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

May 25, 2022 | 6:30 PM | Zoom

Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
Birds of the World

Laura Kammermeier, Birds of the World Marketing Manager

Join us to learn more about Birds of the World, the world’s leading scholarly, dynamic, avian life history platform. Our guest speaker, Laura Kammermeier from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will explore the wealth of information contained in this authoritative but accessible resource and show how it can help deepen your understanding of birds, learn families and subspecies, examine songs, calls and identification features, and find updated range maps. Laura will give us a tour of this dynamic resource and point out some of its lesser-known features. She will also discuss how this unique publication fits into the Cornell Lab’s larger mission to “bend the curve” for birds.  Approved for AAMN AT hours.

About Laura Kammermeier
Laura Kammermeier is the Marketing Manager for Birds of the World. She has a Master’s degree in ecology and has 25 years of experience in citizen science, digital marketing, and communications. Laura has coordinated citizen science programs such as Florida LakeWatch and Project FeederWatch, built a business offering digital marketing services to environmental nonprofits, traveled the world as a birding travel writer, ran a multiauthor travel blog for a time, and eventually returned to the Lab to work for Birds of the World full-time.  These days, Laura focuses her free time at home watching birds and “rewilding” her property for birds and other wildlife. She enjoys bringing the authoritative content in Birds of the World to a growing network of birders, scientists, nonprofits, and academic libraries around the world.

Join the May 25 Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 892 9416 4041
Passcode: 895741
Click HERE to find your local number to call in

 

 

BAS Monthly Meeting

June 22, 2022 | 6:30 PM | Zoom

Little (studied) Kite on the Prairie: Investigating the Ecology of Mississippi Kites

Dr. Ben R. Skipper, Associate Professor of Biology,
Angelo State University

In the last 70 years, Mississippi Kites have become one of the most abundant raptors in cities and towns throughout the Great Plains. Despite their ubiquity and abundance, much of their life history and ecology awaits discovery. In this presentation, Dr. Ben Skipper of Angelo State University will discuss his past and current research that is aimed at shedding light on this little-studied raptor. Approved for AAMN AT hours.

About Dr. Skipper
Dr. Ben R. Skipper was born and raised in lower Alabama, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Science from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. From Auburn, Dr. Skipper moved to Nebraska where he studied the interactions between grassland birds and Brown-headed Cowbirds for his Master of Science in Biology.  Dr. Skipper began working on his Ph.D. in Wildlife Science at Texas Tech University where he studied the urban ecology of Mississippi Kites. After a brief post-doctoral stint at Texas Tech, he joined the faculty of Angelo State University.  There, along with his teaching duties, he serves as Curator of Birds in the Angelo State Natural History Collections.

Join the June 22 Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 814 0841 3453
Passcode: 204972
Click HERE to find your local number to call in

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center Upcoming Events

Migratory Bird Fest  – Community Festival

Saturday, May 14 | 10:00am-2:00pm | FREE 
In celebration of spring migration, come and enjoy our free community festival filled with games, crafts, vendors, native plant sales, food trucks, pollinator walks, and exploration stations. All proceeds from this event support our mission to connect people to nature and protect the places birds, and humans, need, today and tomorrow.

Partners and Vendors include:
Bexar Audubon Society, Morawski Fine Art, Knot Creations by Kat, Medina River Natural Area, Uprooted Gardens, Whole Earth Provision Co, Home Depot- BIRDHOUSE BUILDING, Spare Parts, Airborne Aerial Photography, Gardening Volunteers of South Texas (GVST), San Antonio Water System, Audubon Texas Coastal Program, Pollinatives- PLANT SALE, Scooby Van of San Antonio- BOOK GIVEAWAY, San Antonio Zoo, Horned Toad Club, Blooming with Birdie – BEEHIVE DEMO, TAMUSA Ornithology Research - BIRD BANDING DEMO, San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum, Green Spaces Alliance South TX, San Antonio River Authority, Food Trucks - KC's Global Subs, Doña Kika’s Tacos y Gorditas, and more!

PLUS - raffle onsite on Saturday only: $1 donation = 1 ticket for $100 H-E-B gift card!

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

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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