Photo by Betsy Cross

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

QUARTERLY MEETING

Next meeting of Wimberley Birding Society:
Monday, May 16 at 10:00, Wimberley Community Center

 

Mike Davis: “Photos of Birds Encountered in This Area”

 

Mike Davis had a long career in Medical Imaging, specializing in Interventional Cardiology. He has a long list of professional initials behind his name but is most proud of being called ” Paw-Paw.”

 

Birds and fly fishing have occupied much of his recreation time since an early age.  As a photographer, he has taken many pictures of birds, animals, and landscapes. He became “serious” about producing photographs when he retired 5 years ago. Mike‘s passion has always been birds, especially ducks and hummingbirds and he enjoys the challenge of catching birds in flight. He lives in the Plum Creek area of Kyle and walks often in the woods surrounding the golf course area. Most of his photos come from this area.

  • WHAT WE DO

  • Founded in 1986, the club currently has about 80 members. Meetings are held quarterly, generally on the third Monday of February, May, August and November.

     

    The Wimberley Birding Society joined the Wimberley Chamber of Commerce on February 23, 2022. Click here for a short video clip of the ribbon-cutting event.

JOIN US!

 

Interested in joining us? Dues are $5 a year and can be paid at the next meeting or can be sent to Wimberley Birding Society, PO Box 1526, Wimberley TX 78676.

For more information about the group, contact president@wimbirds.org.

  • Patsy Glenn Refuge

  • The Patsy Glenn Refuge encourages and protects birds and all wildlife. It has also served to inform and educate visitors, including area school children, and to improve the Cypress Creek watershed.

     

    Through Patsy Glenn’s efforts, an unused portion of land next to the proposed Wimberley Community Center was turned over to the Wimberley Birding Society for development as a bird sanctuary. In 2001, Patsy enlisted over 60 volunteers to clear the land, create nature trails, wildflower areas and feeders to attract birds. She later guided numerous improvements, including a chimney swift tower, a viewing station, a rainwater collection system and a butterfly garden.

  • Wimbird Birding Opportunities

  • On the first Tuesday of the month, Jesse Huth (jesse@pibird.com, 979-422-7061) leads a bird walk no more than an hour away. Meet at the Wimberley Community Center at 7:15 am, and bring $10 to pay for Jesse’s expertise. Jesse will be away in April, May and June; walks will resume after that.

    An active trip schedule is maintained — excursions have ranged from half-day excursions around Wimberley to an 18-day African safari. Check here for information on trips planned by Jesse in 2022.

    1.  High Island, TX  —  April 29 – May 1. (Full; waitlist if interested)

    2.  Ohio-Michigan trip —  May 17-23. (Mostly full)

    3.  Minnesota  —  May 30 – June 6

    4.  Papua New Guinea —  August

    5.  Ecuador, week-long —  late August