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Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest on the Fennessey Ranch near Bayside, Texas. Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest on the Fennessey Ranch near Bayside, Texas.

Photos by Erick Schlegel

The Fennessey Ranch is part of a legendary 750,000 acre Texas land empire that has remained in the same family for 171 years.  The ranch consists of 4,000 acres of abundant wetlands, meadows, natural lakes, riparian woods and brush land and bordered on three sides by the Mission River. The Fennessey is located in the heart of the Central Flyway along a region of the Texas coastline known as the “Coastal Bend.”  The Fennessey has opened its gates for a wide array of unique recreational opportunities.

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The busiest bees in Texas are on the Fennessey Ranch and they are creating the best
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Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest on the Fennessey Ranch near Bayside, Texas. Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest on the Fennessey Ranch near Bayside, Texas.

Photos by Erick Schlegel

Hello Possums,

You know it is so hard to sit at a desk in front of a computer updating our web page when we can be outdoors at the ranch experiencing all the great things it has to offer.

Much to our delight our eagles have graced us with their return for their 10th year. Two years ago they decided they needed a different nest and moved to the other side of the power line where they built another nest to raise their hatchlings. When they returned last year they took possession of the entire power pole, incorporated both nests and now they have a condominium up there covering almost the entire span of that one power pole. The last sighting has the fledglings perched on top of the nest and checking out the world around them. They are a sight to see so book a tour and enjoy the view.

Another arrival to the ranch is our two families of coyotes. We caught glimpses the pups play-fighting in the grass while the adults keep a watchful eye for humans… or dinner! The coyote’s appearance is a hopeful sign that the land is coming back into balance but still fighting to recover from the destructive drought.

Of course a great way to experience these critters and more is to call us to book a Custom Tour still a bargain at $105.00 per person, 2-person minimum. This is an all day trip in the field with experienced guides Nan Dietert and Lyndon Holcomb. You bring your picnic lunch and visit some of the most primitive areas of the ranch. You must call and arrange reservations for this awesome trip.

Our spring migration dates are posted and we welcome your calls to reserve your spot. We leave the gate at 7:30 AM and finish up around 3:00 PM. We provide lunch and Nan will guide us. Generally, we tally almost 80 species in one day.

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