12th Annual Rookery Island Cleanup
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

12th Annual Rookery Island Cleanup

Rookery Island Cleanup has been rescheduled October 27th

9:00 am to noon

Doc’s Seafood and Steak

Come volunteer to help clean up our area rookery islands!  


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Every year the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program along with Doc's Seafood and steaks, Texas Parks & Wildlife, US Fish & Wildlife Service, the TX General Land Office, and others, hosts a cleanup to remove fishing line, plastic, and other harmful trash from islands in the Laguna Madre where birds like herons, egrets, pelicans, and skimmers nest and raise their young.  

The event will be on Saturday, October 20th, from 9 AM - 12 PM, at Doc's Seafood & Steaks. 

Please bring appropriate clothing for being in the sun, shoes and pants that can get wet and muddy (you may have to wade through knee-deep water), and re-usable water bottle.  After all, we don't want to create more plastic trash at a trash cleanup!  After a couple of hours of cleanup, we are all treated to a free hot dog lunch! 

For any questions and to sign up, email:  birdislandcleanup@gmail.com


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Big Day
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Big Day

HOW MANY BIRDS CAN YOU FIND?


On October 6th, Coastal Bend Audubon Society is hosting its annual Big Day event at Harte Research Institute. 

To register download the form from this link

Early registration ends September 21, 2018

Last day to register is October 2, 2018


The Big Day is a great event for birders of all skill levels to get together and enjoy a day of birding. This is also a great opportunity to learn birds, or teach someone who is interesting in learning birds. During the Big Day, teams of 3 to 5 people go out and record the number of different birds  seen throughout the day. The intent is for people to gather friends and family and enjoy the birds in Texas. 

To participate register a team of 3 to 5 people. Throughout the day record each species you find. After, join CBAS and the other teams at the Harte Research Institute at 6:00 pm for dinner, and a silent auction. To sign up download the registration form and submit by October 2nd. 

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World Shorebird Day
Sep
8
7:00 AM07:00

World Shorebird Day

Saturday, September 8th 2018

Meet at Mollie Beatty Coastal Habitat Community at 7:00 AM

World Shorebird Day is an event that celebrates shorebirds, and raises awareness of the importance of protecting bird populations and their habitats. During this event participants will meet at Mollie Beatty, then we will drive to multiple sites around the Corpus Christi area counting and observing different species shorebirds. We will also learn about important migration and wintering habitats along the coastal bend. 


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Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Membership and Officer Election Meeting

Coastal Bend Audubon Society (CBAS) will hold its Annual Membership and Officer Election Meeting


Each year, four officer positions--President, Vice-president, Secretary, and Treasurer--for CBAS are elected by the membership.  Anyone is allowed to run!

Descriptions of officer positions are as follows:

President - The president serves as president of the society, chairman of the Board, and as an ex-officio member of all committees. The president also performs all other duties associated with the position.     

Vice-president - The vice-president assists the president in the carrying out of duties and serves in the place of the president if the president is absent from meetings.    Secretary - The secretary keeps records of all proceedings at chapter meetings and keeps records of all chapter correspondence.      

Treasurer - The treasurer has custody of the chapter's funds and disburses the funds as ordered by the Board.  The treasurer also compiles regular financial reports for the board and an annual report for National/Texas Audubon.      

If you would like to send in a nomination for an officer position, please email coastalbendaudubon@gmail.com, however, last-minute nominations are allowed at the Election Meeting up until voting commences.  


If you are not interested in running for one of the four officer positions but would still like to volunteer for the club, we are always in need of members to help out with efforts including but not limited to: 

Development/Fundraising – Help organizie and plan fundraising events like our annual Big Day Event. 

Education – Help build and develop our education component to more effectively reach out to the public and our youth.    

Field Trip - We could always use more help in this department to organize and conduct additional field trips/bird walks.    

Sanctuary – Help with the management and promotion of our North Bay Sanctuary.    

Media/PR – If you are skilled in the arts of social media, IT services, etc., we could use your expertise.    

General – Help with various committees and initiatives throughout the year.


The Coastal Bend Audubon Society is a member-driven organization, so if you have ideas on how to better the Society or have a particular direction or initiative you would like to see the club move towards, get involved! Please come vote for the CBAS officers for the upcoming year! If you have any questions about the election, how to volunteer for the Coastal Bend Audubon Society, or would like to nominate someone for a position please email Barbara Rapstein at coastalbendaudubon@gmail.com. Hope you are having a great summer and we will see you not only at our annual membership meeting next Tuesday, AUGUST 7, but at an upcoming CBAS event beginning with our first regular meeting of the 2018-2019 year on Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018, at South Texas Botanical Gardens.   

Thanks for your continued support!

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