Speaker Series: Bird Conservation along the Colorado River: from the prairies to the bay with Romey Swanson

Doors open at 6:30 PM, Talk starts at 7:00 PM
Both members and non-members welcome.

This talk will cover the many characteristics that make Texas so biologically rich – through a birds eye view. We’ll explore this diversity most deeply along the Colorado River – the liquid heart that connects otherwise disparate eco-regions and the bird guilds they support. We’ll review the science that drives Audubon Texas’ strategic conservation planning and how we all have a role to play. From Burrowing Owls on the shortgrass prairie, Golden-cheeked Warbler in the brakes of the Hill Country, to Black Skimmers of coastal bay islands – there should be something for every bird enthusiast.

About the Speaker: Romey Swanson works for Audubon Texas as the Director of Conservation Strategy. In this role, Romey works with state, national, and international partners to identify and advance important conservation strategies to benefit birds, wildlife, and people. Romey is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and President Elect of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society – Texas’ largest professional society of wildlife managers. Additionally, Romey is an active leader within the Texas Land Trust Community serving on several organization’s boards and committees. He received a Master’s Degree from Texas State University studying the wildlife of Central Texas. Romey lives in Austin and enjoys spending time with his family hunting, camping, and studying nature – much like his favorite naturalist Teddy Roosevelt.

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