birds David A. Sibley (2000), Knopf
Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition Jon Dunn, et al. (2011), National Geographic Society
A Photographic Guide to North American Raptors Brian Wheeler & William Clark
Birds of Texas: A Field Guide J. H. Rapploe & G. W. Blackhole