September 2014 General Meeting

The Great Texas Birding Classic

Zach Hutchinson, Field Trip Director of Operations at the Science Zone in Casper, will be our guest speaker for our September program.  In April, Zach and two other team members participated in The Great Texas Birding Classic.Statewide Weeklong Tournament.  Team “Science Zone” Spent six days in the State of Texas while driving over 5,000 miles searching for as many bird species that they could find.  Zach will share the experience with us and let us know how his team fared.

Winning teams (those who see the most species) are awarded conservation grants supplied by sponsors such as Toyota and Swarovski Optik.  Conservation Grants can be awarded to projects anywhere in Texas. The Birding Classic has donated $819,500 in conservation funding to nature tourism and avian habitat restoration, enhancement, and acquisition projects throughout the state!

Great Texas Birding Classic staff will work with winning teams from several tournaments to select conservation project grant recipients. Conservation grant amounts and number of grants awarded is dependent on money raised through team registration fees and sponsorship dollars.

Please join us on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7 pm at the Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Building at 2211 King Blvd. for this interesting program.  As always, the program is free and open to the public!