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: April 18, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., First National Bank Meeting Room, in Bastrop, Hwy. 71 @ Hasler.  Doors open at 6:30.

April Program: David Mitchell's Trip to Ecuador

For the April 18 meeting, David Mitchell, expert Birder in Bastrop County and in various world wide birding meccas, will present a program of his photographs and commentary on the Mitchell’s 2016 birding trip to Ecuador.


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 Other News-----

Bastrop Chamber of Commerce Chooses 2017 ‘Man of the Year’ 

BCAS President Mike Goebel was named Man of the Year on February 18 at the Bastrop Chamber’s 79th Banquet and Annual Meeting held at the Bastrop Convention Center.  The appellation recognizes a Chamber member’s service to the greater good of the area.  Mike serves on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations.

Yet we know his hobby, perhaps avocation, is birding, which restores the energy for his volunteer service.

Posters for Birds Project Update:

Something over 50% of the target 100 posters are now hanging in Smithville, Elgin, Bastrop, and Cedar Creel areas.    At least one more team is needed to work in Bastrop.  About 20 posters in team hands are pending or not yet reported as hung.  Call Mary Ellen Branan at 512 303 2734 or write email to mbranan@austin.rr.com to volunteer.  A color ad about BCAS and its 35th anniversary is planned for Earth Day, April 22, in Elgin, Smithville, and Bastrop newspapers.

Be Green with Carbon Offsets!
  Want to help BCAS and offset your carbon footprint at the same time? Reliant Energy and EarthShare of Texas have launched The Reliant EcoShare, a program that allows Reliant customers to support EarthShare of Texas and help reduce the customers' carbon footprints through the purchase of carbon offsets.