New! Dallas Sparrow Matrix has been added to the Download section below
New! JBS Species List
New! Eagle Nest Video - http://thewire.oncor.com/News/Pages/Relive-Relocation-of-Bald-Eagle-Nest-25-Miles-from-Downtown-Dallas.aspx
Master Birder Participants: Sharon Barr, Katie Christman, Reba Collins, Linda Ford, Thomas Hasse, Caroline Humphries, Lynn Kramer, Sharon Lane, Missy McAllister, Carrie McLaughlin, Gail Morris, Marybeth Murphy, Carla Savage, Stephanie Timko
Jim Peterson- Classroom Faculty
Shannon Love- Assistant and MB1 Graduate
All classes on Wednesday nights 7:00-8:30. All field trips on weekend dates
September 13 - Introduction: Trinity River Audubon Center (half day)
September 27 - Daingerfield, Texas - Hawk Migration (all day field trip)
October 1 - Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center (DCAC) evening class 7:00-8:30
October 18 - John Bunker Sands (half day field trip)
October 22 - DCAC evening class - 7:00-8:30
November 5 - DCAC evening class - 7:00-8:30
November 15 - Bardwell Lake (half day field trip)
December 3 - DCAC evening class - 7:00-8:30
Christmas Count season
January 14 - DCAC evening class - 7:00-8:30
January 17 - Hagerman NWR (all day field trip)
February 11 - DCAC evening class - 7:00-8:30
February 21-22 - East Texas (overnight field trip)
March 11 - DCAC evening class - 7:00-8:30
March 21 - Lake Tawakoni (long half day field trip)
April 8 - DCAC evening class - 7:00-8:30
April 11 - Village Creek Drying Beds (half day field trip)
April 22 - DCAC evening class - 7:00-8:30
April 24, 25, 26 - High Island Texas (long weekend field trip: 2 nights, Sat. Sun,)
May 9 - IBA field trip for Golden-cheeked Warbler (full day)
May 13 - DCAC evening class - 7:00-8:30
May 30 - Graduation: Trinity River Audubon Center (half day)
* - There will be one other Spring weekend date to be announced. Some participant teaching will be involved.
Miscellaneous Papers (Peterson, 2013, 2014)
Miscellaneous discussion of confusing species variation and certain behaviors
New - Buteo Identification - See "Buteo_Identification-V5.pdf" (23 pages) in the download section below. Please download this paper and save it to your hard drive. The photographic images will show up better if you download it and open it on your computer rather than open it here.
Gull Identification - see "Gull-ID.pdf" in the download section at the bottom of this page (24 pages). Please download this paper and save it to your hard drive. The photographic images will show up better if you download it and open it on your computer rather than open it here.
Contributions and links from 2014-15 participants related to the science of ornithology.
Years Past - 2012-2013 Class Information and Field Trip Templates
Static pictures - August 18 Class images
August. 25 Field Trip - Chris Runk, Jim Peterson, Ron Baughman, Sheryl Barker, all MB participants. Weather: 79 degrees at 7:00 AM. Cloudy, muggy, calm winds increasing throughout the day.
August 25, Checklist of Birds Seen - Southside Water Treatment Plant (48 sp)
August 25, Field Trip Images - Southside Water Treatment Plant
April 26-28, 2013 - High Island Trip List and Narrative