TAS 67th Birthday Party + Annual Business Meeting + Speaker Series

Party starts at 6:00 PM
Meeting starts at 6:30 PM
Speaker starts at 7:00 PM

Travis Audubon is thrilled to celebrate 67 years of inspiring conservation through birding this March! Come have some cake and socialize with fellow members and volunteers. Several vendors will be on site selling bird-inspired crafts, and all guests will be entered into a raffle to win a $100 gift card to Whole Earth.

At the Business Meeting, Travis Audubon staff will deliver a presentation on the state of the organization, and members will be eligible to vote for the board nominees for April 2019 – March 2022. The Travis Audubon Nominating Committee proposes the following slate:

Christy Esmahan
Lino Mendiola III
Julia Marsden
Dennis Palafox

Learn more about this year’s board nominees here. Nominations will be accepted from the floor prior to the election.

After the Business Meeting, Eric Grahmann (Ph.D, gamebird ecology and habitat management and restoration) will be speaking about one of his research passions the Montezuma quail, in his presentation titled “A Beautiful yet Frustrating Bird to Study: The Montezuma Quail”.

For more than 5 years, Eric and his colleagues have dedicated much time to understanding the approximate distribution, density, and habitat requirements of the Montezuma quail in Texas, especially across the Edwards Plateau. Eric is a native of Victoria, and currently resides in San Antonio. He earned degrees in Agriculture (Sam Houston State) and Range and Wildlife Management and Wildlife Science (Texas A&M University-Kingsville). After graduation, Eric was hired as Director of Gamebird Science and Assistant Professor at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Currently, he is employed by a private landowner as a habitat specialist working from deep southern Texas to Kansas. He is excited about joining us and sharing some novel information on the Montezuma quail.