Our mission is to promote the conservation, restoration, and enjoyment
of natural resources and habitats for birds and other wildlife.


Birds of Bastrop County



Meeting: October 17, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., First National Bank Meeting Room, in Bastrop, Hwy. 71 @ Hasler. Doors open at 6:30.

September Program:  Dr. Byron Stone

Can you tell a Swamp Sparrow from a Chipping Sparrow?  What are those little brown birds (LBBs) arriving at your feeder this winter?  Program Chair David Mitchell has arranged a timely program for the October meeting.  Dr. Byron Stone will prepare us for the ID challenges with his presentation “Sparrowman's Twenty-Sparrow Day."

"Doc" Stone is an Austin physician and a lifelong naturalist who calls Central Texas "Sparrow Heaven."  He is known in Texas  as “Dr. Birdie” and "Sparrowman".  Birding since about 1972, he is a former member of the TBRC (Texas Bird Records Committee), immediate Past-President of Texas Ornithological Society (TOS), statewide and regional eBird reviewer since about 2009, and has taught classes and workshops on bird identification for Travis Audubon Society since 2001.  He is co-founder of SparrowFest, an event conducted annually in February at Balcones Canyonlands NWR.


BCAS meets at the First National Bank in Bastrop on Hasler Blvd.  Doors open at 6:30.  The public is welcome.  Join us for dinner beforehand at Cedar’s Mediterranean at 5:00.  RSVP to ssimon1221@yahoo.com.


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Recent photo from Judith Reader, who lives in Corpus Christi, taken post-Harvey.  

Recent photo from Judith Reader, who lives in Corpus Christi, taken post-Harvey.  

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