Bexar Audubon Society Monthly Programs

Thursday, April 4 ● 7:00 PM
San Antonio Zoo Education Center (click for directions)
Mission Reach Avian Study

Presenters: Martin Reid &
Lee Marlowe

The San Antonio River Authority conducted a multi-year study of the birds within the Mission Reach between 2015 and 2018 to document which species and how many individuals were using the restored habitat. During that period,196 bird species and 62,484 individual birds were recorded. A variety of species indicative of the project’s success have been identified, including range-restricted species, wary species, and habitat specialists.

Notable species recorded include Black-billed Cuckoo, Cassin’s Kingbird, Lazuli Bunting, Hooded Oriole, Sprague’s Pipit, Great Kiskadee, Rufous Hummingbird, Wood Stork, Anhinga, Least Grebe, Sora, and remarkably, a territorial Black-capped Vireo!

About the presenters:
Martin Reid
was born and raised near London, England. In 1986 he had an epiphany with birds and birding that changed his life, causing him to travel widely in search of birds and move to Texas in 1991, his home ever since. Martin has found four new bird species for Texas, five dragonfly species new for the U.S., and two butterfly species new for the U.S.

Lee Marlowe is the Sustainable Landscape Ecologist for the San Antonio River Authority. She is a restoration ecologist with over 19 years of professional experience working in the field of ecological restoration and natural resource management including sustainable landscape practices and applications for improved ecological functions.