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Winter Meeting 2021 - Day 1

Friday, January 13, was the first day in the field for attendees of the 2023 TOS Winter meeting which is being held in Abilene. It was a good day with great birds found by all the groups!

Sparrow Identification at Maddin Prairie, Native Prairies Association of Texas property: We thought we might have a Baird’s Sparrow, but it turned out to be a very yellow Savannah Sparrow.

The evening presentation by Dr Joel Brant was very interesting and informative. Who knew the Rolling Plains of Texas played such a big role in our understanding of the history of paleontological records! The fossils found in this area of Texas filled in gaps between the Devonian and Jurassic time periods.

More fun planned for Saturday!

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Shelia Hargis

Texas Ornithological Society

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