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WELCOME..to the Tyler chapter of the National Audubon Society.

Tyler Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity

MEMBERSHIPSupport your Tyler Audubon chapter! Everyone is welcome to our meetings, with free programs of interest to nature fans of all ages. You can also find current information about upcoming birding trips and other events. Check our other links for helpful information, recent sightings, and other birding opportunities.

Interested in Bird Banding activities in East Texas?
Contact Tom Walker for latest information 903-665-8289 or

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HISTORY OF AUDUBON - Click here to read the story of John James Audubon and how the Audubon Society came into existence

Common Nighthawk photo by Janet Cook at Lake Fork on Oct 4, 2012Common Nighthawk
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Tyler Audubon Society is devoted to the enjoyment and safekeeping of the natural world. Through the participation in birding, education and conservation ventures, we encourage East Texans to join us in our mission.

The primary objective of the Tyler Audubon Society is to create an awareness of the natural world's beauty and problems by promoting an appreciation of birds, other wildlife and habitat,  to promote an awareness of the environmental problems of the past, present and future, and to find solutions for these problems. 



 
NEXT MEETING AND PROGRAM

Tuesday Feb 10, 2015

6:30 PM

Eastern Colombia Field Trip

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We usually meet each second Tuesday Sept-May @ Pollard United Methodist Church, 3030 New Copeland Road, Tyler Texas.

View Tyler CBC Results Here

FIELD TRIP Details

Saturday, January 17, 2015. Lake Wright Patman.Mike Dillon will lead this trip to look for waterfowl and wintering landbirds at several locations around the lake, birding in Cass and Bowie counties.

Saturday, January 24, 2015. Bellwood Lake and other spots around Tyler. We will check out Bellwood Lake for ducks, rails and wintering landbirds, then go to other ponds, including Lago del Pino, to check for waterfowl. If time permits, we will also visit Pleasure Acres for sparrows and other wintering birds. This trip is suitable for beginners. Easy walking at all locations on this trip.

Saturday January 31, 2015 -- Upshur County Bird Blitz. David Brotherton will lead us on a bird blitz for Upshur County on the afternoon of January 31.  Meet at the Ore City High School at 1 :00 PM.  We'll pick some hot spots across the county and head out.  This trip is open to birders of all ages and experience levels.

Check here for details and directions.

COMING EVENTS

East Texas Adventure - Tyler Audubon and Texas Ornithological Society are sponsoring an East Texas Adventure on February 27 and 28, 2015. Four field trips are planned to:

 
 
 
 

See Texas Ornithological Society for more details.

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CURRENT NEWSLETTER
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RECENT SIGHTINGS

Rio Grande Valley photo album

Ecuador Presentation

Panama Presentation (18 MB PDF)

Seven adventurous birders traveled to Ecuador last spring. The trip worked both the Western slope of the Andes (from 1500' to 12,000' elevation) and the upper Amazon river bason.

Andean Cock-of-the-rock Rufus Antpita
Andean Cock-of-the-rock and Rufus Antpita
Sword-bill Hummer Toucan Barbet

Sword-bill Hummingbird and Toucan Barbet

Violet-tailed Sylph Many-banded Aracari

Violet-tailed Sylph and Many-banded Aracari


NETFONortheast Texas Field Ornithologists maintains an archive of current and past Bird Reports for Northeast Texas. Here is the most recent NETFO report

VOLUNTEER
There are lots of ways you can get more involved in Tyler Audubon. Volunteering is a lot of fun. You make new friends. You learn new skills. You find yourself smiling a lot. We guarantee—it’s worth it.