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Upcoming Texas Birding events, compiled by Nina Rach, updated 12 Sept 2016 (with 12 CBC dates so far)
[please send corrections and additions to NRach@AutreVie.com]
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Sept 12 – Mon – Hermann Park monthly bird survey (second Mondays), meet at 7:30am in parking lot D (behind lot E) on south side of Miller Outdoor Theatre stage, Houston. Contact: Jim Winn, jimwinn@swbell.net;  Harlan Evans, harlanj42@sbcglobal.net
Sept 12 – Mon - OG Monthly Meeting, Bayland Community Center, Houston, 6:30pm. Joann Rain on Crows;
Speaker: Mark “Westelev “Kulstad, “Birding in Spain: Sierra de Gredos Park, Monfragüe Natl Park, and the plains of Extremadura”
Sept 13 – Tues – Second Tuesday Birding trip with Jesse Huth, Huth Avian Services. Meet at Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12, at 7:15am, bird in a Hays County location until noon. http://www.huthavian.com/upcoming-trips.html
Sept 14 – Wed – Kleb Woods Nature Sanctuary weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am, Tomball, Harris County
Sept 15 – Thurs – First for Fall - Baytown Nature Center Bird Survey, 8:00 am with David Hanson, Harris County (admission waived)
Sept 15 – Thurs – Monthly meeting of Huntsville Audubon Society, at City of Huntsville Service Center, 448 Hwy 75 North, in second-floor conference room, 6:00pm supper, 6:30pm program, http://www.huntsvilleaudubon.org/
Sept 15-18 – Thurs-Sun - Hummingbird Festival, Rockport, http://www.rockport-fulton.org/HB
Sept 17 - Sat - Monthly Visitors Day at the Houston Outdoor Nature Club's Little Thicket Sanctuary (LTNS), near Cleveland in San Jacinto County! Sanctuary Manager Aaron Stoley, presiding
Sept 17 – Sat – Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza, Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 Highway 332 W, Lake Jackson, 8:00-12 noon
Sept 17 – Sat – Sheldon Lake Monthly Bird Survey, 8am, Pond Center Pavilion, Harris County (third Saturdays, Sept-May)
Contact Hannah Buschert, Hannah.Buschert@tpwd.texas.gov
Sept 17-Oct 17 – Inaugural Sheldon Lake Birding League (month-long)! Info session at 11am, Acorn Annex building. Register teams with Cullen Ondracek, (#225) Cullen.Ondracek@tpwd.texas.gov or Hannah Buschert (#232), Hannah.Buschert@tpwd.texas.gov, 281-456-2800
Sept 17 – Sat – Pelagic trip (#4 of 7), S. Padre Island, 6am-6pm (12-hour), texaspelagics.com
Sept 17 – Sat – Houston Audubon Society field trip to Smith Point Hawk Watch, meet John Bartos, HAS president at the tower, 8am.
Sept 17 – Sat – Galveston County Audubon Group field trip to Galveston’s West End, meet at the parking lot on the south side of Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid at 8:00 AM. Greg Whittaker will have the Moody Gardens van available for those that would like to carpool. You can call Greg at (409) 683-4101.
Sept 17 – Sat - Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Walk (third Sat), Austin, 7:30-11:00am, http://travisaudubon.org/audubonevent/field-trip-hornsby-bend-monthly-bird-walk-12
Sept 17 – Sat – Willow Waterhole monthly bird survey (third Saturdays), meet at 8am (new fall start) in the parking lot of the Gathering Place at 5310 South Willow Drive, Houston. Mark Meyer: mmeyer4399@aol.com
Sept 17 – Sat - Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, Lake Jackson, public bird banding session, 8am – 12pm. www.gcbo.org
Gulf Coast Young Ornithologists meet 9-11am
Sept 17 – Sat – Weekly Birding Walk in the Park, Davis Mountains State Park, 8:30-10:30am
Sept 17 – Sat – Hueco Tanks Birding Hike, Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, 8:00am at interpretive center (third Saturdays), https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/hueco-tanks/hueco-tanks-birding-hike/2016-09-17  Contact Ted Pick, Ted.Pick@tpwd.texas.gov
Sept 18 – Sun – Ornithology Group field trip to Texas City Dike and Amoco Settling Ponds, led by Allen Hardee.
