Cape Cod Bird Club to Hear about "Jim Sweeney's Texas Odyssey"

March 9th in Brewster

7 pm at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Rt 6A, Brewster

 

 

March 9, 2020
 

Jim Sweeney – “Jim’s Texas Odyssey: Central, South, and West Texas Specialties”

In the spring of 2018, Jim embarked on a seventeen day birding trip to Texas that included San Antonio, the lower Rio Grande Valley, Big Bend National Park, and the Edwards Plateau. During this time, 283 species were observed at key birding sites like Santa Ana NWR, the Christmas Mountains, and South Llano River State Park. This presentation will focus on avian highlights like Altamira Oriole, Tropical Parula, Hook-billed Kite, Lucifer Hummingbird, and Golden-cheeked Warbler as well as other birding hotspots visited during the peak of the spring migration.

Image by James Sweeney  (Jim Sweeney photo)

Jim Sweeney has been birding since 1980 and is particularly interested in sparrows, seabirds, and shorebirds. He has led or co-led birding and natural history trips to Iceland, Florida, Cape May, and the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He is a member of the Nuttall Ornithological Club and currently serves on the Massachusetts Avian Records Committee. Jim recently moved to Cape Cod where he works as a Special Programs Coordinator and Educator for MassAudubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.


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