We left the refuge at 7:00am and arrived at the launch about 9:00am. Our launch site was off highway 48 between Brownsville and Port Isabel. Our goal was to try and find that Mangrove Warbler and to have a good time trying. Mangroves line both sides of the waterway, and this is its habitat.
This was my rowing buddy, Dave, as Wallace decided to stay back at the refuge and work. We made a good pair. Never once did he tell me how to paddle or what I was doing wrong. Not so in some of the other canoes. he he.
And looked....to no avail.
These two American White Pelicans flew right over us. Some learned a little about oysters and saw their beds. I even saw one of them spirt!! We tallied up a total of over 40 species in the two hours we were on the water with the last bird of the trip being the American Oystercatcher.
We found this little place for lunch in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart where we ordered barbeque sandwiches.
A great time was had by one and all. Even tho' some of us were a little sore the next day.