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    2018 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...
  2. Recovering America's Wildlife Act "Best Shot" at Conservation Funding

    FWAS is joining with and wants you to help The Texas Conservation Alliance (TCA), which has taken on increased leadership in supporting the Recovering America's Wildlife Act, soon to be introduced in...
  3. Regional Science & Engineering Fair judges needed

    For several years, FWAS has been an Assistant Level Sponsor at the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Along with our sponsorship, we are asked to judge studentís projects for a...
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    Raptors of North Texas program Jan. 27

    In celebration of Bird Sanctuary Week (January 21-27), the Grapevine Garden Club will host a program called Raptors of North Texas on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the Grapevine Public...
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    FWAS CBC Results

    The Fort Worth Christmas Bird Count was held on Saturday, Dec 16th. A total of 47 birders participated in Audubon’s 118th annual count. We recorded 128 species including some rare raptors (Harris’s...
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    Birding in the Park 1/13/2018

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

    When: Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Leader: Jean Ferguson
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  7. Chris, I'm not sure if you had a reply on this as...

    Chris, I'm not sure if you had a reply on this as yet, but I'll make sure you get on the waiting list.

    Warmest regards, Michael Francis
  8. No "Birding at the Beds" fieldtrip in January 2018

    Since Jim Sipiora will be unable to lead the January 2018 monthly birding walk at the Village Creek Drying Beds (VCDB) in Arlington, there will be no FWAS guided walks in January 2018. Guided walks...
  9. Now a Trumpeter Swan has shown up to give the...

    Now a Trumpeter Swan has shown up to give the Tundra swans at the Fort Worth Nature center some company. All three swans are being seen together. Michael Perez, Natural Scientist Supervisor working...
  10. Trip Report - Birding at the Beds 12/13/2017

    Below is Jim Sipiora's report on the birding walk he guides each month on behalf of FWAS. He's leading walks at Dunlop Park as well as VCDB through May 2018. In addition, he led an additional walk...
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    Clear Fork Trinity River 1/21/2018

    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. ...
  12. Trip Report - Foster Park Bird Walk for December 2017

    Below is Tom Haase's eBird report from the birding walk led by Jean Ferguson at Foster Park the morning of Saturday, November 9, 2017. Nine participants had a chilly but beautiful morning of...
  13. I just read of sightings of Harris Hawk at the...

    I just read of sightings of Harris Hawk at the Village Creek Drying Beds (VCDB) as well as LeConte's Sparrows. It's nice to have a place for LeConte's in Tarrant County as a couple of old reliable...
  14. Tundra Swans and other goodies around Fort Worth

    I'm sure this is all over some FaceBook pages, but I thought I'd post about the fact that there are two Tundra Swans at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. I'm not sure how long they've been...
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    Jack Chiles is reporting a "Kriders" Red-tailed...

    Jack Chiles is reporting a "Kriders" Red-tailed hawk at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge that is apparently is being well documented as has been seen over the past few weeks. It's a race the seems...
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    Birding at the Beds 12/13/2017

    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 12/9/2017

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

    When: Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Leader: Jean Ferguson
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  18. Help needed for local Project Feeder Watch

    We are in desperate need of volunteers to help out with Project Feeder Watch this year. This effort does not require great birdwatching skills and would only involve 3 hours (9:00 a.m. to 12:00...
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    Birding in the Park 11/11/2017

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

    When: Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Leader: Jean Ferguson
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    Birding at the Beds 11/8/2017

    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...
  21. Wow - I would have been so excited I probably...

    Wow - I would have been so excited I probably would have fainted had I seen a Cape May anywhere or anytime in any part of the North Texas region. I will make sure this goes reported for Tarrant...
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    Proposed Change to FWAS By-Laws

    In order to clarify section 3.08 of the Fort Worth Audubon Society (FWAS) By-Laws, we, the FWAS board, are proposing a change to the wording of this section which deals with the definition of the...
  23. Amanda Brochu, who first brought the troublesome...

    Amanda Brochu, who first brought the troublesome sparrow on the Greer Island levee to my attention, got some pictures and sent them to me. The pictures clearly show that my initial reaction of...
  24. Trip Report - Fort Worth Nature Center 10/15/2017

    On Sunday, October 15, 2017, myself and eleven birders had a very nice morning weather-wise at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge (FWNC&R). We were hoping that the cool front that came in just...
  25. Trip Report - Birding at the Beds 10/11/2017

    Below is Jim Sipiora's report on the birding walk he guides each month on behalf of FWAS. He's leading walks at Dunlop Park as well as VCDB through May 2018:

    Dunlop Park, Arlington, Tarrant,...
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