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PTAS Field Trips

One of the most satisfying experiences of the Audubon members the successful field trip. Field trips are typically scheduled on Saturdays, unless otherwise noted. Below are the dates for upcoming trips and advice on how to make them enjoyable.

Three Field Trip Rules

Rule 1: RSVP the week of the trip.  Only by knowing how many people will be present can we have enough leaders on hand to make the outing a rewarding experience for everyone.
Contact:
  Linda Ergonis
at 972-596-6109; or lindaergonis<at> yahoo com,
  Tom Heath at 972-867-8646; or heathwtom<at> netscape net.
Rule 2: For car pooling please arrive 10 minutes early!
Rule 3
: Bring sun screen, water and snacks.

We are looking for ideas for local birding trips

Take a look  at previous PTAS field trips -->
Perhaps you have other choice sites where you have had successful birding. Please let Linda: lindaergonis<at> yahoo com, or
Tom: heathwtom<at> netscape net know if you would like to share new ones you've discovered or would like a repeat of a previous trip.

CAR POOL MEETING  PLACE

If there is a carpool, the meeting place is the Walmart at the SW corner of US75 and Spring Creek Pkwy in Plano. We meet in the NE corner of the parking lot.


For other birding trips in our area go to:
Audubon Dallas Fieldtrips
Fort Worth Audubon Society Fieldtrips
Connemara Meadow Preserve, Plano
 

PTAS Field Trip Schedule

Saturday, Nov. 10 2nd Saturday at the Heard Museum, 7:30/8:00 am

Meet at 7:30am for preliminary birding around the museum building. And/or arrive at 8am to begin birding the grounds.
Leaders: Gailon Brehm, Rodney Thomas, Mike Cameron
Please sign in at the Heard registration desk on your arrival in time for a prompt 8:00 start.  Click here for details.
Length: 2 hours
Directions: Call the Heard at 972-562-5566 for directions or other information.
For an e-bird list of what is being seen at the Heard go to eBird:
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L207868/activity?yr=all&m=

 Saturday, Nov. No trip in November


Meeting Place:

Leader:

Length:   hours
Target Birds:
RSVP: To Linda Ergonis, lindaergonis<at>yahoo com and let her know if you will car pool.
Car pool: Depart at TBA AM from the Walmart parking lot at HWY 75 and Springcreek.  Park in the northeast corner of the lot.
Directions:


 Saturday, Dec. 1 Hagerman NWR, Sherman, 7:30/8:00 am


Meeting Place:
Visitor Center.  Come early to bird the visitor center grounds. Restroom opens at 7:30.
Leader:
Gailon Brehm
Length:  4 - 5 hours
Target Birds: Geese, geese and more geese plus ducks and winter residents.
RSVP: To Gailon Brehm g-brehm <at> msn com
Car pool: none
Directions: Take US75 north to Sherman exit 63, US82,
Go to the second red light and turn left.
Go west on US 82 about 4 miles to TX289
Go north on TX289 about 4 miles, watch for the brown Hagerman sign,
Turn left onto Refuge Road, just pass the Hagerman sign.

Note: Bring a scope if you have one. Bring walkie-talkies to share, if you have them.

Saturday, Dec. 8 2nd Saturday at the Heard Museum, 7:30/8:00 am

Meet at 7:30am for preliminary birding around the museum building. And/or arrive at 8am to begin birding the grounds.
Leaders: Gailon Brehm, Rodney Thomas, Mike Cameron
Please sign in at the Heard registration desk on your arrival in time for a prompt 8:00 start.  Click here for details.
Length: 2 hours
Directions: Call the Heard at 972-562-5566 for directions or other information.
For an e-bird list of what is being seen at the Heard go to eBird:
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L207868/activity?yr=all&m=

 Wednesday Dec. 26 McKinney Audubon Christmas Bird Count, 7:00 am

Click HERE for details.

Meeting Place:
Heard Museum Building
Count Coordinator: Mike Cameron
Length: 4 to 8 hours
Target Birds: All the birds in the count circle.
RSVP: To Mike Cameron, mike.cameron01<at>icloud com
Directions: Call the Heard at 972-562-5566 for directions or other information.


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Keep Updated On
Field Trips

A PTAS field trip e-mail is sent out the Monday before each field trip. The e-mail serves as a reminder and contains detailed directions to the site and any last minute information. If you would like to be added to the field trips e-mail list, send an e-mail to Tom Heath, heathwtom<at>netscape net. Please include your name since some e-mail addresses are rather cryptic

See reviews from our past field trips in the Rustlin's Newsletter

A Peek At Past
Field Trips

Take a look below at previous PTAS field trips:

Village Creek Drying Beds;
Lake Tawakoni;
Hagerman National Wildlife Center; Spring Creek Park Preserve;
Benbrook Lake;
Greenville City Lakes;
Caddo National Grasslands;
Prairie Creek Park;
Ray Roberts State Park;
Denison Dam;
Eisenhower State Park; Herman Baker Park

Belted Kingfisher

Perhaps you have other choice sites where you have had successful birding. Please let Linda Ergonis  or Tom at heathwtom<at>netscape net  know if you would like to share new ones you've discovered.

Belted Kingfisher picture courtesy of
Thayer Birding software

 

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