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.

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Upcoming and Recent Events

October will be a busy month; take a look at all the fantastic opportunities to learn and participate:

Oct. 10: Speaker Social - Sharp-shinned vs Cooper's
Our speaker is Bill Clark, photographer, author, researcher and lecturer with over 50 years experience working with birds of prey. Bill's talk will point out the many differences between these hawks in flight and perched..
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ACAS October 12 Field Trip to Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park Hawk Watch

ACAS  will shoot for the 9:30 am tram to the hawk tower as the hawks usually rise later in the morning.  To car pool from Harlingen meet at 8:00 am at the Longhorn parking lot and the sign near the RR track and Bass Pro Blvd just south of the  AT&T parking lot.

  John Kaye at Bentsen is the hawk watch director and is out every day from 8 am until 12 noon. The first tram is at 8:30 am and the second at 9:30 am.  There are benches but we can bring lawn chairs if we prefer.  Rain is predicted but this is Texas so we will see if it develops.  ACAS members with Texas State Park Passes are asked to bring them.  
Norma Friedrich
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Oct. 18: Quarterly Parrot Survey
We need volunteers for our parrot survey. If you want to participate meet at the Harlingen Library parking lot at 6 PM. Sue Griffin is the coordinator.
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Oct. 19: Hawk Banding with Bill Clark
Bill will be demonstrating hawk banding. We'll have more details later, an email will be sent out and posted on Facebook.
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Oct. 26: Birder Patrol
Details will be posted later depending where the birds are.
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Photo Contest: Nov. 1 is the deadline for entries. Category is "Bird Comedians". Bring your photos to the Oct. 10 meeting.
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Volunteers: We need volunteers for the ACAS booth at the RGV Birding Festival. Sign up at the meeting or contact Dorothy Timm, dgtimm1982@gmail.com.
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We also need volunteers to bring snacks for the Speaker Social. Sign up sheet will be available at the social. We'll reimburse up to $15 with receipts.
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We hope to see you Thursday. Snacks will be provided, bring your own drink.

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