Texas and Louisiana: Migration Madness on the Gulf

April 20-27, 2024

From: Houston, TX
Participant Limit: 10
Activity Level: Light

Price: $2,799 per person

Double occupancy. Single supplement: $550

This is a birding tour, designed to see as many bird species as possible, with special focus on specialty species.

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Join us as we spend a week birding the Upper Gulf Coast in the midst of migration. This tour is timed to coincide with peak migration, and we hope to experience some of the huge numbers of migrant birds that makes this area famous.

For the first part of the trip we will be based out of Beaumont, Texas putting us in a perfect position to visit many of these wonderful birding areas in this region. Some of our stops will include High Island, Bolivar Peninsula, Anahuac NWR, Sea Rim State Park, and Sabine Woods. The focus will be on migrants at all of these locations but we’ll also be looking for resident Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Bachman’s Sparrow, Brown-headed Nuthatch and more in the “piney woods” north of Beaumont.

We’ll then move on and spend a couple of nights in Lake Charles, Louisiana where we’ll be looking for many of the same migrants but at a number of new locations. The habitat in this corner of Louisiana is excellent and we’ll visit vast inland and coastal marshes, woodlots, beaches and more. With the correct conditions, this area of Louisiana can see just as many birds as the famed High Island.

Trip Leaders

Eric Ripma


  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Ground Transportation
  • Park Entrance Fees

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Passport and Visa Fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Items
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips

Tour Route

Texas and Louisiana: Migration Madness on the Gulf - Map

Birds and More Seen on This Tour

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