This trip will look for Neotropical migrants at the height of spring migration, when diversity of species tends to be at its greatest. We will assemble at Sabine Woods at 7:30 a.m. (You should be able to find the group if you are unable to be there quite that early.)
At Sabine Woods, there is a small parking area, with additional parking improvised using the roadside verges. Portable toilets are available at the entrance during spring migration.
This trip involves relatively easy walking on the trails at Sabine Woods to look for migrant songbirds, although another option is to sit at one of the drips and wait for the birds to come to you. The trails may be muddy and slippery if it has rained in the prior day or two. Armadillos and feral pigs have been very active, so there will be holes to avoid! There is an $8 sanctuary pass donation at Sabine Woods for those who are not members of Golden Triangle Audubon or TOS. This trip is well suited for not-very-experienced birders. Often, we break into smaller groups, with an experienced birder or two in each group.
Sabine Woods is on the north side of Hwy 87, 4.1 miles west of the stop sign in Sabine Pass. Take Highway 87 from Port Arthur to Sabine Pass, turn right at the stop sign, and go 4.1 miles.
The insect population may be significant so it will be a good idea to bring insect repellant. Most participants will bring lunch. Facilities in Sabine Pass are limited, and gasoline is not currently routinely available in Sabine Pass.