Mom and 5 owlets from last Spring at at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park
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Mom and 5 owlets from last Spring at at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park
Greater roadrunner at at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park
Owl and Greater Roadrunner
Greater roadrunner airborne
Owls at E. L. Williams Park in Sept 2020
This fledgling nested here and has now moved to another site and will hopefully find a mate there
Crow with garbage at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park
Bobcat with duck prey at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park
Winter resident at at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park
Striped skunk at at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park
Please check out the next International Urban Wildlife Conference that will be virtual this time. Pass on to any and all interested people and organizations.
The Wildlife Society Urban Wildlife Working Group is pleased to offer the 2021 International Urban Wildlife Conference May 25-27, 2021
Bobcat at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park
Fledges from Last Spring
Sparring fledglings from last years owls at Rio Bosque
Want to know more about burrowing owls?
Topic: World Wildlife Day; Burrowing Owls in the West Texas Region
Time: Mar 3, 2021 01:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 880 1418 5016
Do you have an agriculture tax valuation on your land? Are you interested in wildlife management? You are invited to attend our upcoming Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop!
2021 Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop
Saturday, March 6th from 8am-12pm.
Register TODAY by completing on-line registration on the Wildlife Tax Valuation Registration page. Make sure to select the March 6th virtual workshop.
This workshop is VIRTUAL. The virtual workshop link and instructions on how to participate in the workshop will be sent to registered participants the week of the workshop.
Texas Parks and Wildlife will host a free VIRTUAL workshop for landowners interested in Wildlife Tax Valuation on Saturday, March 6th. Sign-in starts at 7:45am. Our program will begin at 8am and will end at 12pm. Biologists will provide an overview of the wildlife tax valuation, wildlife management plan development, and applicable management practices. There will be a Q&A session and opportunity for individual plan preparation with a TPWD Biologist.
Who should attend?
Texas landowners interested in wildlife tax valuation for their property.
Topics to be covered
• Overview of Wildlife Tax Valuation
• Habitat Evaluation
• Target Species Selection
• Requirements and Wildlife Management Plan Development
• Seven Wildlife Management Practices
• Filling out the Wildlife Management Plan and Annual Review
• Help with Individual Plan Preparation
*You may attend any workshop regardless of the county you live in or where your property is located.
*Landowners must have a current 1-D-1 appraisal to be eligible for the Wildlife Tax Valuation.
*Everyone is welcome to attend the workshop to learn even if they do not have property or a 1-D-1 appraisal.
*An email will be sent the week of the workshop with the link to participate in the workshop and instructions on how to log in.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE EL PASO CITY NATURE CHALLENGE 2021: Join TPWD, Texas Master Naturalists, TNC, Audubon Society, and others in a fun challenge to document the most living species during April 30-May 3, 2021. Join an event or make observations on your own using the iNaturalist app (taking photos of a plants or animals that the community will help identify). Any observation in the county of El Paso will count during the 4 day challenge. Explore life in your backyard, local parka, or on field trips with local naturalist groups. You can also help with IDs for other people's observations to increase our species count, come to a bioblitz, or even hold your own event! For more information about this fun event go to: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2021-el-paso
El Paso Audubon General meeting: 12 steps for bird identification.
Monday, January 18th, at 7:00 pm. Registration is free and open to everyone, but you do need to register ahead of time with this hyperlink to Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpce-grDMvE9ejvLhCOEwT1cK0L25unSdz
Learn several steps that can be used to help identify birds. El Paso Audubon board member Kevin Floyd will introduce the 12 steps outlined in the Peterson book by Howell and Sullivan. This will be useful for beginning birders, and might provide a new way of thinking about identification for more experienced birders. Bring your bird ID questions!
This is part one of the "Be a birder" talks. In February we will focus on the supplies and resources, like binoculars, field guides, phone apps, and the like. That meeting will be on Monday, Feb 15th, and you can register for that by clicking here.
Please share with anyone who might be interested, and we hope to see you there!
Texas Master Naturalist-Trans Pecos Chapter Spring 2021 Training Class Feb. 4th – June 3rd, 2021
The mission of the Trans-Pecos Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program is to develop a group of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated toward the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas. Course topics include:∙ Land Ethics, Geology, Entomology, Ecology, Archaeology, Botany, Ornithology, Mammalogy, Aquatics ∙and Herpetology.
Classes will be partially virtual and held each Thursday night from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.. When safe classes and will resume at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. There will be field trips when safe to augment classes. Class fee is $150. For more information and to obtain registration forms, contact the office below. Application also available at elp.tamu.edu.
TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE
301 Manny Martinez Senior Dr., 2nd Floor
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone (915) 771-2354
Eva Rivera – TMN Treasurer (915) 630-5090
Fledgling and dad
Burrowing owl in flight
Cool shot of burrowing owl at Rio Bosque Wetlands
Owl scares Greater Roadrunner
Rock wren visitor to owl burrow at Rio Bosque Wetlands
Burrowing owl fledge wings and fluff
Western Screech owl visitor to owl site at Rio Bosque Wetlands.
fledges preening each other
Fledgling preening each other
Wet bobcat visitor to owl site at Rio Bosque Wetlands.
American kestrel on the border wall
Franklin Mountain State Park Visitor Center, Tom Mays Unit
El Paso, TX
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