El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society

Next General Meeting


Monday, March 16, 2020 (
canceled)


The March 16 meeting, a joint meeting with the El Paso Regional Group of the Sierra Club, has been canceled due to increased risks of community spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. 


As of now, the meeting for April 28 is still on the schedule, but we will review the current conditions and recommendations and make a decision closer to that time.



Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Centennial Museum, UTEP

Corner of University Ave. and Wiggins Way

6:30 p.m.


(This is a joint meeting with the El Paso Regional Group of the Sierra Club.  The meeting is during their usual meeting time.  Audubon will be meeting with the Sierra Club in April and will not have a separate meeting on our usual third Monday of the month.)
   
                Three Billion Birds Lost Since 1970!

           Actions we can take to bring back the birds
                                  Kevin Floyd

Recent studies have shown a staggering loss of birds, with the US and Canada now having an estimated 3 billion breeding adult birds less than in 1970.  This is a loss of 25% of all birds.  Grassland ecosystems have been hard hit, and we have seen that locally with low numbers of sparrows found during both the El Paso and Mesilla Valley Christmas Bird Counts this past winter.  We will briefly discuss the major causes of these losses, but will focus most of the time on seven actions that we can start right away.  These actions will help birds and other wildlife survive in these challenging times.

Dr. Kevin Floyd is the botanical curator at the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at the University of Texas at El Paso, and is the conservation chair of the El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society.  He wants to see wildlife-friendly landscapes with mostly native plants grow across the city.


El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon meets on the third Monday of the month from September through May except in December, when we meet on the second Monday, and February, when our Annual Meeting typically takes place on the third Saturday.  We do not meet in June, July or August.

 


Welcome!


The El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon  Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society.  We have a large territory, all of Texas west of the Pecos River ("Trans-Pecos").  Our members are found throughout the Trans-Pecos, but most live in the region's largest city, El Paso.  Birds, birding, wildlife, the environment, and our community are the concerns of the El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society. 





 

Conservation Organizations:


Keystone Heritage Park 915-581-7920

www.keystoneheritagepark.com


Friends of the Rio Bosque 915-747-8663

​www.riobosque.org


Franklin Mtns. Wilderness Coalition

​www.franklinmountains.org




Injured bird or animal?


Call:

Second Chance Wildlife Rescue

Josie Karam

(915) 920-7867

wildliferescueelpaso.org


OR


Stick House Sanctuary
3927 Emory Rd
(915) 219-2365

https://www.facebook.com/epwildliferescue









Upcoming Birding Opportunities


Sunday, April 26, 2020, 8 a.m.

Rio Bosque Wetlands Park
Meet at bridge over Riverside Canal  (
map and directions)
Contact:   John Sproul, 915-747-8663



Next Feather Lake Workday


Saturday, April 11, 2020, 8 a.m.

Location:  Feather Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

               9500 North Loop at Bordeaux, El Paso

Contact:   John Sproul, 915-747-8663