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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



Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, January 24 and 25, 2015. We had a nice group of 18 people on the trip.  On Saturday we birded around the Visitor's Center at the Refuge.  There were quite a few good birds at the window at the Visitor's Center, including Green Towhee, Spotted Towhee, White-throated Sparrow, Pyrrhuloxia, Cooper's Hawk and Gambel's Quail.  We then drove the loops on the Refuge where we had lots of Snow Geese, Ross's Geese, Canada Geese and Sandhill Cranes.  We did see quite a few raptors including Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, American Kestrel and lots of Red-tailed Hawks.  A standout at one of the ponds was a Tundra Swan.  We went to both the fly-in and the fly-out.  We had the geese all fly over us all at once!  Sautrday night we ate at Bodega in Socorro and we had a nice meal and lively conversation.  Sunday, after the fly-out, we headed up to Water Canyon, which still had a good bit of snow on the ground.  There we had a large flock of Pine Siskins, Western Blue Birds and a great look at a Townsend's Solitaire.  On our way back to El Paso, we stopped at Percha Dam, where we had a Belted Kingfisher and an Osprey, and we got to watch a Sora, which is difficult to see, spend quite a while in the open, eating.  That was our last stop before heading back to El Paso.



Upcoming Events


Elephant Butte, Saturday, March 14, 2015.  Meet at 6:30 a.m. at the southwest corner of the parking lot of the El Paso Outlet Mall at I-10 and Transmountain (Talbot Road entrance to the Mall).  This would be the second Transmountain Exit off I-10 coming from the east.  Bring a lunch.  Contact Mark Perkins at 915-637-3521.


















































































































































































































































































































































































































































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.

Second Chance Wildlife Rescue are the people who can help you and you can get more information by calling 915-920-7867.


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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