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  • Volunteer Spotlight: Andy and Julia Balinsky

    By Alexis Puchek Andy and Julia Balinsky are Travis Audubon’s go-to experts and landlords for Austin’s Purple Martin colonies. Andy is the son of two World War II refugees who fled their countries from different European dictators. He was born and spent a good part of his childhood in South

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  • Travis Audubon Joins “No Amphitheater” Campaign

    Travis Audubon stands with other members of the Travis County conservation community in expressing grave concerns about the proposed Violet Crown Amphitheater bordering Barton Creek and the Barton Creek Habitat Preserve. We view this project as a threat to biodiversity in the neighboring Balcones Canyonlands by virtue of its extraordinary

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  • Kieran’s Story: Student-led Conservation at Kealing Middle School

    It was August 2018 when I first met Purple Martins at a Travis Audubon Purple Martin Party in a parking lot in Austin, Texas. I didn’t know what to expect but the birds immediately mesmerized me with their coordinated flight – the swirling, turning, acrobatic performance was amazing before they

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  • A Tale of Two Prairies

    By John Bloomfield Fall mornings are made for this.  The sun burning through the clouds after an evening rain, the wind gently blowing the tall grasses, a Cooper’s Hawk flying past to foretell good things to come. In late October, a team from Travis Audubon – Executive Director Nicole Netherton

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