Welcome to the Golden Triangle Audubon Society

Photo credit: Dana Nelson, Cattail Marsh, December 18, 2018

You are welcome to attend monthly meetings, featuring speakers on birding and natural history topics, and including a delicious member-provided evening meal -- with desserts! Our monthly field trips are fun and educational, and focus on locations along the coast, marshes, prairies, and forests of the area.

Golden Triangle Audubon Society

2022-23 Christmas Bird Counts

Please help the compilers by enabling them to plan in the week preceding the count by letting them know early of your wish to participate, and avoiding last minute changes if at all possible. Most compilers can accommodate a last minute withdrawal more easily than trying to assign someone to a group at the last minute (unless they have indicated to you that you will be birding a sector alone). Details of other Texas counts are available on the Houston Audubon web site at https://houstonaudubon.org/birding/christmas-bird-counts/cbc.html

Beech Creek (TXBE): Tuesday, December 20, 2022

This count takes place in Tyler and Jasper Counties and includes Steinhagen Lake, the Beech Creek unit of Big Thicket National Preserve and Martin Dies State Park. If not assigned in advance to a sector, meet the compilers at the Corps of Engineers Picnic Area on FM92 immediately north of the intersection with FM1746 in Town Bluff at 6:30 am. Sponsored by the Big Thicket National Preserve. Contact Co-compiler Nancy Angell. (nascanca@gmail.com, telephone 214-912-1900). Co-Compiler Sheila Hebert, sheilakhebert@hotmail.com

Bolivar Peninsula (TXBP): Thursday, December 15, 2022

This count circle in Chambers County includes High Island and Anahuac NWR. Compilers this year are Steve Mayes and David Sarkozi. If you are interested in participating, please contact Steve Mayes at sgmayes@hotmail.com

Johnson Bayou - Southwest Louisiana (LAJB): Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Johnson Bayou CBC has a rich history beginning in 1976 to present. Although the count is located just across the state line in Louisiana, most participants are from Texas and everyone is welcome. While much of the area is private, local landowners have allowed access to their property for this count, areas rarely birded and normally inaccessible to birders at other times offering a good chance for rarities. Areas covered include beach, coastal cheniers, marsh and grasslands. Johnson Bayou is located off Hwy 82 in Louisiana just across from Pleasure Island, Texas. From Port Arthur, take Hwy 82 east for about 15 miles into Louisiana. Please contact Gary Kelley (garymke@sbcglobal.net, telephone 409-679-1616) for more information, assignments and directions.

Orange County (TXOC): Sunday January 1, 2023.

Habitat covers marsh, woodlands, and the Cow Bayou watershed. All are invited, even if you are not an experienced birder or are only able to bird for part of the day. Feeder watchers are welcome to participate. Let us know in advance and we will find a suitable group for you to join. The more pairs of eyes in a group, the more birds will be seen. Contact Gary Kelley (garymke@sbcglobal.net, telephone 409-679-1616), for more information.

Turkey Creek (TXTC): Saturday, December 17, 2022.

This count in Hardin and Tyler Counties includes the Turkey Creek and Hickory Creek Savannah Units of the Big Thicket National Preserve. If not assigned in advance to a sector, meet the compilers outside the entrance to the Big Thicket Visitor Center on US69 at FM420, about 7 miles north of Kountze at 6:30 am. Sponsored by the Big Thicket National Preserve. Contact Co-compiler Nancy Angell. (nascanca@gmail.com, 214-912-1900). Co Compiler: Sheila Hebert, sheilakhebert@hotmail.com