The workshop is presented as a result of a partnership between Audubon Coastal Texas and the Friends of Anahuac Refuge (FOAR).  The goals of this partnership are to conduct free workshops to train volunteers to identify and count local birds, especially waterbirds, along the upper Texas coast including Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and other good birding locations in this coastal area. This bird monitoring project is needed to first establish a baseline of numbers of birds and secondly to use the information to manage bird populations by species.

These workshops will teach volunteers how to collect information by bird monitoring at the coastal locations such as Anahuac refuge. This workshop will be approximately one hour and will be paired with a 1-2 hour field trip which will help volunteers become comfortable with identifying birds and filling out the census form. Beginner and experienced birders are all welcome to participate.