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Notes from the Field
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park and Leasburg Dam State Park, Saturday March 20, 2013. A visitor from Toronto, Canada, Naish McHugh, joined us on the trip. Our first stop was in Vinton to see if the Lewis's Woodpecker was still there, and it was! We also got a Cassin's Finch at the same time. Both of these birds were life birds for Naish! Several others in the group had not seen these birds before either, so it was great fun. By the time we got to Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park the winds has picked up, but we still managed to bird there and we had a good look at a Western Meadowlark, Red-tailed Hawk, Say's Phoebe and Verdin, then headed over to Leasburg Dam State Park, where we had Black-throated Sparrow and Pyrrhuloxia. We managed to eat a quick lunch and head back to El Paso in a dust storm! We had over 30 species of birds despite the weather.
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Annual Awards Dinner and Program, Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Annual Awards Dinner and Program was held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Opus World Bistro. The Program, photos and experiences from a trip to Australia, was presented by Jim Paton. Jim presented beautiful pictures of birds as well as the countryside. The Conservation Award was presented to Rick LoBello, for his work and dedication to conservation education.
Rick LoBello receiving the Conservation Award from John Kiseda