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Welcome to the El Paso / Trans-Pecos Audubon Society!

We are a chapter of the National Audubon Society.  We have a large territory, all of Texas west of the Pecos River (the "Trans-Pecos").  Our members are found throughout the Trans-Pecos, but most live in the region's largest city, El Paso.  Birds, birding, wildlife, he environment, and our community are the concerns of the El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society. Please consider joining now!


Notes from the Field



 Sierra Vista, AZ, Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26, 2014.  Approximately 30 birders converged on Sierra Vista for a three-day weekend of nonstop birding.  The trip has been dubbed the "baby bird trip" because of the large number of fledglings and young we saw.  Despite the large group, everything went very smoothly.  We were aided by Eddie Chew and Fay Millett, who were both very helpful.  We arrived Friday mid-day and went straight to Miller Canyon, where we saw the Spotted Owl and one young.  We saw the male nearby.  At the hummingbird feeders we were lucky enough to have good looks at the White-eared Hummingbird, plus other species.  That evening, we split into two groups - one going to Mary Jo Ballator's B&B, where we had a Hooded Oriole and many others, and Batistte's B&B, where we had the Elf Owl, the Acorn Woodpecker and an Anna's Hummingbird.  Saturday morning we went to Ramsey Canyon, where we had Wild Turkeys, Painted Redstarts, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher and Hepatic Tanager.  We broke for lunch and then went to San Pedro House, where we saw nesting Curve-billed Thrasher, young Vermilion Flycatchers being fed by their parents, Yellow-breasted Chat, Bronzed Cowbird and Blue Grosbeaks, among others.  Saturday night we had our group dinner at the Country House Family Restaurant and everyone seemed to enjoy it.  We had an early start Sunday and drove to Patagonia to Paton's House, which is now a protected birding area thanks to everyone who donated money (including El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society) in order to preserve it for future generations.  There we had White-breasted Nuthatches feeding their young on tree trunks, great looks at Summer Tanagers, Abert's Towhee, Northern Cardinal, Black-headed Grossbeak, among others.  We had lunch on the Sonoita Preserve where we hiked and saw a Gray Hawk with an immature and several Flycatchers.  On our drive to the famous reststop, we saw a baby Zone-tailed Hawk on the nest.  At the reststop we saw the Thick-billed Kingbird and a Zone-tailed Hawk.  Our caravan of cars had an additional treat of forging a creek. 

Upcoming Events


Saturday, September 20, 2014, Reservoirs Down the Valley.  We will bird Rio Bosque Wetlands Park and work our way down the Valley, hoping to see waterfowl, hawks and others.  Bring a lunch, water and binoculars.  We will meet at 6:30 a.m. at the parking lot of Burlington Coat Factory at 1144 N. Yarbrough.  Exit at Yarbrough.  At the light, turn left under I-10.  Burlington is on the right.  Beginners and nonmembers are welcome. Contact Mark at 915-637-3521.


Monthly Meeting


Join us for our September Meeting and Program on Monday, September 15, 2014, 7:00 p.m., UTEP Centennial Museum at the corner of University and Wiggins.  A 30 minute video will be presented.  Follow a pair of Mexican Spotted Owls in Miller Canyon through two nesting seasons in the Huachuca Mountains of southeast Arizona. Watch their young as they develop both in and out of the nest. Discover interesting behaviors and interactions among family members. Learn their diet preferences based on examinations of regurgitated pellets.  Open to the public.  Contact Scott Cutler at 581-6071 for more info.
























































































































































































































































































































































































































































Injured Wild Animal?


Have you found an injured wild animal or bird?

DO NOT send an e-mail to us! It may be too late before we can respond.

The Chihuahuan Desert Wildlife Rescue (CDWR) are the people who can help you and you can get more information by clickinghere.


All of our field trips and monthly meetings are open to beginners and nonmembers.Smile



Not a member, but you would like to be? It's easy and not expensive. $15 per year gets you a membership to El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society. You will receive the Newsletter and your dues help the chapter implement and carry outcommunity and educational activities. The chapter is responsible for the care, upkeep and promotion of FeatherLake as well as providing financial assistance to Rio Bosque Wetlands Park andTexas Audubon Society. The chapter ispresent at Keystone Heritage Park twice a month to assist the public in identification and education of the birds that visit that area. The chapter provides monthly educational and informativeprograms and field trips. If you want to become a member, just fill out the membership form below and mail to: EPTP Audubon, P.O. Box 972441, El Paso, TX 79997 with your check for $15.00. Your support is appreciated. Thank you. El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Local Chapter Membership. Your $15.00 will help support chapter activities and you will receive The Roadrunner delivered to your mailbox. If you would like to save the Chapter the postage, you can request it be delivered to you electronically. Make checks payable to the El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society.

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