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(AT) Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society Meeting

November 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 26, 2020

The Great Adventure of Birding Alaska in Early Summer
Byron Stone

“The Texas Ornithological Society (TOS) has sponsored over 12 birding expeditions to Alaska, developing the “Trip-of-a-Lifetime” itinerary pioneered by another TOS past president, Jim Hailey. Birding destinations include Anchorage, Barrow, Nome, Denali Park, and a boat trip for near-shore pelagic birds out of Seward. Participants have encountered about 180 bird species, including 20 species that are very hard to find anywhere in North America other than Alaska. A partial list of such specialty birds includes Arctic and Aleutian Terns, Harlequin Duck, Pacific Loon, Red-necked Grebe, Arctic Warbler, 10 species of alcids, Eastern Yellow Wagtail and the amazing Bluethroat! And then there is the scenery – there is nothing like it in the lower 48. And add mammals, including musk oxen and caribou. And the incomparable polygon tundra of Barrow.

These are rigorous adventures with long birding days and lots of travel. Much of the travel is in isolated backcountry with no facilities. Although much of the birding is along gravel roads or improved trails, a few locations require hiking over uneven ground on steep hillsides in order to maximize bird sightings.

If you like this presentation consider going on the next trip which will be in June 2021, again offered by TOS.

As an extra bonus Kacy Metcalf will give a short program on Prothonotary Warblers based on her work on their nestling and nest boxes while volunteering at the Heard

Agenda:  6:30 Social Time, 6:50 Bird ID Class, 7:15 Business meeting, 7:30 Main Program, 8:30 Adjourn

Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society 

Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society offers informative and interesting programs and exceptional speakers with slide shows to teach and thrill members and guests at the monthly chapter meetings. The board diligently pursues a full array of interests to promote better understanding of the birding world and to have entertaining yet educational programs.

Guest are welcome.  There is no Heard Museum charge for attending the chapter meeting.

To suggest a program speaker or subject, contact Denise Dengler, program chairperson, 972-208-7448.

The PTAS meeting place is in the Science Resource Center at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069.
Latitude, longitude: 33.1574751, -96.615278.

Directions: After passing through the gate continue straight passed the museum building to the end of the road.  The large building is the SRC.



November 26, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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