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!

Quarterly Meeting, 10:00 am, Monday, August 10th
Wimberley Community Center
Issac Sanchez will present "Photo Big Year 2013" He will retrace his big year of birding when he photographed 613 species in an area spanning 13 states and Alberta, Canada. Dr. Sanchez holds an endowed chair in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Texas in Austin and is a long-time avid birder.

It's time to pay annual WBS dues of $5 per person - the best bargain in birding. Send checks made out to WBS to WBS, P.O. Box 1526, Wimberley, TX 78676. If you are a new member, be sure to include your postal and e-mail addresses and your phone number. Current members, be sure to update any outdated information. Deadline is August 31, 2015.


ANNOUNCING
A Swift Night Out
At
The Patsy Glenn Refuge
Thursday, September 10th

The Wimberley Birding Society will meet for A Swift Night Out on Thursday, September 10 at 6:30 pm. A Swift Night Out is a continent-wide effort to raise awareness about and encourage interest in Chimney and Vauxs Swifts. As summer draws to a close and the swifts have finished raising their young, the fascinating aerial acrobats begin to congregate in communal roosts prior to their migration in the fall.

The Wimberley Birding Society joins in this effort at the Society's Chimney Swift Tower at the entrance to the Patsy Glenn Refuge. We encourage each participant to bring an adult beverage of choice and good finger food to share with each other. Please bring chairs to make the Night Out more comfortable.


Check out the trips on our Calendar
There are upcoming trips to Davis Mountains, Arizona, Brazos Bend, Rio Grande Valley, Brazil, Pacific Northwest, and India.


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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