Sept 20 – Tues – Houston Audubon, Fall Hawk Migration class with Glenn Olsen, 7:00-8:45pm *Must register in advance*
http://www.houstonaudubon.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/733/MenuGroup/Birding.htm
Sept 21 – Wed – Kleb Woods Nature Sanctuary weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am, Tomball, Harris County
Sept 21 – Wed – Houston Audubon Nature Photography Association (HANPA) meeting – Nature Photography with Tom R. Chambers, 7:00pm in the Edith L. Moore Sanctuary Headquarters library. This presentation will focus on Buffalo Bayou, Bush Park (West Houston), and The Big Thicket.
Sept 22 –Oct 20 – Thurs – Birding Beyond Borders course by Glenn Olsen, Rice Univ. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Houston. Five sessions, plus field trip October 8 or 15. Section 1 meets 1:30-3pm, Section 2 meets 7-8:30pm. $190 tuition http://glasscock.rice.edu/birding-beyond-borders
Sept 24 - Sat – Pelagic trip (#5 of 7), S. Padre Island, 12-hour (exclusive for Arroyo Colorado Audubon Society)
Sept 24 – Sat – Weekly Birding Walk in the Park, Davis Mountains State Park, 8:30-10:30am
Sept 27 – Tues – Houston Audubon Senior Bus Trip to Anahuac and Smith Point Hawk Watch
Sept 28 – Wed – Archbishop Fiorenza Phase II Park, 13551 Westpark Dr., Houston - monthly bird survey (fourth Wednesdays); meet at 7:30am parking lot off Eldridge. Contact Mary Ann Weber to participate: maweber@houstonaudubon.org
Sept 28 – Wed – Kleb Woods Nature Sanctuary weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am, Tomball, Harris County
Sept 30 – Fri – Houston Audubon’s Amazing Raptors program at Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center, with Mary Anne Weber, 7pm *advance registration required* - Program will be repeated March 10, 2017 http://www.houstonaudubon.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/1078/MenuGroup/Education.htm
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Oct 1 – Sat – Attwater Prairie Chicken monthly refuge tour (free, but must reserve in advance)
http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=2147494235
Oct 1 – Sat – Weekly Birding Walk in the Park, Davis Mountains State Park, 8:30-10:30am
Oct 1 – Sat – Houston Audubon’s Bolivar Flats Beach Ramble (1st Saturdays); meet at 10am at the vehicular barrier.
Oct 3 – Mon – Hogg Bird Sanctuary monthly bird sanctuary (first Mondays), meet at 7:30am, Bayou Bend parking lot
at 1 Westcott St, Houston. Contact Aaron Stoley, aandkstoley@yahoo.com
Oct 3 – Mon - OG Monthly Meeting, Bayland Community Center, Houston, 6:30pm
Oct 5 – Wed – Kleb Woods Nature Sanctuary weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am, Tomball, Harris County
Oct 6 – Thurs – Online auction begins for Houston Audubon’s annual gala
Oct 8 – Sat – Pelagic trip (#6 of 7), S. Padre Island, 12-hour, texaspelagics.com
Oct 8 – Sat - Armand Bayou Nature Center Bird Survey, 7am, led by Andrew Hamlett (bachwblr@yahoo.com)

Oct 8  – Sat - Second Saturday Bird Walk at The Heard Museum, led by Gailon Brehm & Rodney Thomas, Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society (PTAS) 8:00am-9:30am, 1 Nature Place, McKinney, Texas 75069. http://prairieandtimbers.org/fieldtrips.htm and  http://www.heardmuseum.org/birding#birdwalk

Oct 8 – Sat – Weekly Birding Walk in the Park, Davis Mountains State Park, 8:30-10:30am
Oct 10 – Mon – Hermann Park monthly bird survey (second Mondays), meet at 7:30am in parking lot D (behind lot E) on south side of Miller Outdoor Theatre stage, Houston. Contact: Jim Winn, jimwinn@swbell.net;  Harlan Evans, harlanj42@sbcglobal.net
Oct 11 – Tues – Second Tuesday Birding trip with Jesse Huth, Huth Avian Services. Meet at Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12, at 7:15am, bird in a Hays County location until noon. http://www.huthavian.com/upcoming-trips.html
Oct 12 – Wed – Kleb Woods Nature Sanctuary weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am, Tomball, Harris County
Oct 12 – Wed – Houston Audubon Senior Bus Trip to Fiorenza Park, Highway 6 Heron Rookery, Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary
Oct 13 – Thurs – Galveston County Audubon Group meeting, Wortham Auditorium on the first floor at the Rosenberg Library, Social 6:30, meeting 7-8pm.
