The Aransas County Independent School District birding team took their first field trip of the year to the Fennessey Ranch near Bayside Saturday, Oct. 31.

The ranch is known statewide as a premiere birding, photography, hunting, and star gazing location.

The team was given free admission and a tour by retired Nature Manager Sally Crofutt.

Students logged down 36 species of birds while on the tour. They also captured a Bald Eagle fly right over their hay ride trailer and saw the eagle’s nest resting on power lines in the distance.

Students participating in the field trip were Ryan Brewington, Kinslee Burton, Cruz Dominguez, Conner Hale, Riley Waggoner, Logann Wood, Blaine Chapman, Kennedy Engel, Everett Gambill, Samuel Lynch, Braden Almond, Bradford Brundrett, Ella Buckley, Pasquale Dominguez, Haidyn Garcia, Sara Goode, Bryant Manning, Kayden Tran, and Hollis Weems.

Students were accompanied by FLC school sponsor Martha McLeod and Fulton Learning Center 5th grade teacher Katharine Holt.

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