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TOS Spring Meeting--April 24-27, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by James (Jim) L. Hailey   
Thursday, 14 November 2013 16:03

The Spring Meeting of the Texas Ornithological Society will be held in Freeport. Our host group is the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory and they have been hard a work setting up the impressive list of birding locations and trip leaders. We have chosen the weekend at the height of spring migration, April 24-27 to be on the Texas coast. With the excellent locations for our field trips we should be able to have maximum exposure to the many migrating species present at this time. Make plans to come and join us there. In addition, we will have an excellent line up of evening speakers. Our keynote speaker will be Drew Lanham, PhD., Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University. Drew is a wonderful speaker and strong proponent of ecology. And we will welcome back Mark Lockwood. Mark is the author of several books on Texas birds, works for the Texas Parks & Wildlife, and is the co-author of the soon to be released updated version of The TOS Handbook of Texas . Our final speaker will be Lee Hoy. Lee is a longtime birder, herp enthusiast and photographer from the Austin area. Our host hotel is the Cherotel at 925 Hwy 332 in Lake Jackson. Rates are $84 for a room with two queens or $79 for a single king—and, of course, taxes will be added. To get your accommodations call 979-297-1161 and mention you will be attending the TOS meeting. See you there.

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Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 10:58
 
Davis Mountains Weekend May 23-25, 2014, $75--FULL PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Sarkozi   
Sunday, 16 February 2014 15:41

Leader David Sarkozi

This field trip is designed to take advantage of the open weekend at the Texas Nature Conservnacy’s Davis Mountains Preserve. Target species will be Montezuma Quail, Common Black-Hawk, Zone-tailed Hawk, Band-tailed Pigeon, Mexican Whip-poor-will, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Acorn Woodpecker, Western Wood-Pewee, Gray Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Buff-breasted Flycatcher, Cassin’s Kingbird, Steller’s Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Pygmy Nuthatch, Painopepla, Hepatic Tanager, Western Tanager, and Scott’s Oriole.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 05:58
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Steve Gross Memorial PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Sarkozi   
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:20

The Texas Ornithological Society and the Texas Birding Community at large has suffered a great loss with the passing of Steve Gross. Steve Gross was a dedicated educator both as a professional and in the birding world. He was a mentor to many of all ages in Texas Birding. Many will be familiar with Steve's work with the Rockport young birder's big day Bird-a-thon to raise money for our sanctuaries.  Less well known was Steve was the first to volunteer to assist with summer workshops to aid teachers in introducing more young people to birds.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 February 2014 15:49
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Alaska 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Hailey   
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 09:07

 

TOS Alaska 2014

June 7-22, 2014

Once again TOS will offer a trip to the amazing State of Alaska. Participants will enjoy the beautiful, wild landscape of real wilderness and the amazing birds and wildlife that inhabit it. We will visit the Anchorage bowl which features Westchester Lagoon, the largest city park in the United States—Kincaid Park (1500 acres), Eagle River Nature Preserve and the famous Potter’s Marsh. Then our adventure takes us to the farthest most northern point in North America, Barrow. In Barrow the House Sparrow equivalent is the Snow Bunting, but we also have a chance at the four eiders, Red Phalarope, Snowy Owl and Arctic Fox.

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 November 2013 11:48
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