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  1. Bird Behavior: how birds protect themselves in the cold

    A friend in Minnesota sent me a link to this article he saw in Outdoor News. The article shares how Redpolls survive the cold by barrowing holes in snowbanks to keep warm. Click here for the article....
  2. TRIP REPORT: Hagerman NWR, Grayson County, 1-6-2018

    Fifteen folks participated in the fieldtrip to Hagerman NWR last Saturday (1-6-2018). The cold weather we had just a few days earlier had lifted to the east and many of us began removing layers of...
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    Hi Jerry and Diane, I am by no means an expert....

    Hi Jerry and Diane,
    I am by no means an expert.
    Looking at your photos I agree with you that this is a Krider's Red-tailed Hawk.
    I looked at several resources and found this link to a PDF...
  4. A Thanksgiving gift: Ruby-crowned Kinglet at our windows

    For a week now, a male Ruby-crowned Kinglet has been attacking our windows and patio door. He begins his assault just after dawn and doesn't give up until about 11 AM. The rear wall off our living...
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    Eduactional Software I Use and Rely On

    Thayer Birding Software offers its Thayer's Birds of North America version 7.5.

    If you have come to our monthly general meetings, you may have seen me use this software during the Pre-meeting...
  6. Question: What birdfeeder do I suggest for our area?

    I occasionally receive this question on our webpage 'contact us' or in a casual conversation when I tell someone that I enjoy watching birds.
    Here is the answer I give from my own experiences. It...
  7. Colleyville Nature Center 2017 documentary film

    I recently heard from Bill Utley, our Conservation Chair and Colleyville resident, that a short documentary film was posted on You Tube. If you have not joined Barbara Tompkins or myself on...
  8. Rufous-backed Robin at Palo Duro Canyon SP (October 28th, 2017 weekend)

    One of our members (Amanda Brochu) emailed the FWAS webmaster to report that she observed a Rufous-backed Robin at Palo Duro Canyon SP last weekend. Amanda added that she contacted Eric Carpenter...
  9. TRIP FULL: Hagerman Federal Wildlife Refuge, January 6, 2018

    Fieldtrip Announcement: TRIP is FULL
    Where: Hagerman Federal Wildlife Refuge, west of Sherman, TX
    When: Saturday, January 6, 2017
    Departure time from Ft. Worth area to be...
  10. Interesting reports from the first week of October and onset of Fall.

    Here in Bedford, my bird bath has really been busy with some surprising visitors:

    On 10/1 thru 10/3, a flock of 20+ Yellow Warblers invaded the fountain. They took advantage of the Chinese Maple...
  11. Eagle Optics is closing on December 31,2017

    Normally, I would not make an announcement for a business on the FWAS webpage.
    But I recently learned through several postings on TexBirds that Eagle Optics is closing their on-line sports optics...
  12. April, 2018: "Birding the Border" hosted by TX A&M AgriLife Extension

    We received the following announcement in our FWAS Contact email:

    Hello Fort Worth Audubon,

    I am a Wildlife Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and I would like...
  13. ''CANCELLED:" Fieldtrip: 9/2/2017: Richland Creek WMA North Unit

    Fieldtrip: Richland Creek WMA, North Unit wetlands
    Date: Saturday, September 2, 2017
    Trip Leader: Jim Jones
    Duration: 3/4 day
    RSVP: trip is limited to 16 participants / 4...
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    Hidden Falls Clean-up Day, July 29, 2017

    Stephanie George is inviting FWAS volunteers to join her for a Hidden Falls Clean-up event on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
    We will begin at 8:00 AM.

    Hidden Falls is located below the Lake Worth Dam...
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    I received an email from Tom and Betsy Strother...

    I received an email from Tom and Betsy Strother who knew Bev and Lee Clauser for many years:
    We were sorry to hear of the passing of Bev. My wife Betsy and I were very active in FWAS...
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    Sad news from Longhollow Ranch

    I am sharing the sad news that Bev Clauser of Erath County passed away on Monday, June 14, 2017. Many of our current Fort Worth Audubon community knew Bev and her husband Lee from our annual...
  17. Local non-profit asks for help on selecting types of nesting boxes

    Hi. We received a request from Camp Carter YMCA of Ft. Worth. ( They asked if anyone in our organization has knowledge about attracting Purple Martins and putting up nest...
  18. Thread: Kingbird ID

    by JimJones

    Hi Chris, The bird you photographed is a Western...

    Hi Chris,
    The bird you photographed is a Western Kingbird. Significant differences to observe between a Western and a Couch's is how much of the belly and breast is yellow. As you saw in your...
  19. Archived older posts on Forum and using Search for post topics

    As some of you have noticed, we occasionally will move older Forum postings to the Archive. I finished moving all posts in the Bird Observation & Reports folders prior to 2015 to the Bird...
  20. Possible Monk Parakeet colony starting in Everman

    Received an email from Buck Buchanan, a former member and President of FWAS when I joined the chapter in 2000.
    Buck wanted to share he was 'out exploring' last week and came upon a pair of Monk...
  21. Group Photo of the folks who went to Chalk Mountain in 2017

    Hi everyone,
    Here is the group photo taken with my little point & shoot camera while up on the escarpment on the Brown Property on Chalk Mountain. We are missing Carol T. who stayed behind near the...
  22. Trip Report - 5/27/17: Longhollow Ranch & Brown Property near Glen Rose

    19 folks took part in this year's visit to Chalk Mountain. For the first time in several years I fell through on my promise to produce the targeted birds for easy viewing. You know, sitting up on a...
  23. Mississippi Kites back in numbers in Bedford neighborhood

    I was beginning to worry that the Mississippi Kites which have been yearly visitors for over 15 years may have moved on. I did not see any up until May 3rd. Then a whole group arrived. They seem to...
  24. Eastern Screech-owls nesting in Bedford yard

    I've been listening and reporting screech-owls near our home for several years.
    A pair nested for a few years in a row on the street behind ours.
    One even slept on a neighbor's porch for 4-years...
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    Please remember to send Jim your photo...

    Please remember to send Jim your photo submissions by May 5, 2017.
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