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  • Tales from the Climate Patch

    by Allan Seils On a warm Central Texas morning of clear skies, I conducted the spring bird survey of 12 locations within my designated 1-kilometer square area in SE Travis County.  This was done as part of the nationwide National Audubon Climate Watch Program.  Recent rains in May left lush

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  • What Makes a Birder? Jeffrey Jackson: No Turning Back

    By John Bloomfield Some travel the world and amass huge life lists. Others travel as far as their backyard and may not list at all. Some bird with expensive optics and big camera lenses. Others use modest bins and maybe a point-and-shoot. Some hike miles in search of a rarity.

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  • Celebrating Three Amazing Board Members

    This month, the Travis Audubon Board of Directors celebrated the retirement of three fantastic board members: Clif Ladd, Christy Esmahan, and Carol Ray. Clif Ladd has served on the board since 2009. He has participated on the Advocacy Committee and Baker and Blair Woods Core Teams, providing expertise as a

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  • See Why We’re “Humming” with Excitement at Zilker Botanical Garden!

    Last year, our friends at the Zilker Botanical Garden reached out to Travis Audubon with a (literally) sweet proposal: to create a space at the garden that attracts hummingbirds. The plan was two-fold: to dispatch and maintain nectar feeders, and to landscape the garden with native plants that hummingbirds pollinate.

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