The Rio Brazos Audubon Society serves the Brazos Valley of Texas, promoting enjoyment of birds and other wildlife in their natural environment. A chapter of the National Audubon Society, we invite you to participate in our scheduled field trips and activities to explore and encourage wilderness and natural beauty in our environment.
By becoming a supporting member of The Rio Brazos Audubon Society you help pay for honorariums to our speakers, provide materials for projects, and cover printing costs for informational materials. With your support we hope to be able to take on more projects that might make a difference for birds and other critters in our area.
Our monthly program meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday night of each month and are located at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History at 6:30 PM. Click here for a MAP.
Our Saturday field trips meet at 7:00 AM 1207 Texas Avenue South (across from the A&M Golf Course, between Gilchrist and Francis, 1 block north of George Bush Drive) Bring snacks, binoculars, bug spray, sunscreen, etc.
Our Birding 101 meets at Lick Creek Park at 8:30 AM by the Chimney Swift kiosk near the parking lot (except in August they start at 7:30 AM)
4-12-2014 - Brison and Country Club Parks Saturday Field Trip - meet at 7:00 AM 1207 Texas Avenue South
4-25 and 4-26-2014 - Bio Blitz at Lick Creek Park - Sign up to participate in a census groups here. Census groups include invertebrates, plants, birds, mammals, herps and fish. RBAS will also have a table for the kids and parents coming by- we've had a couple of people sign up for this, but we could use a few more! Contact Betty Vermeire (bavermeire AT suddenlink.net) if you can help! The event runs from 10am to 3pm.
5-3-2014 - Birding 101 - meet at Lick Creek Park at 8:30 AM by the Chimney Swift kiosk near the parking lot.
5-3-2014 - RBAS Big Sit - RBAS will organize a team to compete in the Great Texas Birding Classic at Brison Park or Country Club Lake. If you are interested and haven't contacted me, please do so pronto! We are actively seeking a sponsor for our team ($500), so if you know of a business, department, individual or government agency that would like to have it's name on our team for all of the state birders to see, send them my way! If we can't get anyone, it will be $30 per birder. We are hoping to use this event aid of efforts in securing a conservation grant from the Birding Classic/TPWD to cover costs for a proposed bird blind/feeding station associated with the Nature Center at Lick Creek Park.
5-10-2014 - Brazos County North American Migration Count Saturday Field Trip
5-14-2014 - Velociraptor! - RBAS's own John and Helen Baines will take us on a trip back in time to see geologic and fossil evidence of our modern birds' Cretaceous relatives. 6:30PM at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History.
5-21-2014Bird Tales Training and Outreach - Marian Cothran is in talks with Mary Anne Webber at Houston Audubon about coming up for a training session for Audubon's Bird Tales program. This is in conjunction with outreach Marian is facilitating at local retirement centers to provide resources and programs for their residents. If you are interesting in participating in this training, please contact Marian directly before May 14th so she can get a head count (marian.cothran AT hotmail DOT com). Training will be at the Brazos Valley Museum, May 21st, from 6:30-8:30 pm.
no field trip in June