Oct 15 – Sat - Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Walk (third Sat), Austin, 7:30-11:00am, http://travisaudubon.org/audubonevent/field-trip-hornsby-bend-monthly-bird-walk-12
Oct 15 – Sat – Sheldon Lake Monthly Bird Survey, 8am, Pond Center Pavilion, Harris County (third Saturdays, Sept-May)
Contact Hannah Buschert, Hannah.Buschert@tpwd.texas.gov
Oct 15 – Sat – Willow Waterhole monthly bird survey (third Saturdays), meet at 8am (fall start) in the parking lot of the Gathering Place at 5310 South Willow Drive, Houston. Mark Meyer: mmeyer4399@aol.com
Oct 15 – Sat - Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, public bird banding session, 8am – 12pm. www.gcbo.org
Gulf Coast Young Ornithologists meet 9-11am
Oct 15 – Sat - Galveston County Audubon Group field trip
Oct 15 – Sat – Davis Mountains Preserve Open Day (8am-4pm), Nature Conservancy, 25 mi west of Ft. Davis
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/texas/events/davis-mountains-preserve-2016-open-days.xml
Oct 15 – Sat – Hueco Tanks Birding Hike, Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, 8:00am at interpretive center (third Saturdays), https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/hueco-tanks/hueco-tanks-birding-hike/2016-10-15  Contact Ted Pick, Ted.Pick@tpwd.texas.gov
Oct 15 – Sat – Weekly Birding Walk in the Park, Davis Mountains State Park, 8:30-10:30am
Oct 19 – Wed – Kleb Woods Nature Sanctuary weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am, Tomball, Harris County
Oct 20 – Thurs – Baytown Nature Center Bird Survey, 8:00 am with David Hanson
Oct 20 – Thurs – Monthly meeting of Huntsville Audubon Society, at City of Huntsville Service Center, 448 Hwy 75 North, in second-floor conference room, 6:00pm supper, 6:30pm program, http://www.huntsvilleaudubon.org/
Oct 20 – Thurs - Houston Audubon's annual gala, Lakeside Country Club, 6:30-9:30 pm, Honoring Dr. Dan Brooks and Fred Collins
Oct 21-23 – Fri-Sun – 17th Annual Meeting, Texas Master Naturalists, at La Torretta, Conroe, Montgomery County
Oct 22 – Sat – Weekly Birding Walk in the Park, Davis Mountains State Park, 8:30-10:30am
Oct 25 – Tues – Houston Audubon, Intro to Birding class with Glenn Olsen, 7:00-8:45pm *Must register in advance*
http://www.houstonaudubon.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/733/MenuGroup/Birding.htm
Oct 26 – Wed – Archbishop Fiorenza Phase II Park, 13551 Westpark Dr., Houston - monthly bird survey (fourth Wednesdays); meet at 7:30am parking lot off Eldridge. Contact Mary Ann Weber to participate: maweber@houstonaudubon.org
Oct 26 – Wed – Kleb Woods Nature Sanctuary weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am, Tomball, Harris County
Oct 29 – Sat – Weekly Birding Walk in the Park, Davis Mountains State Park, 8:30-10:30am
Oct 31 – Sat – Pelagic trip (#7 of 7), S. Padre Island, 12-hour, texaspelagics.com
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Nov 2 -  Wed - Monthly Bird Hike at Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 State Highway 36, Rosenberg, TX, (Fort Bend County) 8:00-10:00am (Nov-May), http://www.ci.rosenberg.tx.us/index.aspx?page=524
Nov 2 – Wed – Kleb Woods Nature Sanctuary weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am, Tomball, Harris County
Nov 2-6 – Wed – Sun – 23rd Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, based in Harlingen, http://www.rgvbf.org
Keynote speakers: Neil Hayward (Fri eve, Boston), Stephen Shunk (Thurs eve, Paradise Birding Tours, Oregon). Afternoon speakers: Erik Bruhnke (Duluth, S. Texas), Ian Davies (Cornell Lab), Cullen Hanks, Homer Hansen (Arizona), Kevin Karlson (Jaeger Tours).
