Meetings & Events

Meetings & Events

Bexar Audubon Society of San Antonio offers you engaging
presentations, enlightening topics, useful workshops,
and enriching discussions during our monthly meetings.
Please join us!

BAS Monthly Meeting

September 28, 2022 | 6:30 PM | Zoom

Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Romey Swanson, Audubon Texas

Piping Plover photo from nps.gov

Natural habitat and open spaces are disappearing at an alarming rate. Protections for wildlife, natural places, and clean air and water are in jeopardy. By protecting birds, we’re also safeguarding Texas's great natural heritage for future generations, preserving our shared quality of life and fostering a healthier environment for us all. Romey Swanson, Director of Conservation Strategy for Audubon Texas, will present a program about the Species of Greatest Conservation Need.

About Romey Swanson

Romey works with state, national, and international partners to identify and advance important conservation strategies to benefit birds, landscapes, and the communities that depend on them. He has spent over a decade as private lands biologist and technical guidance consultant working on a variety of land and wildlife conservation issues throughout Texas. Romey is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and President of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society—Texas’ largest professional society of wildlife managers and researchers. He is active within the Texas Land Trust Community and formerly served as Conservation Program Manager with Hill Country Conservancy. He received a Master’s Degree in 2009 from Texas State University studying Wildlife Ecology. Romey lives in Austin and enjoys spending time with his family hunting, camping, and photographing wildlife.

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Passcode: 316245
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BAS Monthly Meeting

October 26 | 6:30 PM | Zoom

 Anticoagulant Rodenticides
and Raptors

Eres A. Gomez, M.S., The University of Texas at San Antonio

Anticoagulant rodenticides (ARs) are rodent poisons used for pest control; however, non-target exposure has been documented in a wide variety of wildlife. Raptors are highly susceptible and become exposed when they consume contaminated prey. Indirect effects of AR poisoning may also increase a raptor's risk to injury, disease, and predation. Many studies have documented global AR exposure in raptors, but data on exposure rates is lacking from the southern U.S., especially in Texas. Eres will share her results from her Master’s research on local sampling efforts of owls admitted into rehabilitation in and around San Antonio, Texas. Approved for AAMN AT hours. This presentation ties into the Pollinator Festival on October 8.

About Eres Gomez
Eres A. Gomez recently earned her Master’s degree in Environmental Science from The University of Texas at San Antonio where she studied raptors (i.e., birds of prey). Eres has worked as a veterinary technician and most recently in raptor rehabilitation as part of this project. Her main research interests include general raptor biology and ecology, ecotoxicology, and issues surrounding human-wildlife conflict.

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Passcode: 209242
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NLCP Landscapes for Birds - San Antonio
In-person Workshop

Saturday, October 1 | 8 AM to 3 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden

Learn about the benefits of native plants, desirable plants for your area and design considerations for your landscape. Native Landscape Certification Program is a state-wide program, but classes focus on the characteristics and plants in the region in which they are taught. NOTE: The content is specific to the San Antonio area.

 

Class Outline:
Native Landscapes for Birds is a companion class to the Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP).

In the class you will:

  • Learn about the importance of birds and Texas' role in bird migration
  • Identify threats to birds and steps to reduce them
  • Understand the relationship between birds and native plants
  • Create and maintain bird-friendly native plant landscapes
  • Become familiar with up to 50 native Texas plants that benefit your local birds

There is no prerequisite for this class.

Instructors:
Lee Marlowe
Fred Loxsom

Class Prices and NPSOT Member Discounts:
Native Landscapes for Birds:
$50 - Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) members
$65 - Non-members. Become a NPSOT member.

Click here for details and to register.

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center Upcoming Events

In Case You Missed It:
Bexar Audubon online presentations are available on Vimeo

Click on the word "Vimeo" in headline above
to access these recordings.

New insights into the genetics of the Golden-Cheeked Warbler by Dr. Giri Athrey

Wingbeat Atlas: Bird Photography by Ken Butler and Poems by Lucy Griffith

Little (studied) Kite on the Prairie: Investigating the Ecology of Mississippi Kites by Dr. Ben R. Skipper of Angelo State University

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Birds of the World by Laura Kammermeier

Victoria Winter Hummingbirds by Dr. Brent Ortego

The Edwards Aquifer and San Marcos Springs by Gregg Eckhardt

Ethnobotany and the Appreciation of Native Plants by Maeve Bassett of San Antonio Botanical Garden

Golden-cheeked Warbler Important Bird Area Training Video presented by Jewell Cozort of SA Parks and Recreation Dept.

The Wonderful Wild of Texas: A Herping Big Year by Romey Swanson of Audubon Texas

"A Most Remarkable Creature" by author Jonathan Meiburg about caracaras

The Billion Birds Report and Texas by Richard Heilbrun, TPWD

Effects of Light and Noise on Birds by Dr. Jennifer Phillips of Texas A&M San Antonio

A Kingdom of Birds: Birding in Saudi Arabia by Greg Askew

All About Flycatchers by Craig Hensley, Texas Nature Trackers/TPWD

The Serengeti by Peter Roberts, Bird Guide

 

 

Doc & Martha: Matagorda Island Naturalists Documentary by Greg Pasztor

San Antonio Parks & Rec Natural Areas: An Opportunity to Connect People with Nature by Nature Preserve Officer Wendy Leonard

A House for Wren by Author Julie Beever

Balcony Birding in the Time of Coronavirus by Martin Reid

Wildscaping, Creating Habitat in Our Cities by Judit Green, TPWD

iNaturalist and the City Nature Challenge by Craig Hensley, Texas Nature Trackers/TPWD

Birds of Prey by Matt Reidy, TPWD

Purple Martins78209 Project by Allison Hayne

Catios: Outdoor Cat Patios by Cynthia Chomos

To Burn or Not to Burn? By Maureen Frank, Texas A&M AgriLife

Building Bird-friendly Cities and Conservation Leaders for the Future by Yvette Stewart, Audubon Texas

Saving Birds One Building at a Time by Lynne Parks, Lights Out Baltimore

Introduction to Bats by Nyta Brown, Old Tunnel State Park

Damsels & Dragons by Craig Hensley, Texas Nature Trackers/TPWD

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