Thu, Feb 08|
South Padre Island Birding Nature Center
"Partners in Conservation" Tour (Laguna Atascosa Lakeside Drive & Cactus Creek Ranch) (1)
Tour Laguna Atascosa NWR's "Lakeside Drive" and Cactus Creek Ranch and discover their incredible partnership to conserve important habitat and species through land stewardship and community education!
Time & Location
Feb 08, 2024, 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
South Padre Island Birding Nature Center, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
About the Event
Learn about the important partnership between the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and its neighbor, Cactus Creek Ranch, a wildlife conservation and education ranch.
The tour will begin with a van tour of the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge's "Lakeside Drive" which travels along the shore of the Laguna Atascosa, a freshwater lake where an incredible diversity of wildlife congregate! We'll have to opportunity to see an amazing number and diversity of wintering waterfowl as well specialty songbirds (Green Jays, Altamira Oriole, Great Kiskadee), birds of prey, Nilgai, White-tailed Deer, Texas Tortoise, American Alligators and other amazing wildlife.
The end of the drive will leave us practically at Cactus Creek Ranch, where we will join ranch owner, Mary Jo Bogatto, for a tour of her unique ranch house full of interesting natural history artifacts followed by a short walking tour of the property. She and her family of will detail the work that they do on the ranch for wildlife conservation and education and tell us all about the valuble partnership between the ranch and the refuge.
This is a tour for all nature lovers interested insight on the refuge and life among the wildlife of the coastal tip of Texas.
Binoculars will be availalbe to borrow during this tour.
Birding tour leaves from and returns to the South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center.
Make sure to pack a water bottle and some snacks.
Cancelletions must be done 4 days in advance for a 50% refund.
Tour goes out rain or shine, but in case of severe weather the tour will be postponed to Thursday, Feb 15th at the same time.
- Ticket type
Partners in Conservation WWEPrice$80.00
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