Nov 3 – Thurs – Houston Audubon Senior Bus Trip to Sam Houston National Forest – Big Creek Scenic Area
Nov 5 – Sat – Attwater Prairie Chicken monthly refuge tour (free, but must reserve in advance)
http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=2147494235
Nov 5 – Sat – Houston Audubon’s Bolivar Flats Beach Ramble (1st Saturdays); meet at 10am at the vehicular barrier.
Nov 5 – Sat - Houston Audubon Owl Prowl, meet three live rehabilitated owls in our Bayou Barn at Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center and take a hike through the woods in search of wild owls. 7-9pm with Mary Anne Weber; $10 adults; $6 children
Nov 7 – Mon – Hogg Bird Sanctuary monthly bird sanctuary (first Mondays), meet at 7:30am, Bayou Bend parking lot
at 1 Westcott St, Houston. Contact Aaron Stoley, aandkstoley@yahoo.com
Nov 7 – Mon - OG Monthly Meeting, Bayland Community Center, Houston, 6:30pm
Nov 8 – Tues – Second Tuesday Birding trip with Jesse Huth, Huth Avian Services. Meet at Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12, at 7:15am, bird in a Hays County location until noon. http://www.huthavian.com/upcoming-trips.html
Nov 9 – Wed – Kleb Woods weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Nov 12 – Sat - Armand Bayou Nature Center Bird Survey, 7am, led by Andrew Hamlett (bachwblr@yahoo.com)
Nov 12 - Sat - Second Saturday Bird Walk at The Heard Museum, led by Gailon Brehm & Rodney Thomas, Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society (PTAS) 8:00am-9:30am, 1 Nature Place, McKinney, Texas 75069. http://prairieandtimbers.org/fieldtrips.htm and http://www.heardmuseum.org/birding#birdwalk
Nov 12 – Sat – Weekly Birding Walk in the Park, Davis Mountains State Park, 8:30-10:30am
Nov 14 – Mon – Hermann Park monthly bird survey (second Mondays), meet at 7:30am in parking lot D (behind lot E) on south side of Miller Outdoor Theatre stage, Houston. Contact: Jim Winn, jimwinn@swbell.net;  Harlan Evans, harlanj42@sbcglobal.net
Nov 16 – Wed – Kleb Woods weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Nov 16 – Wed – Houston Audubon Nature Photography Association (HANPA) meeting – The Pantanal with Kathy Adams Clark, 7:00pm in the Edith L. Moore Sanctuary Headquarters library; Amazon Kingfisher, Black-collared Hawk, and Jabiru!
Nov 17 – Thurs – Baytown Nature Center Bird Survey, 8:00 am with David Hanson
Nov 17 – Thurs – Monthly meeting of Huntsville Audubon Society, at City of Huntsville Service Center, 448 Hwy 75 North, in second-floor conference room, 6:00pm supper, 6:30pm program, http://www.huntsvilleaudubon.org/
Nov 19 – Sat - Hornsby Bend Monthly Bird Walk (third Sat), Austin, 7:30-11:00am, http://travisaudubon.org/audubonevent/field-trip-hornsby-bend-monthly-bird-walk-12
Nov 19 – Sat – Sheldon Lake Monthly Bird Survey, 8am, Pond Center Pavilion, Harris County (third Saturdays, Sept-May)
Contact Hannah Buschert, Hannah.Buschert@tpwd.texas.gov
Nov 19 – Sat – Willow Waterhole monthly bird survey (third Saturdays), meet at 8am in the parking lot of the Gathering Place at 5310 South Willow Drive, Houston. Mark Meyer: mmeyer4399@aol.com
Nov 19 – Sat - Galveston County Audubon Group field trip
Nov 19 – Sat - Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, public bird banding session, 8am – 12pm. www.gcbo.org
Gulf Coast Young Ornithologists meet 9-11am
Nov 19 – Sat – Hueco Tanks Birding Hike, Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, 8:00am at interpretive center (third Saturdays), https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/hueco-tanks/hueco-tanks-birding-hike/2016-11-19  Contact Ted Pick, Ted.Pick@tpwd.texas.gov
Nov 19 – Sat – Birding trail walk, Davis Mountains State Park, 1.25-mile loop from headquarters, 9-11am
Nov 23 – Wed – Archbishop Fiorenza Phase II Park, 13551 Westpark Dr, Houston - monthly bird survey (fourth Wednesdays); meet at 7:30am parking lot off Eldridge. Contact Mary Ann Weber to participate: maweber@houstonaudubon.org
Nov 23 – Wed – Kleb Woods weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Nov 26 – Sat – Birding trail walk, Davis Mountains State Park, 1.25-mile loop from headquarters, 9-11am
Nov 29 – Tues – Houston Audubon, Winter Birds of the Upper Texas Coast class with Glenn Olsen, 7:00-8:45pm *Must register in advance* http://www.houstonaudubon.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/733/MenuGroup/Birding.htm
Nov 30 – Wed – Kleb Woods weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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Dec 1 – Thurs – Houston Audubon Senior Bus Trip to Bastrop State Park
Dec 3 – Sat – Houston Audubon’s Bolivar Flats Beach Ramble (1st Saturdays); meet at 10am at the vehicular barrier.
