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Sabine Woods Sanctuary is Expanding!

The Texas Ornithological Society's Sabine Woods Sanctuary has long been considered one of the most productive migrant stop-overs along the entire Texas Coast for spring and fall migration. Spring brings warblers, thrushes, tanagers, vireos, orioles, flycatchers, etc. Large oaks, mulberry trees, ponds and areas of thick undergrowth provide a protected stopping point on the Gulf coast for neotropical migrants. The fall brings hundreds of hummingbirds, mostly Ruby-throated, flocking to the lantana thickets, as well as warblers, thrushes, tanagers, vireos, orioles, flycatchers, though most are in lesser numbers than the Spring. Birders from all over make Sabine Woods Sanctuary a destination hot spot to see a large variety of birds.

TOS has secured a lease to expand the site adding an additional 14 acres. Together with the Golden Triangle Audubon Society, we intend to expand the protected habitat for migrating birds and make it more accessible to the birding community. With the help of donations and volunteers, the facility improvements are expected to include a safe parking area, additional drips and blinds, benches, trails, invasive plant removal and the planting of native trees and bushes. Special thanks to John Whittle from Golden Triangle Audubon, the Doornbos family trust and Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau who all helped move this expansion from a concept to reality.

Make Sabine Woods Sanctuary a part of your birding adventure. Click HERE to donate to the TOS Sanctuary Fund to help fund the improvements!

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