High Island, Texas is the Fenway Park or Wrigley Field of Birding . . . a place of tremendous bird diversity, but also a place where the community openly embraces the hordes of birders that descend on the small town each spring.
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Warblers continue to be slow in arriving this year, or perhaps the weather has been so good the wee-birds have continued to fly inland after crossing the gulf. So we didn’t see too much in the way of warblers today (we did get a handful), but the rookery (Neotropic Cormorants, Roseate Spoonbills, Snow and Great Egret nests) is beyond words. It is a quarter mile in length and up to 100 yards wide . . . deafening chatter, other bird life (Pied-Billed Grebes and American Coots), and Alligators prowling the perimeter it was a remarkable experience.
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Tomorrow . . . Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.