My home base: Houston, Texas
sample habitat images
Habitat Images
Houston: Arthur Storey Park
Houston: Brays Bayou
Brazos Bend State Park
Brazoria NWR
San Bernard NWR
Anahuac NWR
Texas City Dike
Houston; flood control reservoir
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my home base Houston, Texas
  • Photographic Locations (all in Texas): Houston , Sugarland, Missouri City, Galveston, Freeport, Anahuac, Surfside, Quintana
  • Primary Bird Photographic Locations (all in Texas): Surfside, Quintana, Houston:Arthur Storey Park, Brays Bayou and various flood control reservoirs, Brazos Bend State Park, Texas City Dike(pre-2008), and the Anahuac, Brazoria, and San Bernard National Wildlife Refuges.
  • Favorite Locations for Bird Photography:Houston:Arthur Storey Park(flood control reservior and Brays Bayou) followed closely by Brazos Bend State Park
  • Favorite Bird:Purple Gallinule
  • Most Elusive Birds (for me): bitterns
  • Most Difficult to Get Close Enough To: kingfishers
Most Encountered Birds by Location
  • Houston:Arthur Storey Park; flood control reservior and Brays Bayou: Great Blue Heron, *Great Egret, *Snowy Egret, White Pelicans (winter), Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned and Black-crowned Night Herons, cormorants
  • Brazos Bend State Park:virtually all species depending on time of year except for Brown Pelicans and other salt water specific species, *Green Heron, *Purple Gallinule
  • Brazoria NWR: Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Tricolored Heron, White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Black-necked Stilt, Great Blue Heron, Little Blue Heron, *Reddish Egret, Common Moorhen, *Purple Gallinule
  • San Bernard NWR: Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Green Heron, Common Moorhen, Tricolored Heron
  • Anahuac NWR: Tricolored Heron, *Black-necked Stilt, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, White Ibis, White-faced Ibis, cormorants, Roseate Spoonbill, Green Heron, Common Moorhen, Purple Gallinule
  • Surfside: Brown Pelican, seagulls, terns, Roseate Spoonbill, *Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Reddish Egret, cormorants, Tricolored Heron, sandpipers, Little Blue Heron, *Black Skimmer,
  • Quintana: Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Tricolored Heron, Terns, Roseate Spoonbills, *sandpipers and plovers, Yellow-crowned Night Herons
  • Texas City Dike(pre-2008)Note: the Texas City Dike was demolished by Hurricane Ike on Sepember 12, 2008, and as of January 2009 it is illegal to enter it.: *Brown Pelican, *American White Pelican (winter), *Black-crowned Night-heron, seagulls, terns, *American Oystercatcher, Black Skimmer, cormorants, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret Locations
* indicates best location for this bird