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Quarterly Membership Meeting - Victor Emanuel!

Our November speaker, Victor Emanuel, will talk about Why Birds Have Interested People More Than Any Other Animal.  Victor started birding in Texas 65 years ago at the age of eight. His travels have taken him to all the continents, with his areas of concentration being Texas, Arizona, Mexico, Panama, and Peru. He is the founder and compiler for 50 years of the record-breaking Freeport Christmas Bird Count, and served a term as president of the Texas Ornithological Society. Birds and natural history have been a major focus throughout his life. He derives great pleasure from seeing and hearing birds, and sharing with others these avian sights and sounds, both the common ones and the more unusual ones. He initiated the first birding camps for young people, and considers that one of his greatest achievements. Victor holds a B.A. in zoology and botany from the University of Texas and an M.A. in government from Harvard. In 1993, he was the recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Excellence in Birding Award, given by the Houston Audubon Society in recognition of a lifetime of dedication to careful observation, education, and addition to the body of avian knowledge. In 2004, he received the Roger Tory Peterson Award from the American Birding Association, and the Arthur A. Allen Award from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Victor is on the board of directors for the American Bird Conservancy. DO NOT MISS THIS MEETING!  Come at 6:30 for refreshments and socializing.

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  • Rene W.

    Excellent talk and slides of colored birds and their habits.

    November 13, 2013

  • Harry V.

    Ditto on the meeting being "entertaining" :-) Victor's presentation was informative and meaningful too (as they always are). Thanks to all.

    November 12, 2013

  • Jimmy & Janet O.

    The meeting was very informative and entertaining

    November 12, 2013

  • cathey l.

    great

    November 12, 2013

  • Pam G.

    What a lovely celebration of birding. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

    November 12, 2013

  • Karen M.

    An absolutely packed house and a wonderful presentation by Victor! Many great comments afterward. Thanks to everyone for coming.

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • JANIE B.

    Purple finch visited the back yard feeders the past couple of days.

    November 5, 2013

  • Pam G.

    Had a neat experience on Monday in our area near Liberty Hill. Saw a strange looking pigeon...turns out to be a Band-tailed Pigeon. Haven't seen it since though.

    October 23, 2013

  • Ruthie M.

    I've had an adult Rufous Hummer for 2 days and a female Ruby-throated hummer (best guess) for a couple weeks.
    As far as "where do the birds go in the fall". My theory is that a lot of them are eating the good stuff mother nature provides, seeds, berries, acorns, etc. and some of the young ones have died (I guess old ones have died too). They fly into windows, cats and hawks and other animals eat them. Life for a bird is hard. Not to worry, the chipping sparrows are here now and before long we will be covered up by them. But that's a good thing.

    October 23, 2013

  • Karen M.

    If you pay your dues at the November meeting, you will be paid until January of 2015.

    October 22, 2013

    • julianne s.

      Shucks, I thought you were going to say if I paid my due, you'd guarantee that my birds would come back soon.

      October 23, 2013

  • julianne s.

    Where do my backyard birds go every fall? The food in my feeders isnot going down very fast. Our peanut-butter feeder doesn't have to be filled every day. I still have 2 humming birds.

    October 22, 2013

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