Dec 2-4 – Fri-Sun – Texas Ornithological Society Weekender trip (for 16) in Laredo, led by Susan Foster, with Judy Kestner & Teresa Cigarroa Keck. Registration opened (and filled up) on Sept 7 – but maybe they’ll offer it again next year! http://www.texasbirds.org/events.php - If you missed it, try to attend the Laredo Birding Festival instead, Feb 2017
Dec 3 – Sat – Attwater Prairie Chicken monthly refuge tour (free, but must reserve in advance)
http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=2147494235
Dec 5 – Mon – Hogg Bird Sanctuary monthly bird sanctuary (first Mondays), meet at 7:30am, Bayou Bend parking lot
at 1 Westcott St, Houston. Contact Aaron Stoley, aandkstoley@yahoo.com
Dec 5 – Mon - OG Monthly Meeting, Bayland Community Center, Houston, 6:30pm
Dec 7 - Wed - Monthly Bird Hike at Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 State Highway 36, Rosenberg, TX, (Fort Bend County) 8:00-10:00am (Nov-May), http://www.ci.rosenberg.tx.us/index.aspx?page=524
Dec 7 – Wed – Kleb Woods weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Dec 9-11 – Fri-Sun - Davis Mountains Preserve Open Weekend (8am Fri-4pm Sun), Nature Conservancy, 25 mi west of Ft. Davis; 10 mi past McDonald Observatory.
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/texas/events/davis-mountains-preserve-2016-open-days.xml
Dec 10 - Sat - Second Saturday Bird Walk at The Heard Museum, led by Gailon Brehm & Rodney Thomas, Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society (PTAS) 8:00am-9:30am, 1 Nature Place, McKinney, Texas 75069. http://prairieandtimbers.org/fieldtrips.htm and http://www.heardmuseum.org/birding#birdwalk
Dec 10-11 – Sat-Sun – Holiday with the Cranes, Galveston County Audubon Group
Dec 14 – Wed – Kleb Woods weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Christmas Bird Counts in Texas: Info at http://www.houstonaudubon.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/1149/MenuGroup/CBC.htm
Dec 15 – Thurs – Guadalupe River Delta – McFaddin Family Ranches CBC (TXGF) - access to 3 ranches totaling 14,000 acres; Brent Ortego, brent.ortego@tpwd.texas.gov or 361-648-9773 cell.
Dec 17 – Sat – Spring Creek CBC (TXSC) – The Woodlands, Montgomery County - sponsored by the Piney Woods Wildlife Society compiler Claire Moore, cdmoore3i@gmail.com
Dec 17 – Sat – Sheldon Lake Monthly Bird Survey, 8am, Pond Center Pavilion, Harris County (third Saturdays, Sept-May)
Contact Hannah Buschert, Hannah.Buschert@tpwd.texas.gov
Dec 17 – Sat - Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, public bird banding session, 8am – 12pm. www.gcbo.org
Gulf Coast Young Ornithologists meet 9-11am
Dec 17 – Sat – Laredo CBC (TXLD) – count circle includes private ranches and public lands, much of which is on the Rio Grande; compiler Glenda Barrera, 956-286-5876.
Dec 17 – Sat – Santa Ana CBC (TXSA) - count circle includes Alamo, San Juan, Hidalgo, Pharr, much of McAllen and a bit of Donna; contact Raul Garza, raul_garza@fws.gov.
