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.

Coming Events

November 16, 2017       

Speaker - Bill ClarkBirding in Cuba * NOT AT LIBRARY

*Meet at 8th Street and Harrison Church of Christ—Enter from 9th Street Parking Lot

November 18, 2017  

Field Trip - Raptor Banding with Bill Clark

Meet at Hugh Ramsey Nature Park at 7:30 am 

Summer Birding at It's Best

Birder Patrol trips led by Mary Beth Stowe, Pat Heirs and/or ACAS members will continue on the fourth Saturday of the month throughout the spring and summer. Watch for notices from ACAS and RGV Birding Facebook pages and Texbirds. The requested $5 donation for the Birder Patrol trips benefit the Educational endeavors of ACAS.

May 11, 2017 Speaker Social

Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:00 pm  Speaker - Anna Manuel – Bird and Nature Photography
Harlingen Public Library: 410 76 Dr. Harlingen, TX 78550


Our May 11 Speaker Social will be Bird and Nature Photography and the Speaker will be none other than our own Anna Manuel.  You have all seen her great photos of birds and nature on Facebook and admired her abilities.  She is now going to share them with you as she takes you through methods she has learned from photography lessons with Bill Gozansky, Professional Photographer.

May 13, 2017 Field Trip - Port Mansfield 

The Port Mansfield field trip on May 13 meets at Hugh Ramsey Nature Park at 7:30 am.  Linda Butcher will lead this field trip and guide you to her favorite spots to photograph deer, birds and other subjects.  If you have not been to Port Mansfield in a while you will be excited to see the observation decks over shorelines and wetlands and long fishing piers.  Fred Stone Park offers close-up views of shorebirds making them easy to photograph and identify.  Linda will make sure you get opportunities to use the photography skills you learn from Anna at the May 11 Speaker Social.


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