Junior birders

Courtesy photo by Calligraphy Lauseng

Courtesy photo by Calligraphy Lauseng

Some H.G. Olsen Elementary School students regularly take part in an after-school junior birding program. Posing for a photo at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center on Monday, May 9, are, back row, from left: Joan Holt, a volunteer; Rae Mooney, Port Aransas Nature Preserve manager; Isabella Johnson, a student; Leslie Hoekstra, volunteer; and Suanne Pyle, lead volunteer. Middle row, from left: Volunteer Julie Findley and students Brady Bepko, Adriel Jimenez, Teagan Perelli, Ryder Dumas, Hart Young and David Baird. Front row, from left: Jason Baird Kynsler Garrett, Mason Craig, Jace Underwood, Colton McRae and Corbin Williams. The group took part in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Great Birding Classic in which birders located as many bird species as they could while staying in one area. Their team, called the TOS Olsen Ospreys, was sponsored by the Texas Ornithological Society.

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