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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

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Phoenix, AZ., February 13-16, 2015.  We had a good group of 16 people and 89 species of birds!  We had great weather for the trip.  
Saturday morning we started off with a visit to Boyce Thompson Arboretum.  We were lucky to have a guide (Barbara Buck), who did a fabulous job for us.  We 
had a Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, good looks at Anna's Hummingbirds at feeders, Northern Cardinals, and a Hooded Merganser in the pond.  Fay and Kathy Millett 
brought sandwiches from Sack's in Tempe and we had a nice picnic under the trees.  After lunch, we went to Fountain Hills Lake where there's a 500 foot 
tall water fountain.  We saw five pair of Hooded Mergansers, who were performing synchronized swimming and diving - it was a fun show to watch!  We also saw lots 
of American Coots, who were running (try to imagine a Coot running!) for food being offered.  Saturday night we had our group dinner at a Thai Restaurant 
called the Siamese Cat and it was very good, with a lot of great food and conversation.  Sunday we went to Gilbert Water Ranch where we saw Abert's 
Towhee, lots of Verdins, Belted Kingfisher, Rosy-faced Lovebirds (blue, green, yellow and red colors on that bird), Sharp-shinned Hawk and, again, more Hooded 
Mergansers (you can never see too many of these!) and lots of ducks, egret and herons.  We broke for lunch at Tempe Town Market, where we had a variety of 
lunch places to pick from.  From there we headed to the west side of Phoenix to Arlington, where we had Lesser Scaup,Burrowing Owl, White-faced Ibis, Sandhill 
Cranes, and Long-Billed Curlews.  Before returning to Phoenix, we stopped at the famous Thrasher Spot, where a few of us saw the Le Conte's Thrasher.  On Monday 
morning, we went to the Papago Park and Phoenix Botanical Garden.  At Papago we had lots of Green Herons and Great Blue Herons.  At the Botanical Gardens, we 
had Gila Woodpeckers, Gilded Flicker, and both the Costa and Anna's Hummingbirds.  We had a Black-tailed Gnatcatcher and Cactus Wrens.  Several people had lifer's on this trip.  

 

 
Upcoming Events

FIELD TRIPS


Saturday, April 11, 2015. Join us for a birding trip to Rio Bosque Wetlands Park in El Paso's lower valley.  Burrowing Owls, White-tailed Kites, Harris's Hawks Cave Swallows and others have been seen.  Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the parking lot near the front entrance of Office Depot, at Geronimo and Gateway West (Bassett Center).  Open to the public.  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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