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Meeting: 21, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., First National Bank Meeting Room, in Bastrop, Hwy. 71 @ Hasler. Doors open at 6:30.

November Program:  Birding the Corners with Chuck Sexton

We welcome Dr. Chuck Sexton for the November BCAS General Meeting Tuesday, November 21.  Looking at the map shape of Texas, you’ll find eight actual corners.  Exploring each corner gave Sexton his presentation entitled “Birding the Far-flung Corners of Texas.” 

The eight corners include “Panhandle NW Corner,” for the Golden Eagle and Prairie Falcon; the “Garden Valley Corner,” a wilderness “blend zone” at the northern border; the “Southeast Corner” where the Sabine meets the Gulf; the “El Paso Corner,” boasting 362 species, etc., and they all reveal wonders.

Dr. Sexton has been active in environmental issues for over 25 years in Texas.  He grew up in southern California and migrated to Austin in the mid-1970's to attend graduate school at the University of Texas.  He received his doctorate in 1987 for a study on the impact of urbanization on birds.  

An accomplished botanist and butterfly enthusiast, he has presented programs on Texas natural history to a wide range of groups.  He and the corners are featured in a recent issue of TP&W Magazine.

He previously gave us a program in March, 2014, on the origin and discovery of the Golden-cheeked Warbler.  He is an expert on the biology of both the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo as the staff biologist for the Balcones Canyonlands NWR since 1994. 

 

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

 

 
 
 

Donation for Port Aransas

The chapter is gathering member donations throughout November in order to help with the recovery for birding sites in Port Aransas following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey’s visit August 25.  

The Board already has pledged $500 and committed to matching member donations up to $500, so the total could reach $1,500.  Donate at the meeting or via this web site. 


     
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