June Lunch Series

Throughout the month of June, listen to speakers knowledgeable about birds and birding. We will have a different speaker each Thursday at noon. All presentations will occur through Zoom Web Conferencing and registration is required for each meeting (and a suggested donation of $10 is encouraged). Registrants will receive meeting credentials prior to talk.

Thursday, June 4, 12 PM – 1 PM
Topic: Birdability: You won’t know until you go!
Speaker: Virginia Rose
Summary: Forty-seven years ago, Virginia Rose was paralyzed in a horseback riding accident at age 14. Seventeen years ago, she started birding with Travis Audubon. Two years ago, she conducted her own Birdathon, and created Birdability! Join us as she shares her inspiration for starting the movement, how it has evolved, and where it stands today.
Register for this talk here.

Thursday, June 11, 12 PM – 1 PM
Topic: Shorebirds of Central Texas
Speaker: Eric Stager
Summary: Shorebirds are a large and diverse group of birds, with many species embarking on spectacular long-distance migrations. As many as 30 species can be seen in Austin during spring and fall migration! Shorebirds also present birders with some interesting identification challenges. In this talk you’ll learn how to identify some of the most common species in the Austin area.
Register for this talk here.

Thursday, June 18, 12 PM – 1 PM
Topic: Golden-cheeked Warbler Conservation
Speaker: Chris Murray
Summary: Coming soon!
Register for this talk here.

Thursday, June 25, 12 PM – 1:15 PM
Topic: Create Bird-friendly Habitat and Bring Your Landscape to Life
Speaker: Jane Tillman
Summary: Your landscape design, gardening practices and plant choices all have an impact on birds. Find out what you can do to increase your yard, greenbelt or park’s appeal to birds by providing food, water, and shelter and places to raise young. This talk will focus on what birds eat, design and gardening practices, and some of the many native plants that support our birds.
Register for this talk here.