Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory: Spring Fling













Each day during the month of April, birders are welcomed from all around the world at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory on Quintana Beach in Texas. A tally is kept for each day of all birds sited by birders. During my time there as a volunteer manning the booth at the site, I was delighted to spot a Baltimore Oriole, an Orchard Oriole, and a Cape May Warbler (pictured with orange).





And because I'm a reader, I have to share a couple of great narrative nonfiction reads on birding with you:




And for the very young birder:






For more wordless photos, go to Wordless Wednesday.

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by A Web of StoriesTo participate in Saturday Snapshot: post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken and then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky at A Web of Stories.

13 comments:

  1. Great that you volunteer. Whenever I leave a cut orange in my yard, I attract bees. My birds don't go for citrus, I guess.

    ReplyDelete
  2. so beautiful idea, this Observatory!
    happy WW 😊

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like places like this! :)
    My best regards from Romania!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I always forget to leave an orange out for the orioles!! We absolutely love watching birds.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the idea of volunteers from around the world - great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Volunteering is very important! I have never heard of leaving a cut orange out. I'll try it and see what it attracts, thanks for that info!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Aren't you just loving retirement?! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. You must get tons of migrating birds in that area. We currently have Townsend Warblers and Orioles here and they are so beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I live in the woods so I get to enjoy lots of bird watching, and of course, I have my books to go with that!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Deb,

    I love seeing birds in our backyard. It makes me happy to see them flying to and fro, sometimes small birds will land on our bell bouy windchim as if they want to take a peep inside a people house. :) It's so cute! Nice photos!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Looks like fun! Funny that the birds you mentioned are from my area in the mid-Atlantic! We see Baltimore Orioles but had never heard of a Cape May Warbler (also close to me) so enjoyed that photo especially.

    I have H Is for Hawk sitting on my shelf - I really need to get to it!

    Enjoy the weekends -

    Sue

    Book By Book

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a great bird blind! My kids have been becoming more interested in birds, so we may take up bird watching.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I hadn't heard before of putting out cut oranges to attract birds. We hear Golden Orioles in the woods nearby, but are yet to actually see one. When they arrive this year I shall try tempting them closer with oranges. Thanks for the tip!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!