Twice each year millions of birds swarm across the Americas, traveling thousands of miles as they migrate between breeding and wintering grounds, stopping in route to refuel at coastal stopover sites. Every year this spectacle attracts local and out of town birders who descend upon stopover sites throughout the migration corridor along the Gulf Coast.
Spring Fling is an amazing opportunity to see and celebrate the return of migratory songbirds as they arrive at stopover habitat along the coast. This is great time to enjoy the wide variety of species that migrate through Texas dressed in their spring finery and to see colorful birds like orioles, grosbeaks, tanagers, and numerous warbler species, to name just a few.
GCBO volunteers and staff provide local birding information, bird checklists, sell snacks, post the daily bird list on the white board, and help identify birds for novice birders. ?
THIS IS A VT OPPORTUNITY*
AS WELL AS A GREAT BIRDING / LEARNING OPPORTUNITY.
*Training is required prior to working the Host Station. You must also sign-up to be Scheduled to work by contacting Celeste Silling (see below).
You don’t need to be a “Bird Expert” to volunteer. It’s a great way to learn more from all the Experts who drop by and are willing to share.
Volunteering as a site host has been approved for up to eight(8) hours per day
plus appropriate travel time.
VMS Code: PO: Public Outreach
VMS Description: Spring Fling 202