Join our lively group of nature enthusiasts for programs presented by top birding and nature personalities in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Field trips to out-of-the-ordinary birding spots, many to private lands not usually accessible by the public, and a quarterly newsletter are other benefits of membership. Members and the general public are invited to meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month, September to May, 6:00 P.M., in the Harlingen Public Library, 410 76 Drive, Harlingen, TX.

Monday, April 2, 2018

ACAS News

Welcome to Arroyo Colorado Audubon Society News and Updates!
 Email acaskiskadee@yahoo.com for more information or questions you may have.

We are presently experiencing a loss of tab usage on this website but here are some of our upcoming events and news.


Special Message from ACAS corporate member, The Inn at Chachalaca Bend
I would like to offer all ACAS members a special rate to stay at the Inn sometime: 2 nights for the price of one (with breakfast), for any of our rooms. Good for up to 2 people any day except holidays/holiday weekends or during the Birding Festival week (contingent upon availability, of course!). We just want more of our locals to be able to really enjoy our unique property!
Also, ACAS members are always welcome to bird the property - no fee required, though we will except donations toward birdseed for those so inclined! All guests should call ahead to make an appointment and will need to make arrangements to come by the office and get a visitor's pass.
Nominations for Chair Positions for Sept. 1, 2018—Aug. 31, 2020                                                           
Voting will take place at the May 10, 2018 meeting which will be in Hugh Ramsey Nature Park.  Meet at the pavilion in the park at 6:00 pm.  Speaker is Christina Mild on Summer Care for Native Plants
Nominees are:  Education Chair—Sue Griffin, Publicity Chair—Susan Upton, Membership Chair—Virginia Vineyard, Conservation Chair—Mark Salvatore

April 12, 2018—Thursday—Speaker Social—Tony Henehan—Valley Bird Behavior
Tony is a TPWD Wildlife Biologist and has a Facebook page at Rio Grande Valley Urban Wildlife - Texas Parks and Wildlife. He began working for TPWD in the Rio Grande Valley in 2016 after graduating from A&M-Kingsville with a Master’s Degree. He works with urban biology, private lands biology, and WMA biology.  Harlingen Public Library - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 
April 14, 2018—Saturday Field Trip—City Park Birding—Los Loros Loop Harlingen
Meet at Hugh Ramsey Nature Park at 7:30 am. We will follow the directions from the Great Texas Wildlife Trails 〉 Lower Texas Coast - Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail 〉 Los Loros Loop
Visit our City Parks when birding is at its’ best. We will not have time to do the complete sites but visiting just the parking lots is often productive and will introduce you to some new sites for your birding.
April 24, 2018—Tuesday—ACAS Big Sit for Great Texas Birding Classic location La Hacienda at Ebony Haven
April 25, 2018—Wed—ACAS Big Sit for Great Texas Birding Classic location The Inn at Chachalaca Bend
Up to 20 members or friends may register to join team ACAS Havenly Chachalacas and receive a free t-shirt.  Contact Norma at 36-676-6416 or email acaskiskadee@yahoo.com to register and provide t-shirt size.  Bird both days at both locations or just one day at the location of the day.  Partial days are also helpful.
Anyone is welcome to come as a non-team member to bird the property of our two corporate members and check on our progress.
April 28, 2018—4th Saturday Birder Patrol—Hot Spot for migration to be determined a week prior to date.



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