WBS Wimberley Birding Society

Promoting the watching, protecting and enjoying of
birds in and around Wimberley, Texas and other locations.

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Extra! Extra!

ANNOUNCING

Next WBS Meeting - August 15, 2016

Would you like to have more birds and more kinds of birds in your yard?
Find out what you can do to make that happen!

Topic - Attracting Birds in the Texas Hill Country

Speaker - Rufus Stephens, Wildlife Biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept., Wildlife District Leader for the 25-county Edwards Plateau Wildlife District

Rufus will talk about managing habitat for Hill Country birds, whether you have a lot of land or very little. He will be drawing on information from the forthcoming book he co-authored titled Attracting Birds in the Texas Hill Country : A Guide to Land Stewardship. He will discuss examples of Hill Country habitats, key birds, and management practices to benefit these key birds.

The book is already in the current TAMU Press catalog on page 21. There is a picture of the book's cover, as well as a good description. Here is a link to the catalog:
https://issuu.com/tamupress/docs/fall_winter_2016_catalog


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    Check out the trips on our Calendar
    There are upcoming trips to South Florida, Ohio, Michigan and Canada, Minnesota and North Dakota, Grand Manan Island, The Outer Banks, India, Rio Grande Valley and Rockport.


    FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH:
        Bird Walk with Jesse Huth

        Meet at the community center at 7:15 AM
        Jesse will pick locations no more than an hour away
        Bring $10 for Jesse to pay for his expertise.

    WBS Overview
    Bluebird house

    The Wimberley Birding Society promotes the watching, protecting and enjoying of birds in and around Wimberley and other locations.

    It was founded in 1986, as the TLC Bluebird Society, with the aim of protecting and restoring the local bluebird population. Each member was given two bluebird houses upon paying membership dues; hundreds of nest boxes were erected and many are still in service throughout the area. (TLC stood for the tender loving care required to bring back the bluebirds.)

    The club currently has some 130 members. Meetings are held quarterly, generally on the third Monday of May, August, November and February. An active trip schedule is maintained -- excursions have ranged from half-day excursions around Wimberley to an 18-day African safari. For a look at upcoming trips, check our Calendar. Information about past trips is available on our Trip Archives page.

    Donations from the club have supported such endeavors as the Adopt-a-prairie-chicken program of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Driftwood Wildlife Association, Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, Audubon Texas and similar avian programs. A current major project of the club is the Patsy Glenn Refuge, a Wimberley bird sanctuary which has been developed with a Chimney swift tower and information kiosk, paths, wildflower areas, native tree plantings, bluebird nest boxes, bird viewing platform, and feeding and watering sites.

    In addition to trips around Texas, the club takes several major trips each year (see Trip Archives). Past journeys have been to Costa Rica, Panama, Peru and the Amazon River, Trinidad and Tobago, Maine, Hawaii, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Orcas Island, California, Africa, and Alaska.

    "We enjoy birds and we also enjoy eating," said Sandy Wallace, former club president. "Our annual salad supper is always a treat." Club members come from Houston, Justiceburg, Wimberley, San Marcos, Dripping Springs, Kerrville and Austin.

    Annual dues are five dollars per person. If interested, make check payable to Wimberley Birding Society and send to:
                WBS
                P. O. Box 1526
                Wimberley, Texas 78676.

    Additional Information: Jerry Hall, publicity chairman at publicity@wimbirds.org or 512 847-3730


           See our online calendar for coming activities



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