Goals of the Master Birder Program
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Slideshow of random pictures from our first class - August 18 Class slideshow
Same images, but static pictures - August 18 Class images
Summary of class from Aug. 18th - General news, bird anatomy and topography (Jeanette Boylan), bird ecology (Brett Johnson), bird optics (Ron Baughman), resources (Jim Peterson), bird sounds (Ron Baughman), bird ethics (Linda Hannigan), note-taking (D.D. and Dell Little).
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
September 8, Field Trip - Ron Baughman, Jim Peterson, Sheryl Barker, Stephanie Timko, and MB Particpants. Weather: 72 degrees at 7:00 AM. Cloudy but clearing throughout the morning with winds increasing.
September 8, Field Trip Notes of FWNC by Walter Berk
September 8, Checklist of Birds Seen - FWNC (27 sp)
September 8, Checklist at the Boardwalk of FWNC - Susan Thrower
Discussion of confusing species variation, discussion of personal identification weaknesses, discussion of eBird entry.
Sparrow Identification - (also Janie's Sparrow Excel Spreadsheet below in the "Downloads" Section)
Gull Identification - see "Gull-ID.pdf" in the download section at the bottom of this page (24 pages)
October 13, Field Trip - 14 participants
October 13 Checklist - VCDB by Carrie Steingruber
Throckmorton Overnight Field Trip (16 participants)
November 10 - Miller Creek Reservoir
November 10 - Throckmorton Co., -CR-190
November 11 - Throckmorton Cemetery
November 11 - Lake Throckmorton Area
November 10 and 11 - Throckmorton Co.
Checklists by Sahar Sea
FIELD TRIP- Gulls at White Rock Lake (07:15-09:00)
Gull field trip will be by appointment. EXCEPT December 15th, which is the Dallas Christmas Count, meet any morning (your choice), weather permitting, from December 12 through December 24, 07:15 at the White Rock Lake spillway. Because the spillway floods occasionally, you MUST Email Chris the day before your desired date to make sure the spillway is mostly dry and suitable for gull-watching! Parking is right across from the spillway on the east side of San Rafael Dr.
Gull Map in the PDF download section below entitled "GullWatch".
Download the Gull ID Paper Below (Gull-ID.pdf)
December 11 Meeting
Topics were Christmas Count Participation (Dell), Volunteer discussion during upcoming events (Stephanie), Gull Discussion and meet times (Chris), and a command from instructors for participants to be more assertive in the field with their spotting and identification (Jim).
January 12 Field Trip
January 12 Field Trip - Southside Water Treatment Plant, species list V2
Weather conditions were seasonally warm - between 64-68 degrees F. Very cloudy condition with rain threatening, but not a single drop came down until we all left the premises.
February 2 Field Trip
Weather conditions were sunny with a high of about 60 degrees. Very little wind.
March 9 Class at TRAC
High Island Warblers
Also, see converted PDF attachment below
April 20 - Southside Field Trip
April 26-28, High Island Trip List and Narrative