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  1. Trip Report - Foster Park Bird Walk for August 2017

    Below is Jean Ferguson's eBird report for her birding walk at Foster Park the morning of Saturday, August 12, 2017. Jean commented as follows: "We had a great group of people (8) with good birds....
  2. Thread: egrets

    by MKFrancis
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    Thanks for sharing - it's always fun to find...

    Thanks for sharing - it's always fun to find where these birds congregate, so long as it's not in your neighborhood. ;-)

    Regards, Michael
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    Margaret, that is a female Orchard Oriole. They...

    Margaret, that is a female Orchard Oriole. They nest in suitable habitat in Tarrant and surrounding counties, and Benbrook lake is a great place for them.

    Regards, Michael
  4. Trip Report - Birding at the Beds 8/9/2017

    Below is Jim Sipiora's report on the birding walk he guides each month on behalf of FWAS:

    Village Creek Wastewater Drying Beds, Tarrant, Texas, US
    Aug 9, 2017 6:41 AM - 10:11 AM
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    Birding in the Park 8/12/2017

    Where: Foster Park, located on Trail Lake Drive at South Dr., just 1 mile north of I-20 in Fort Worth

    When: Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (earlier summer hours to...
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    Birding at the Beds 8/9/2017

    The Village Creek Drying Beds (VCDB) are open for now, so take advantage of a birding walk there with Jim Sipiora.

    Where: Meet in the parking lot of the Dunlop Sports Center on the south side of...
  7. Action needed to protect Municipal Tree Ordinances

    You may not be aware, but municipal tree ordinances are under attack by the Governor of Texas and the Texas legislature. In the published list of 20 items Texas Governor Greg Abbott wants to do in...
  8. Trip Report - Birding at the Beds 7/12/2017

    Below is Jim Sipiora's report on the birding walk he guides each month on behalf of FWAS:

    Village Creek Wastewater Drying Beds, Tarrant, Texas, US
    Jul 12, 2017 6:36 AM - 9:46 AM
    Protocol:...
  9. Sticky: Reliant Energy Program gives back to Audubon

    Through the Reliant EcoShare program, Reliant Energy customers have a simple way to support the environment and lower their carbon footprint, and well as support FWAS. This program involves the...
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    Big Bend Birds & Wildflowers Aug. 25-29

    The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge are sponsoring a one-of-a-kind bus trip to Big Bend National Park in far southwest Texas at the end of August, 2017. The "Friends" Website starts...
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    Please be sure to come out and join a team for a...

    Please be sure to come out and join a team for a fun-filled morning traveling around Tarrant County for birds. For those who have not done this before, it affords a chance to see lots of great...
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    Birding at the Beds 7/12/2017

    The Village Creek Drying Beds (VCDB) are open for now, so take advantage of a birding walk there with Jim Sipiora.

    Where: Meet in the parking lot of the Dunlop Sports Center on the south side of...
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    Birding in the Park 7/8/2017

    Where: Foster Park, located on Trail Lake Drive at South Dr., just 1 mile north of I-20 in Fort Worth

    When: Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (earlier summer hours to beat-the-heat)
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  14. Trip Report - Foster Park Bird Walk for June 2017

    Jean reports the following regarding her birding walk at Foster Park on Saturday, June 10, 2017:
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    We had Valarie with her three boys from the Walks at the Trinity...
  15. Thread: Canyon Wren

    by MKFrancis
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    Great info, Blaine - so glad you are keeping us...

    Great info, Blaine - so glad you are keeping us informed like this - wonderful stuff!

    --Michael
  16. Thread: Any thoughts

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    Blaine is right! I was so blinded by the edging...

    Blaine is right! I was so blinded by the edging to the feathers that I didn't think about this possibility. I'm also not used to Yellow Warbler breeding areas and forgot to take into account this...
  17. Trip Report - Birding at the Beds 6/14/2017

    Subject: eBird Report - Village Creek Wastewater Drying Beds, Jun 14, 2017
    Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:46:20 -0400 (EDT)

    Village Creek Wastewater Drying Beds, Tarrant, Texas, US
    Jun 14, 2017 6:29...
  18. Thread: Canyon Wren

    by MKFrancis
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    We have a long way to go with eBird - it has not...

    We have a long way to go with eBird - it has not been around long enough and people are not putting in their sightings near enough to cover what's really out there.

    Regards, Michael
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    Trust your own ID this time. ;-) Regards,...

    Trust your own ID this time. ;-)

    Regards, Michael
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    Trinity Bird Count

    The Trinity Bird Count seeks to inventory the various bird species that use the Metroplex stretch of the Trinity River in order to inform bird habitat conservation and management along the river....
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    2017 Southwestern Flyer Newsletters

    Here are current and past issues of the chapter’s newsletters in PDF file format. Most of these files are between 200 KB to 1 MB in size. The download time is dependent on your internet connection...
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    2016 Southwestern Flyer Newsletters

    Here are current and past issues of the chapterís newsletters in PDF file format. Most of these files are between 200 KB to 1 MB in size. The download time is dependent on your internet connection...
  23. Thread: Any thoughts

    by MKFrancis
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    For the record, that's a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. I...

    For the record, that's a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. I bet it was flitting all over the place. Giving details as to it's behavior, along with time and location, is always helpful in trying to identify a...
  24. Trip Report - Birding at the Beds 5/10/2017

    Report on the park grounds surrounding the Dunlop Sports Center below:

    Arlington--Dunlop Park, Tarrant, Texas, US
    May 10, 2017 7:17 AM - 8:21 AM
    Protocol: Traveling
    1.2 mile(s)
    Comments: 2...
  25. Native Plants for Birds lecture 5/4/2017

    The North Texas Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will be sponsoring a lecture on the usefulness of planting native plants to help our birds out. Entitled Hungry for Habitat: Birds need...
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