With the diverse ecological systems that are represented in Texas, the state has become known for the unparalleled bird-watching opportunities that can be found in the different regions. Because birding is easy for all ages to enjoy, it is a popular family activity that can lead to a lifelong hobby.
Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program, “The Basics of Bird-Watching,” on Wednesday, May 3, beginning at 10:30 am, in Meeting Room 2 of the University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus.
Marianne Feeney, a volunteer at Brazos Bend State Park and Houston Audubon, will talk about the wide variety of birds that can be found in the Gulf Coast area, and how to identify and classify them by their markings, behaviors, and habitats. She will also talk about how to choose an appropriate pair of binoculars.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the University Branch Library at 281-633-5100 or the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.