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!


February 20, 2017
10:00 am in the Wimberley Community Center

Paul and Georgean Kyle,
probably the world's foremost authorities on chimney swifts, will present:

Chimney Swifts: America's Mysterious Birds above the Fireplace


The Kyles have had a love affair with swifts for more than three decades, and they work tirelessly to educate the public about these wonderful creatures. They founded the North American Chimney Swift Nest Site Research Project, they have written books on swifts, and they have won conservation awards. The Kyles entered a life-time partnership with the Travis Audubon Society in 2006, when they donated their home and the surrounding eight acres to be maintained as the Chaetura Canyon Bird Sanctuary in perpetuity.

They are the creators and maintainers of the website www.ChimneySwifts.org.

This is a presentation you will not want to miss!

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    Check out the trips on our Calendar
    There are upcoming trips to Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, Ecuador, Colorado, High Island, South Florida, Ohio, Michigan and Canada, Oregon, plus Minnesota and North Dakota.

        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:
                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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