September 9 - Shorebird ID
Location: Blind Oso near TAMUCC campus
Trip Leader(s): Larry Jordan and Mel Cooksey
Time and Place to Meet: 8 a.m. near the new parking garage on the TAMUCC campus
Duration of Trip: until about 11 am or so.
Directions: Take Ocean Drive east and turn right at the first traffic light into campus (6300 Ocean Drive). Go past the kiosk and take the first left and then turn right into the parking lot. We will meet at the far (southeast) end of the parking lot near the new parking garage.
Lunch? This will be a half-day trip ending late in the morning
Items to Bring: Scope if you have one.
How to Dress: take the usual precautions for heat and sun. We may be walking in muddy areas, so waterproof footwear is advisable.
Ease of Hike: moderate hiking over fairly level terrain
Target Birds : We may see several of the small, collared plovers and two or three species of peeps as well as other shorebirds.