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  1. 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...
  4. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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,...
  9. 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...
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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...
  14. 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...
  20. 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....
  21. 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
  23. 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...
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