FLC birding team

Members of the 2019-20 FLC Birding teams pictured are, not in order, Everett Gambill, Kennedy Engel, Blaine Chapman, Cason Cruzan, Faith Stiles, Ryan Brewington, Conner Hale, Cruz Dominguez, Kinslee Burton, Arwen Griffith, Riley Waggoner, Jake Self, Juliet Flores, Payten Vannapha, Elsie Hale, Lauren Holden, ABNC mentor Bron Rorex-Carrier, Brayden Tran, Kathryn Jones, Ty Blankenship, and ACISD School Sponsor Martha McLeod.

Fulton Learning Center recently announced its birding teams for the 2019-20 school year.

Try-outs were conducted during the first week of school.

“Students are ready to get to work, learning about the migratory and resident species of birds for this area of the Coastal Bend in Texas,” said FLC Birding Team Sponsor Martha McLeod.

Students will begin practicing every Wednesday morning at 7 a.m.; learning to identify bird species by their field marks and by the sounds they make.

Their first session was Wednesday, Aug. 28. They learned about the basic anatomy of birds.

The first field trip of the season will be to the annual “Hawk Watch” celebration at Hazel Bazemore Park in Calallen in September.

The FLC birding program has been an exemplary youth birding program in Texas for several years in a row. The success of the program is due in part from the support of Aransas County Independent School District staff, administrators, parents, community members, school board members, and from various birding organizations.

The FLC birding teams have also had collaborations and support from several community members and organizations such as the Aransas Bird & Nature Club, Texas Ornithological Society, Fennessey Ranch, and Captain Tommy Moore’s Rockport Birding and Kayak Adventures.

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