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  • Travis Audubon
    and the ecological balance necessary for healthy sustainable and habitable communities Travis Audubon is one of over 450 chapters of the National Audubon Society Subscribe to our mailing list indicates required Email Address First Name Last Name Birdathon April 1 May 15 2016 About Birdathon Birdathon is one of Travis Audubon s most o Membership Information Travis Audubon Membership Levels We invite you to join Travis Audubon as a local

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  • Travis Audubon – About Us
    Directors and managed by a full time Executive Director Many of our programs and activities are organized and led by a dedicated experienced and highly skilled corps of volunteers What we do Travis Audubon promotes the enjoyment understanding and conservation of native birds and their habitats We protect critical habitat for the endangered Golden cheeked Warbler at our 690 acre Baker Sanctuary Our 10 acre Chaetura Canyon Sanctuary is home to more than 30 nesting avian species and is world renowned for research and conservation of Chimney Swifts Blair Woods in east Austin is a living lab for habitat restoration and education Travis Audubon continues to spearhead conservation programs locally and support them abroad We lead diverse and interesting field trips and bird walks nearly every weekend and on weekdays both at local birding hotspots and exotic getaways We offer an exciting array of monthly speakers and workshops as well as a variety of popular programs including Youth Birding Camp our annual Bird A Thon and several different seasonal bird counts and surveys Travis Audubon offers year round classes from birding basics to advanced classes for the identification of sparrows raptors gulls butterflies and dragonflies and even grasses Our outreach programs strive to educate the community about the vital connection between conservation and sustainable healthy human habitats Why it matters Birds are part of the natural system They are pollinators for many plants as well as essential for seed dispersal Rodent control would be an immense problem without birds to keep their numbers in check Birds save millions of dollars a year by eating pests in gardens and farms thereby reducing the amount of pesticides needed Bird studies help with scientific advancement They teach us about climate and the environment Birds are also key to indicating environmental changes Large rapid

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  • Travis Audubon – Why Birds Matter
    and for seed dispersal of many plants especially native plants Birds also feed on a variety of insects rodents and other small animals naturally keeping those populations in check and ensuring a proper balance in their ecosystem Scientific Importance Bird studies help us advance scientifically They teach us about climate and the environment Birds are also key to indicating environmental changes Large rapid bird declines alert us to an environmental problem that needs immediate attention Economic Impact Birders spend money on gear gas food and lodging According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service birdwatching is the fastest growing outdoor recreation in the country with over 47 8 million participants in the US While birding is among the most inexpensive hobbies one can participate in birders choose to spend millions of dollars per year in travel and equipment costs Birds save us millions of dollars a year They eat pests in gardens and farms thereby reducing the amount of toxic pesticides needed to control these populations and mitigating the damage pests inflict on our crops and ornamental plants Social Significance Birding improves people s lives Not only is birding a great family activity that appeals to all ages it also

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  • Travis Audubon – Staff, Board & Committees
    Lyon Vice President Frances Cerbins Treasurer Ruth Pelphrey Secretary Julia Marsden Directors Cullen Hanks Shelia Hargis Clif Ladd Jeff Patterson Carol Ray Jean Warneke Jo Wilson Mark Wilson Advisory Council J David Bamberger Valerie Bristol Victor Emanuel Sam Fason Bryan Hale Karen Huber Mary Kelly Andrew Sansom Carter Smith Office Staff Executive Director Joan Marshall ed travisaudubon org Director of Administration Membership Janet Reed membership travisaudubon org info travisaudubon org

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  • Travis Audubon – Organizational Documents
    Protecting wildlife won t curb economic growth Austin American Statesman 1 20 16 No Harmony in Songbird Dispute Austin American Statesman 1 16 2016 Texas songbird s loyalty should be rewarded Houston Chronicle 7 16 15 Keep Texas Wild Protect Golden cheeked Warbler Austin American Statesman 7 13 15 Saving a Texas Native Son David Yarnold Travis Audubon at a Glance Organizational Documents 1955 Articles of Incorporation 2004 Articles of

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  • Travis Audubon – Signal Smoke
    Store Contact Us CALENDAR As a benefit of membership Travis Audubon members are e mailed a copy of Signal Smoke Each issue of Signal Smoke has articles on birds and birding such as the popular Naturalist s Calendar by Bill Reiner Our newsletters also include updates on Travis Audubon sanctuaries youth education programs committee activities classes field trips and more Signal Smoke is edited by Betsy Pfeil For questions about

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  • Travis Audubon – Education and Outreach
    need for conservation will ensure a balanced regional eco system and a healthy environment for future generations Monthly Meetings One of the awesome perks of TAS membership our monthly meetings are a great for fellowship Our meetings are on the third Thursday of each month except for June July August and December Free for Members and One Guest 10 Non Members Visit the website calendar to learn more about the individual speakers and events Adult Classes Our classes are led by expert instructors with significant relevant experience to the topics Many of our classes fill up early so if you are interested don t wait to register Field Trips Membership is not required beginners are welcome and most field trips are free If you enjoy our field trips please consider joining Travis Audubon Victor Emanuel Conservation Award Luncheon Travis Audubon s Conservation Award is named for Victor Emanuel who has been a pioneer in ecotourism and conservation Victor Emanuel Nature Tours based in Austin is the largest company in the world specializing in birding tours Birdathon Birdathon is one of Travis Audubon s most engaging and entertaining ways to protect Central Texas native birds Like a walkathon Birdathon participants collect

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  • Travis Audubon – Classes, Events & Field Trips
    need for conservation will ensure a balanced regional eco system and a healthy environment for future generations Monthly Meetings One of the awesome perks of TAS membership our monthly meetings are a great for fellowship Our meetings are on the third Thursday of each month except for June July August and December Free for Members and One Guest 10 Non Members Visit the website calendar to learn more about the individual speakers and events Adult Classes Our classes are led by expert instructors with significant relevant experience to the topics Many of our classes fill up early so if you are interested don t wait to register Field Trips Membership is not required beginners are welcome and most field trips are free If you enjoy our field trips please consider joining Travis Audubon Victor Emanuel Conservation Award Luncheon Travis Audubon s Conservation Award is named for Victor Emanuel who has been a pioneer in ecotourism and conservation Victor Emanuel Nature Tours based in Austin is the largest company in the world specializing in birding tours Birdathon Birdathon is one of Travis Audubon s most engaging and entertaining ways to protect Central Texas native birds Like a walkathon Birdathon participants collect

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