The Coastal Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist is an organization of trained volunteers, whose goal is to inspire children and adults to a new appreciation of their environment and to ensure that others will be able to enjoy natural Texas for years to come.
Each month, on the first Wednesday of the month (November through May), birders from the Coastal Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist conduct Bird Hikes through Seabourne Creek Nature Park. The free hike is open to the public and all birders of all skill levels are welcome. Hikers are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and to bring their own binoculars.
Rare Bird Sightings
The Bird Hikes are especially exciting during the fall and spring migration times. Unusual or rare bird sightings, such as a Green Kingfisher, a Western Tanager, and an American Avocet are documented and reported to e-Bird at Cornell University and a bird list for the park is maintained and updated each month following the hike.
In addition to the monthly Bird Hikes, the volunteer efforts of the Chapter at Seabourne Creek Nature Park have resulted in the development of an extensive Butterfly Garden, a new Wetlands, a Prairie Demo Garden, stocking the 4-acre lake with indigenous fish, a Bird Sanctuary and the annual Prairie Heritage Festival. The Chapter's volunteer activities also include outreach efforts with schools and Scout troops.
For more information on the Texas Master Naturalist program or the monthly Bird Hikes, call 281-633-7033 or visit Coastal Prairie Chapter.