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TOS Winter Meeting, El Paso, Jan. 15-19 PDF Print E-mail
Written by James (Jim) L. Hailey   
Monday, 01 December 2014 12:28


TOS is pleased to announce that the winter meeting will be held in El Paso, TX, Jan. 15-19.  See all the details here.



Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 12:42
Calling all Texas Bird Artists PDF Print E-mail
Written by James (Jim) L. Hailey   
Friday, 21 November 2014 08:21

Your winning original Texas bird art painting may become the design on the 2015  T.O.S. T-shirt and the front cover of our 2015 T.O.S. magazine Texas Birds  Annual.

*No entry fee.

*Your original Texas bird art should be suitable for reproduction on the front of a  T-shirt---reproduction size approximately 8” x 10”.

*Please submit an electronic copy (1MB or larger minimum size PDF, JPG ,or TIFF) of your original Texas bird painting to:

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Deadline: January 1, 2015

Submit artwork as an e-mail attachment. In the text include your name, address, telephone and email contact information.

The original art work of the winning entry must be submitted to the T-shirt company for reproduction purposes. The art work will be returned to the artist after reproduction is completed. T.O.S. retains reproduction rights of the winning piece of art and is not responsible for loss of or damage to artwork in the U.S. mail.

The winning entry will be selected by the T.O.S. members attending the El Paso meeting January 15-18, 2015. TOS meeting registrants will be provided a ballot in their registration packet at the meeting. A printed copy of each submitted entry will be displayed at the voting site. Votes will be placed into the provided ballot box during the meeting near the registration desk or T.O.S. sales booth during meeting hours.

The newly designed T.O.S. T-shirts will be available for purchase at our Spring TOS meeting.


Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 12:39
East Texas Adventure PDF Print E-mail
Written by James (Jim) L. Hailey   
Monday, 03 November 2014 19:22

Tyler Audubon and TOS are sponsoring an East Texas Adventure on February 27 and 28, 2015. There will be no classes or meetings, just daily field trips. A block of rooms has been held at Comfort Inn & Suites located at 6702 Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX 75073 Phone: 903-561-0863 at a rate of $80 King or $90 2Queen/night.

Check in will be conducted from 4-6 pm at the event hotel on Feb 26 and 27.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:44
Maine, June 7-13, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Sarkozi   
Monday, 24 November 2014 12:39

Join the Texas Ornithological Society for some  Down East birding in Maine, June 7-13, 2015 We’ll meet up Sunday afternoon in Bangor, ME at the airport and join our guide Michael Goode from Down East Nature Tours. We’ll make the 90 minute drive to Millinocket, ME and make a few quick birding stops on the way to stretch our legs. After spending the night in Millinocket we’ll spend the day at Baxter State Park where the main target of the day will be Bicknell’s Thrush. For the thrush we’ll have to hike up about 2000’ to get above the treeline. Expect the round trip to take about 7 hours. Michael our guide suggests this trip shouldn't be a problem for anyone in reasonable shape. If you don’t feel up to the hike, a party can stay in the “lowlands” and still expect most of the boreal species on our target list like Gray Jay, Boreal, Chickadee, Black-capped Chickadee, Ruffed Grouse, 20+ species of warblers and northern finches like Purple Finch, White-winged Crossbill, and Evening Grosbeak.

Alaska 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Written by James (Jim) L. Hailey   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 08:46

This is definitely my last trip leading a TOS group to Alaska. This will make the 10th like this that I have done. As one of my friends recently said to me “this is the end of an era with many good memories.” I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them and look forward to this one as well. This trip includes several days birding in the Anchorage area—Potter’s Marsh, Eagle River Nature Center, Westchester Lagoon, Hillside and Kinkaid Parks—a four day excursion in Nome where we explore 225 miles of wilderness roads in search of birds and mammals, a two day trip to the most northern point in North America—Barrow—a two day adventure in Seward where we spend a full day out in the Kenai Fjiord National Wildlife Area looking at seabirds and ocean mammals and we complete this adventure with a three day trip along the magnificent old Denali Highway. This is truly a trip everyone remembers for a lifetime.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 19:28
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