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: January 17, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., First National Bank Meeting Room, in Bastrop, Hwy. 71 @ Hasler. Doors open at 6:30.
January Program: David Sarkozi
He’s starting another Big Year: “I’ve decided to go for it, to break the Texas Big Year record of 522 in 2017!”
David runs TEXBIRDS, the state wide email birding list. He has served as the chairman of the Outdoor Nature Club – Ornithology Group in Houston and is a past president and secretary of the Texas Ornithological Society (TOS).
By January 9, he had counted 182 species!
"Posters for Birds”:
The Project committee will soon select designs for the posters.
Next, we will order the 100 tabloid size posters (11”x 17”) featuring birds of Bastrop County using photos by our members past and present. We plan to hang about seven different laminated poster versions at all sorts of venues in the County, commercial, non-profit, governmental, etc. The venues could include restaurants, store fronts, churches, banks, and museums, reaching diverse populations, to publicize BCAS, its mission, meetings, web site, local birds, and 35th anniversary. We will include a button for “likes” at the Facebook site.
The December meeting was a great success: good people, good presentation, good food. Nicholas Cowey reported on record numbers and first-time and rare species of butterflies in Bastrop County this fall.
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