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  • Blair Woods and the History of Ft. Colorado

    By Mark Wilson, Travis Audubon Board Member Travis Audubon’s Blair Woods Preserve is a wonderful oasis in the middle of the Austin urban environment. Open to all every day from 9a – 4p, it offers a peaceful place to enjoy birds and nature. But Blair Woods is also a sanctuary

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  • What Makes a Birder? Advait Marathe: Parallel Journeys

    By John Bloomfield In this ongoing series we examine what motivates people to enjoy birds and birding, from back yard birders to chronic listers of all ages and abilities. ***** One morning when he was a boy, Advait Marathe remembers standing on the balcony of his family’s home in Mumbai,

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  • Volunteer Spotlight: Dennis Palafox

    By Alexis Puchek Dennis is on the Travis Audubon Board and was Chair of the Field Trip Committee for about 5 years before stepping down last month.  He also serves on the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee. He hails from El Paso and speaks fondly of his time

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  • What Makes a Birder? Byron Stone: Eschew Field Mark Cronyism

    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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