MONTHLY PROGRAM: Birds of South Texas

Photo by Erik Bruhnke

Birds of South Texas by Erik Bruhnke
Free to the public
Program begins 7:00 pm, the Travis Audubon Annual Meeting will precede at 6:00 pm

Come join Erik Bruhnke as he talks about the vibrant bird life found throughout the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The diverse and colorful array of birds in south Texas is unlike any other region in the country. Immense masses of birds migrate through south Texas every spring and fall, and the year-round resident birds spoil birders who visit this area. Erik’s award-winning photographs and educational anecdotes are sure to provide everyone with a fun and memorable experience of learning about these birds and their habitats.

Erik Bruhnke has had a love for birds since he was a child. He graduated from Northland College in Wisconsin with a Natural Resources degree in 2008. Erik taught field ornithology various times at Northland College. During his first six fall seasons following college, Erik worked as an interpreter at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, Minnesota and was a board member of the Duluth Audubon Society.

Photo by Erik Bruhnke

Two years ago he counted migrating raptors at the Corpus Christi HawkWatch and more recently at the Cape May Hawk Watch in New Jersey during the fall of 2016. Erik’s wildlife photography has won national awards, and his writings have been featured in Birder’s Guide via the American Birding Association, BirdWatching, and Birdwatcher’s Digest. Erik leads tours for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours as well as his own business, Naturally Avian Birding Tours. He loves to cook and bake in his free time, often while sipping bird-friendly coffee.