Day 1: Arrived at Houston airport and drove about 10 minutes to Jesse Jones Park to start our birding - not tons of birds but lots of mosquitos. Did manage one of our first target birds which was Carolina Chickadee. There were also good views of Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, Red-bellied, Downy and Pileated Woodpeckers.
There were thunderstorms in the forecast so headed towards our evening accommodation, Stage Coach Inn in Woodville. Just a note, this town is dry with the excpetion of one restaurant, The Tree.
Day 2: Drove to Angelina Forest - Baykin Recreational Area. We struggled at first but then hit the jackpot with our 3 target species all in about 10 yards. Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch and Bachman's Sparrow. This is a beautiful forest and we loved it. Also had Pine Warblers.