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  • Are Monarch Butterfly Populations Declining Because of Deaths During the Fall Migration?

    By Sahotra Sarkar On the fourteenth of October last year tens of thousands of monarch butterflies flew over Austin in a steady stream on their way to Mexico. Most were high, probably over a hundred meters, forming a cloud of dots against the sky. It was at least a decade

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  • Birdathon 2020 Photography Contest Winners Revealed

    Thank you to everyone who submitted their work to our first ever Birdathon Photography Contest! We received 45 submissions, and our judges Nora Chovanec (TAS Graphic Designer) and Brad James (Master Birder and Photographer) had the task of scoring the photos based on the following criteria: Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting,

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  • Birders Documentary Review

    By Carol Ray Looking for something more inspiring to watch than bingeing old Seinfeld reruns, I came across a 37-minute documentary on Netflix titled “Birders.” This is a Mexican production that is in English and subtitled in Spanish made just last year. The film focused on the migratory path birds

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  • Birding Brawl 2020 Results

    1st Place: Shelia Hargis Total species: 91 Her Birding Brawl Story: I have done many Big Days, but never one by myself. I was a little nervous that if I failed miserably, I’d have no one else to blame but myself.  (-: I started at 4:30 AM in my neighborhood,

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