Park Ranger Tami Schutter to speak to Lower Trinity Valley Bird Club

LIBERTY, January 2, 2013 - The January meeting of the LOWER TRINITY VALLEY BIRD CLUB will be held on, Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at The FLNB Corner (1822 Sam Houston Av, Liberty, TX) across for the First Liberty National Bank. Directions: from Hwy. 90, turn north on Travis St. (between Kentucky Fried Chicken and Whataburger), cross over the railroad tracks- The FLNB Corner is at the intersection of Sam Houston Av. and Travis St. Be sure to come early at 9:30 a.m. for our “Birder’s Chat” time. If you have any questions call President Gary Holmes at 281-576-0574 or e-mail him at geholmes@verizon.net.

Our speaker for January will be Tami Schutter, Park Ranger at Texas Chenier Plain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, her presentation will be: "Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, and Rails that Make it Home."

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge established in 1963, the 34,000-acre refuge is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, a national network of lands and waters set aside for the benefit of wildlife and you.

The management focus of the refuge (and its companion refuges, McFaddin and Texas Point) is to protect and manage the coastal marsh for migrating, wintering and breeding waterfowl, shorebirds and waterbirds, and provide strategic and crucial nesting areas for the neotropical migratory songbirds migrating across the Gulf of Mexico.

Tami will give an update on the Refuge and six rail species that inhabit the marshes of the refuge. The six rail species are: Clapper Rail, King Rail, Virginia Rail, and Sora. Black Rail is present, but very rare. Yellow Rail are there, too, but almost impossible to see.

 

 

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