Volunteers Needed November 20-21, 2020 to Help Restore Aransas Pathways Gardens

Aransas Pathways and Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi Sea Grant Program  invite you to help restore our natural gardens at Linda Castro Bird and Nature Venue at 4041 TX-35 Rockport, TX. Friday, November 20, 2020 from 9 am to 12 noon Saturday November 21, 9 am to 11 am We also invite you to Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary at 1401 S Church St. Saturday, Nov 21, 8:30 am -11 am What better way to give back to your community while being outdoors and social distancing! Bring your gardening gloves, water, mask and favorite gardening tool. If you would like to

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BIG SIT – a big success at Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary

Great Texas Birding Classic

The “Big Sit” is an event held every year and sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife to promote birding and to record bird species in locations across the state. It is celebrated as the Great Texas Birding Classic. The Friends of Connie Hagar sponsored a team to honor the late Connie Hagar – the 1st lady of Texas birders. The team was headed up by Rockport’s Susan Foster. Due to COVID restrictions the number of participants was very limited. The total number of participants was nine. Birders gathered from 6 am to 6pm at the Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary and

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Kick-off for the 31st Annual HummerBird Celebration in 2019

Find your Pathway in Birding! Join us for a special Aransas Pathways Event ROCKPORT-FULTON, TX — Come join in as we take you on a tour of Aransas Pathways birding sites and win! The event will be the kick-off for the 31st Annual HummerBird Celebration. It will start on Thursday September 19, 2019 at 8:30 am with a coffee and snack welcome at the Aransas Pathway’s Center Pavilion, 2491 Hwy 35 North (Walmart entrance next to Tule Creek) in Rockport. Attendees will visit four Aransas pathways sites including Tule East, Linda S. Castro Sanctuary, Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary and The

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kick-off for the 30th Annual HummerBird Celebration

Find your Pathway in Birding! Join us for a special Aransas Pathways Event ROCKPORT-FULTON, TX — Come join in as we take you on a tour of Aransas Pathways birding sites and win! The event will be the kick-off for the 30th Annual HummerBird Celebration. It will start on Thursday September 13 at 7:30 am with a coffee and snack welcome at the Aransas Pathway’s Center Pavilion, 2491 Hwy 35 North (Walmart entrance next to Tule Creek) in Rockport. Attendees will visit four Aransas pathways sites including Linda S. Castro Sanctuary, Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary and The History Center for

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Join the BIG SIT at the Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary

On Saturday, May 6, 7 AM – 7 PM, a team of birders will compete in the mid-coast regional tournament to see or hear as many bird species as possible from a defined location.  This event is part of the Great Texas Birding Classic (Audubon Society) and the Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary is the 51st site on the Central Texas Coast trail. The contest begins at sunrise and continues all day.  A  17-foot diameter circle will be defined from which birds are identified. Team members can rotate in shifts or stay all day.  Canopies will be set up to provide

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Beware of Alligator

The Aransas Pathway’s Holiday Beach Venue is a great birding site but it also has alligators. The alligators are a great attraction for our out of town guests and residents alike. Alligators are predatory animals and can be dangerous. They should be left alone and do not feed them. Feeding them could harm the alligator and could put you in danger. Please keep what happened at Disney World last year in mind. That alligator was fed by people and when the Dad and Son stepped in the water the Alligator took the boy. We don’t want that.     [map]

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