Audubon Annual Dinner
Tuesday, November 12
"The Dozen Most Important Things You Can do for Birds and Bird Conservation"
Join us Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30 PM at Tomatillos Mexican Restaurant, 3210 Broadway, San Antonio as San Antonio and Bexar Audubon Societies host the 2013 Annual Dinner for members and guests.
This year we are honored to have nationally known and respected birder, conservationist, and writer Paul Baicich (Base-itch) to speak on The Dozen Most Important Things You Can Do for Birds and Bird Conservation. Paul has been an active birder and conservationist since his early teens in New York City. His interests include expanding bird conservation and studies in the breeding biology of North American birds. He has co-authored (with the late Colin Harrison) A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds (1997) and has co-led a number of birding tours and workshops to Alaska. A former employee of the American Birding Association, he edited 14 of their "ABA Birdfinding Guides," edited Birding, ABA's bi-monthly magazine, and served as ABA's Director of Conservation and Public Policy. He served as chair of the Bird Education Network (BEN), and currently serves on the Management Board of the Prairie Pothole Joint Venture, prioritizing bird-conservation issues in the Northern Great Plains.
On the subject of the annual dinner, Paul says, “We dearly enjoy birds and most of us share our birds-and-nature experiences with others. For many of us, keeping birds around us is crucial for our well-being and the well-being of future generations. Still, doomsday predictions and personal self-denial are not necessarily the best or smartest approaches to addressing our modern bird-conservation problems. To save birds you are not required to deny yourself modern living. Indeed, in the words of the great American conservationist, Aldo Leopold in 1939, ‘Conservation... is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution...’” In this presentation, Paul Baicich will first identify the five most serious ongoing threats to birds today and then outline the dozen modest—but positive and highly effective—things we can all do that will help birds, their habitats, and, ultimately, their future... as well as our own.
Annual Dinner details!
Mail checks by Friday, November 1 to: San Antonio Audubon Society, 5150 Broadway #257, SAT 78209. PLEASE STATE YOUR CHOICE(S) FOR YOUR ENTRÉE(S) when you reserve. If you have questions, please contact Patsy Inglet, SAAS Education-Outreach Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 698-8445.
|Tickets are $22 (includes a 3-course seated dinner, one soft drink, iced tea, or coffee, and 20% gratuity). Available for purchase at SAAS meeting on October 3 and by mail.
After a Nacho appetizer, you have a choice of one of three entrees:
• Enchilada/Taco Dinner
• Chicken or Beef Fajita Taco Plate
• Vegetarian Spinach Enchiladas)
Sopapilla for dessert. Cash bar.
Pictures from International Migratory Bird Day. Click the image to see. More information in our Conservation section!
Keep cats indoors!
Visit the National Audubon Society web page on birds and cats by clicking on the image.
Did you know that outdoor cats kill horned lizards and are a threat to the survival of the Texas State Reptile?