BIRD HIKES at SEABOURNE! Due to corona virus restrictions, bird hikes for April and May 2020 have been cancelled. Check back here for details on our first fall bird hike on October 7. Bird hikes are offered at Seabourne Creek Park during the Spring, Fall and Winter (October through May) usually on the first Wednesday of the month starting at 8 am. Coastal Prairie Texas Master Naturalists Bob and Carol Schwartz are bird hike leaders along with bird expert, Mark Scheuerman. This is a great learning experience and fun for birders of all abilities. Bring binoculars, hat, sunscreen, good waterproof walking shoes and water.
The bird hikes start at 8 am and last until around 10:30 am. Meet in the main parking lot.
For the latest bird species list for Seabourne go to Seabourne e-Bird Species List
3-1-2017 Bird Hike Photos from Wayne Poorman go to 3-1-2017 Seabourne Bird Hike-WPoorman
**** Bird Hike Etiquette Rules of the Road for a Great Bird Hike!
Here are some of our blogs about past birding hikes at Seabourne Creek Park:
On an overcast morning in the 60’s, Nov. 6, 2019, a group of 25 birders took a walk around Seabourne Creek Nature Park in Rosenberg, TX. The last of the group made the first sighting of a Least Grebe, as it swam near a larger American Coot. Species sighted totaled 46 and also included a Vermillion Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, American Kestrel, and Red-Shouldered Hawk. The total species sighted at Seabourne is now 202.
On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 16 birders identified 40 species of birds on a morning walk. Sightings included: Lesser Scaup, Spotted Sandpiper, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, Crested Caracara, and two Magnolia Warblers. See eBird link for complete list, along with example photos and calls. Bird walks will resume in the Fall on the first Wednesday of the month.
On a mild overcast morning, on April 3, 2019, 21 people took a walk at Seabourne Creek Nature Park and identified 50 species and 2 taxa of birds. These included: Blue-Winged Teal, Snowy Egret, Crested Caracara, White-Eyed Vireo, and House, Sedge, and Carolina Wrens. Link to eBird website with the bird walk data, plus stock pictures and bird songs:
On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 23 people took a walk in Seabourne Creek Nature Park on a cloudy and breezy morning in the 70’s. They identified 44 species of birds, along with 2 Red-Ear Slider turtles (Photo by TMN Bert Stipelcovich). Bird species include: Tree and White-Throated Sparrows, White-Eyed Vireo, Pied-Billed Grebe, and Eastern Screech Owl. On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 10 people identified 45 species of birds on a cloudy and breezy morning in the 50’s. Birds identified include: Sandhill Cranes, Caracaras, a Blue-Headed Vireo, a Yellow-Bellied… Read More →
Twelve people walked in a light rain on a 50 degree morning and identified 29 species of birds at Seabourne Creek Nature Park. Birds included 1 Great Blue Heron, 2 Ruby-Crowned Kinglets, 2 Crested Caracara, and 3 Cedar Waxwings. It was too overcast for photos. Click date on photo to see eBird link which lists all bird species seen, plus example photos and recorded bird calls. Photo by Kimberly Farou