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Birding day at the Welder Wildlife Foundation

By by Dianna Wray
Nov. 9, 2010 at 5:09 a.m.

If you've a hankering to go birding, now's your chance.

The Welder Wildlife Foundation's annual Birding Day has rolled around, offering intermediate and advanced bird watchers the chance to go birding at the foundation in Sinton.

The Welder Wildlife Foundation is unique, Welder Wildlife Foundation conservation educator Mandy Corso said, because it offers a variety of habitats to go birding in including mesquite grasslands and wetlands.

"We're a stopover for birds migrating south, so we're seeing a lot of new birds right now. This can be the chance for people to see some really different birds," Corso said.

The day will be spent touring the 16 vegetative areas with a guide from the foundation, Corso said. The event costs $25 and includes lunch.

Corso said they try to hold events like this to give people a chance to come explore the foundation.

"We're really trying to expand and reach people, and this is the kind of thing we do to reach out," she said.

This event may not be a good fit for beginning bird watchers because the guides won't be doing a lot of preliminary instruction, but Corso said it's a good fit for intermediate and advanced bird watchers.

Participants in the event are advised to bring their own binoculars, she said.

"It should be a fun day. It's a good opportunity to get outside and enjoy being in nature," Corso said.

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