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!

Greg Lasley, consumate wildlfe photographer and expert naturalist, will be the speaker at Wimberley Birding Society's November 17 quarterly meeting, set for 10 a.m. in the Wimberley Community Center. Lasley will make a PowerPoint presentation on wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. He will also bring copies of his book, "Texas Wildlife Portraits" for sale and autograph before and after the talk. The book costs $20 per copy and checks made out to Lasley or exact amount in cash will be appreciated.


Check out the trips on our Calendar
Flash:
There are upcoming local trips to Mitchell Lake, Lost Maples, and trips further afield to Chiapas, Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, and Brazil.


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


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