Dec 17 – Sat – Uvalde County CBC (TXUC) - meet at 7:30 AM in the parking lot of Uvalde Civic Center. Contact Susan Cooper,
s-cooper@tamu.edu, or Bob Rasa, bobolink2008@yahoo.com
Dec 17 – Sat – Hueco Tanks Birding Hike, Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, 8:00am at interpretive center (third Saturdays), https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/hueco-tanks/hueco-tanks-birding-hike/2016-12-17  Contact Ted Pick, Ted.Pick@tpwd.texas.gov
Dec 18 – Sun – San Antonio CBC (TXSA) - circle is located in the south part of Bexar County; compiler Dahn Windhorn, naturenut7@hotmail.com
Dec 19 – Mon – Mad Island Marsh CBC (TXMM) – Matagorda County - compiler Brent Ortego, brent.ortego@tpwd.texas.gov and
tel 361-648-9773
Dec 20 – Tues – Galveston CBC (TXGA) - contact Richard Mayfield, rrichardm@verizon.net
Dec 21- Wed - Aransas NWR CBC (TXAR) – contact Paul Swacina at pswacina@regencyhealthcare.com.
Dec 21 – Wed – Kleb Woods weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Dec 27 – Tues - Old River CBC, (date announced Sept 10!) covers all points within 7.5 miles of Lake Charlotte, includes Trinity River. compiler David Hanson DHanson139@aol.com, 281-813-2657 cell
Dec 28 – Wed – Archbishop Fiorenza Phase II Park, 13551 Westpark Dr., Houston - monthly bird survey (fourth Wednesdays); meet at 7:30am parking lot off Eldridge. Contact Mary Ann Weber to participate: maweber@houstonaudubon.org
Dec 28 – Wed – Kleb Woods weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Dec 30 – Fri – Anzalduas-Bentsen CBC (TXAZ) - Count circle includes Bentsen State Park and Anzalduas County Park;
Compiler Roy Rodriguez, Roy.Rodriguez@tpwd.texas.gov
Dec 31 – Sat – Kingsville CBC (TXKI) - Co-Compilers Jim Sinclair, sinclairjim@yahoo.com, Barbara Rapstein, arbraps@rocketmail.com
January 2017
Jan 2 – Mon – Monthly meeting, Ornithology Group (OG) of Houston Outdoor Nature Club (ONC), 6:30pm, Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St., Houston
Jan 4 – Wed - Kleb Woods weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Jan 7 – Sat – Houston Audubon’s Bolivar Flats Beach Ramble (1st Saturdays); meet at 10am at the vehicular barrier.
Jan 11 – Wed - Kleb Woods weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Jan 14 – Sat - Second Saturday Bird Walk at The Heard Museum, led by Gailon Brehm & Rodney Thomas, Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society (PTAS) 8:00am-9:30am, 1 Nature Place, McKinney, Texas 75069. http://prairieandtimbers.org/fieldtrips.htm and  http://www.heardmuseum.org/birding#birdwalk
Jan 14-16 – Sat-Mon – Texas Ornithological Society (TOS) Winter Meeting in Rio Grande Valley (MLK weekend) http://texasbirds.org
Jan 18 – Wed - Kleb Woods weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Jan 19 – Thurs – Monthly meeting of Huntsville Audubon Society, at City of Huntsville Service Center, 448 Hwy 75 North, in second-floor conference room, 6:00pm supper, 6:30pm program, http://www.huntsvilleaudubon.org/
Jan 21 – Sat – Sheldon Lake Monthly Bird Survey, 8am, Pond Center Pavilion, Harris County (third Saturdays, Sept-May)
Contact Hannah Buschert, Hannah.Buschert@tpwd.texas.gov
Jan 21 – Sat – Hueco Tanks Birding Hike, Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, 8:00am at interpretive center (third Saturdays), https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/hueco-tanks/hueco-tanks-birding-hike/2017-01-21  Contact Ted Pick, Ted.Pick@tpwd.texas.gov
Jan 21 - Sat - Houston Audubon Owl Prowl, meet three live rehabilitated owls in our Bayou Barn at Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center and take a hike through the woods in search of wild owls. 7-9pm with Mary Anne Weber; $10 adults; $6 children
Jan 25 – Wed - Kleb Woods weekly bird walk, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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Feb 4 – Sat – Houston Audubon’s Bolivar Flats Beach Ramble (1st Saturdays); meet at 10am at the vehicular barrier.
