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  • What Makes a Birder? Lauren Stokes and Colby Watkins: Love of Seabirds

    By John Bloomfield In the latest installment of our blog on local birders and what inspires them, we follow Austin birders Lauren Stokes and Colby Watkins on their first pelagic journey in the gulf waters off Port Aransas this September. The trip was led by Garett Hodne, veteran of 25

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  • Celebrating a Naturalist’s Legacy

    By Robert McLemore Because of the generous contributions of the members and community of Travis Audubon, we have been able to pivot during the pandemic and continue to fulfill our mission of conservation, education and advocacy. A hallmark is the beautiful and professional production of this year’s Victor Emanuel Conservation

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  • Hornsby Bend Stakeholder Update September 2021

    This update includes the following: Update on the tree removal project and mowing along the treatment pond embankments Update on construction project progress and road closures Progress on the old aquatic greenhouse and pump station demolition Although we had hoped to be restarting the Hornsby Bend Stakeholder Public Meetings this

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  • Our Strange Summer of Swifts and other Updates from Chaetura Canyon

    There are 18 Chimney Swift towers on the Chaetura Canyon Sanctuary. Most are monitored only periodically and then nesting success is evaluated after the swifts have departed for South America in the fall. However, three of the towers are equipped with audio and visual equipment and are monitored throughout the

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