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New Photo Albums: Upper Texas Coast and Rio Grande Valley

Surprise at High Island - Western Tanager on April 24, 2013

 

Photos by Janet Cook, Linda Price, Justin Valleau

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?
Next activity: Saturday February 23. 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, March 11 2014

6:30 PM

Ecuador Trip Review

Lots of photos and interesting tales.

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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, March 1. Richland Creek WMA for waterfowl and winter visitors. This trip is suitable for beginners. We hope to see 15+ species of ducks and geese and wintering landbirds. We will bird along the road, with minimal walking.

Saturday, March 15, 2014. Lake Tawakoni for loons, shorebirds and early spring landbirds. We will meet at 7:30 am at the Van Zandt county boat ramp.

Check here for details and directions.

COMING EVENTS

Rio Grand Valley Birding Festival - Nov 5-9, 2014

22 New pictures added to the Rio Grande Valley photo album. Tell me what you think by leaving comments in the album...

Bird Watchers Digest Festival Finder

CURRENT NEWSLETTER
We are looking for a replacement for our newsletter editor. The most recent issue is here.

RECENT SIGHTINGS

Ecuador Presentation

Panama Presentation (18 MB PDF)

Ten adventurous birders traveled to Canopy Tower (Panama) this summer.


Green Honeycreeper
Keel-billed Toucan and Male Green Honeycreeper
Rufous Motmot Black-throated Trogon
Rufous Motmot and Black-throated Trogon

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.

HELP WITH A PROJECT
Langley Island - The Tyler Audubon Society, working with Audubon Texas and the City of Tyler, continues to improve the habitat at Langley Island. The objective is to improve the access, enhance the habitat, and increase the educational value for visitors while maintaining the uniqueness of the island.

Tasks to be completed:
1. Install 3rd nesting platform on the west side of island
2. Install 4 Barred Owl boxes 20+ feet high (climber is probably better than ladder)
3. Install the remaining 6 duck boxes
4. Install 1 large and 1 small Langley signs
5. Install 6 Bluebird type boxes
6. Clean up trash on each trip

Once again, thanks for your help in the past and I hope to see you again this year.

Joe Marsey  903 714 7889