Wimberley Birding Society

Photo by Betsy Cross

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


February 21, 10:00 am, by Zoom
“Sparrows 101” by Jesse Huth

The next meeting of the Wimberley Birding Society will be on February 21, 10:00 am, through Zoom. Our own Jesse Huth will be presenting “Sparrows 101.” Watch your e-mail for further information.


Jesse has been a member of Wimberley Birding Society since he was a young boy.  His interest in poultry and birding led to a Masters degree from Texas A&M in Poultry Science.


Popular for his presentations on poultry and birding, he also does bird surveys for wildlife land management and guides trips locally and internationally for Partnership for International Birding. He also arranges custom trips through his own Huth Avian Services. Several of us have been fortunate to have been on Jesse’s tours or have joined him on his monthly First Tuesday Bird Walks.


Jesse’s presentation will be “Sparrows 101.”  He will be discussing all the  sparrows you commonly see this winter, how to identify them, and how to distinguish them from other sparrow “look-alikes”. Hopefully you will have a newfound appreciation for those “little brown  birds” that visit your feeders and inhabit the countryside.

Jesse Huth``

Photo by Cris Peterso

  • 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.


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 on the group, contact susrevans@gmail.com.


  • Founded in 1986, the club currently has some 130 members. Meetings are held quarterly, generally on the third Monday of February, May, August and November.


    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.

  • Wimbird Birding Opportunities

  • On the first Tuesday of every 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.

    An active trip schedule is maintained — excursions have ranged from half-day excursions around Wimberley to an 18-day African safari. Check the links below for information on trips planned by Jesse in 2021-22.

    1. A Minnesota owl trip is scheduled for Feb 15-1.  Find trip info at https://www.pibird.com/minnesota-owls

    2. A Colorado trip will likely be in mid-July.

    3. A  Rio Grande Valley trip in January, exact dates not yet known.

    4. A trip to Ecuador, originally planned for 2021, will probably be held in late August 2022.

    5. West India: Birds and Mammals of Gujarat, undecided date due to current COVID conditions.