Feb 4 – Sat - Houston Audubon Owl Prowl, meet three live rehabilitated owls in our Bayou Barn at Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center and take a hike through the woods in search of wild owls. 7-9pm with Mary Anne Weber; $10 adults; $6 children
Feb 6 – Mon - Monthly meeting, Ornithology Group (OG) of Houston Outdoor Nature Club (ONC), 6:30pm, Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St., Houston
Feb 8-11 – Thurs-Sun – Laredo Birding Festival (LBF) – Bird on the Border! Many field trips to several different counties. Keynote speaker Tom Langschied (King Ranch), evening presentations by Gene W. Blacklock (Corpus Christi) "The Interesting World of Sparrows" (Thurs); Kim Risen (NatureScape Tours) "Mexico: A Birding Wonderland" (Fri). Based at the iconic La Posada Hotel. http://www.laredobirdingfestival.org/
Feb 16 – Thurs – Monthly meeting of Huntsville Audubon Society, at City of Huntsville Service Center, 448 Hwy 75 North, in second-floor conference room, 6:00pm supper, 6:30pm program, http://www.huntsvilleaudubon.org/
Feb 18 – Sat – Sheldon Lake Monthly Bird Survey, 8am, Pond Center Pavilion, Harris County (third Saturdays, Sept-May)
Contact Hannah Buschert, Hannah.Buschert@tpwd.texas.gov
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March 4 – Sat – Houston Audubon’s Bolivar Flats Beach Ramble (1st Saturdays); meet at 10am at the vehicular barrier.
March 6 – Mon - Monthly meeting, Ornithology Group (OG) of Houston Outdoor Nature Club (ONC), 6:30pm, Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St., Houston
March 10 – Fri - Houston Audubon’s Amazing Raptors program at Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center, with Mary Anne Weber, 7pm *advance registration required* http://www.houstonaudubon.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/1078/MenuGroup/Education.htm
March 16 – Thurs – Monthly meeting of Huntsville Audubon Society, at City of Huntsville Service Center, 448 Hwy 75 North, in second-floor conference room, 6:00pm supper, 6:30pm program, http://www.huntsvilleaudubon.org/
March 18 – Sat – Sheldon Lake Monthly Bird Survey, 8am, Pond Center Pavilion, Harris County (third Saturdays, Sept-May)
Contact Hannah Buschert, Hannah.Buschert@tpwd.texas.gov
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April 1 – Sat – Houston Audubon’s Bolivar Flats Beach Ramble (1st Saturdays); meet at 10am at the vehicular barrier.
April 3 – Mon - Monthly meeting, Ornithology Group (OG) of Houston Outdoor Nature Club (ONC), 6:30pm, Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St., Houston
April 15 – Sat – Sheldon Lake Monthly Bird Survey, 8am, Pond Center Pavilion, Harris County (third Saturdays, Sept-May)
Contact Hannah Buschert, Hannah.Buschert@tpwd.texas.gov
April 20 – Thurs – Monthly meeting of Huntsville Audubon Society, at City of Huntsville Service Center, 448 Hwy 75 North, in second-floor conference room, 6:00pm supper, 6:30pm program, http://www.huntsvilleaudubon.org/
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May 1 – Mon – Monthly meeting, Ornithology Group (OG) of Houston Outdoor Nature Club (ONC), 6:30pm, Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St., Houston
May 6 – Sat – Houston Audubon’s Bolivar Flats Beach Ramble (1st Saturdays); meet at 10am at the vehicular barrier.
May 18 – Thurs – Monthly meeting of Huntsville Audubon Society, at City of Huntsville Service Center, 448 Hwy 75 North, in second-floor conference room, 6:00pm supper, 6:30pm program, http://www.huntsvilleaudubon.org/
May 20 – Sat – Sheldon Lake Monthly Bird Survey, 8am, Pond Center Pavilion, Harris County (third Saturdays, Sept-May)
Contact Hannah Buschert, Hannah.Buschert@tpwd.texas.gov

Sources:
http://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/birding

Christmas Bird Counts in Texas: http://www.houstonaudubon.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/1149/MenuGroup/CBC.htm
Bolivar parking stickers (calendar year, $10): http://www.crystalbeach.com/BeachSticker/parkingCB.htm

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Updated: 9/15/2016