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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



Rattlesnake Springs, March 8, 2014.  The day was cold and windy.  We joined up with the UFOs (United Field Ornithologists) from Roswell for the day.  We had 21 birders.  Some of the birds we saw include a Great Horned Owl, lots of Vermillion Flycatchers and Black Phoebes.  We also had Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintails, Ring-necked Duck and American Wigeon for waterfowl.  Western Scrub-Jays, Steller's Jays, both Eastern and Western Bluebirds were seen.  We also had a Fox Sparrow.  On the unusual side, we had a Pacific Wren and a Streak-backed Oriole.  Despite the weather, it was a good birding day.





Rattlesnake Springs Birders

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park (MVBSP) and Leasburg Dam State Park (LDSP), Saturday, March 22, 2014. It was a beautiful day and 14 birders were on the trip.  Crossing the Rio Grande at MVBSP, we had a Belted Kingfisher, several Greatr Blue Herons and a Northern Harrier that was sitting on an island in the river.  Also seen were Northern Shovelers and American Wigeons.  Upon entering the Park, we immediately were greated by a Curve-billed Thrasher.  We were joined on our walk by one of the park rangers, Ken.  Our lighlights were lots of beautiful, singing Western Meadowlarks and also American Pipits.  Another great highlight was a Cooper's Hawk bathing in the river.  We then headed over to LDSP where we saw lots of sparrows, Brewer's, Lincoln and White-crowned as well as a Cinnamon Teal and a Blue-winged Teal.  We also spotted a Phainopepla.  We had our picnic lunches at one of the shelters where we were visited by Black-throated Sparrows, Gambel's Quail and Pyrrhuloxia.  Quite a few Turkey Vultures were soaring overhead.  We headed back to El Paso just as the winds picked up.  Great day!

Cooper's Hawk Bathing (Photo by D. Peveto)

Upcoming Events


Saturday, April 12, 2014, Aguirre Springs and other stops in the Las Cruces area.  This will be a moderate hike, birding grasslands for sparrows and also birding the parking areas, looking for montane birds.  There is a fee of $5 per car.  Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the southwest corner of the parking lot at the El Paso Outlet Mall at I10 and Transmountain (Talbot Rd. entrance to the Mall).  Bring a lunch and water.  Contact Mark at 637-3521.


Monthly Meeting

Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Centennial Museum UTEP.  Jane Poss will present "Atlantic Rain Forests in Brazil."  Join us for this interesting program.  Light refreshments will be served.  Open to the public.  Contact Scott Cutler at 581-6071.

























































































































































































































































































































































































































































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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