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  1. 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...
  2. 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,...
  3. Trip Report - Lake Waxahachie BigSit! 10/2017

    Ted Drozdowski hosted another of his fall BigSit! events at Lake Waxahachie on 10/8/2017 - his report follows:

    We had an excellent turnout of twenty-one birders come out to our place on the west...
  4. Stephen Kress to appear at Botanic Gardens on 10/20/2017

    The Fort Worth Garden Club invites the members of the Fort Worth Audubon Society to a lecture on the bird garden given by ornithologist Stephen Kress . It will be held at the Deborah Beggs Moncrief...
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    Birding in the Park 10/14/2017

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

    When: Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Leader: Jean Ferguson
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    Birding at the Beds 10/11/2017

    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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    Belize February 3-11, 2018

    For those looking to go to Belize with a great leader, last night's (Sept. 14) FWAS meeting speaker David Sarkozi is putting together a trip to Belize in February 2018. If we get an all FWAS group,...
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    Sticky: Some basic rules for FWAS Field Trips

    Fort Worth Audubon Society (FWAS) members will be given first choice on all field trips with limited participation requirements.

    Non-members will have a $25.00 charge (the amount of a...
  9. Trip Report - Birding at the Beds 9/13/2017

    Below is Jim Sipiora's report on the birding walk he guides each month on behalf of FWAS. Today, he took an extension and led his group for more birding at next-door River Legacy Parks - checklists...
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    Fort Worth Nature Center Oct. 15

    Please join FWAS President Michael Francis for a guided birding/nature walk at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Wildlife Refuge (FWNC&R) on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 8:15 a.m. We'll meet in...
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    Many thanks to Chuck Baskin for stepping in to...

    Many thanks to Chuck Baskin for stepping in to help lead this walk in place of Jean Ferguson, and for posting the results - YEAH !!!

    Regards, Michael Francis
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    Birding at the Beds 9/13/2017

    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 9/9/2017

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

    When: Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (earlier summer hours to...
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    Martin Mattingly and I were just discussing this...

    Martin Mattingly and I were just discussing this a few days ago as we've been expecting to see them on our respective properties since this is the time of the year for them to be moving through. Bob...
  15. 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....
  16. Thread: egrets

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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
  18. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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
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  23. 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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