From all of us at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory!
To all of our members and friends, we extend wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday to you and yours. GCBO will be closed on Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28th so that we too can spend time with our families. We reopen Saturday November 29th to bring you a holiday program focused on Global Bird Conservation by member Ted C. Reissing.
Please join us for this special presentation! Coffee and cookies served.
10:00am - What is happening to the world's birds?
While most of our back-yard birds are in pretty good shape, a number of world species face near term extinction. Currently there are over 1300 avian species that are in trouble, and the number is growing. This program, "Beautiful and in Jeopardy" examines the various issues birds face, discusses activities underway to resolve issues and highlights individuals that have been credited with saving species. Thirty of the world's most attractive birds are the focus of this story.
11:00am - Saving the World's 189 Most Critically Endangered Birds
This session takes a segment of the first discussion and examines the program that was initiated at the World Bird Fair in 2007 to save our most endangered birds. The activity continues today and this story provides details of major actions taken to control the decline of species. Success stories will be highlighted as well as a reivew of the work that still needs to be done.
T.C. Reissing, a founding member of GCBO from Atlanta and regular speaker for Atlanta Audubon and the Georgia Nature Conservancy will be our special guest speaker at our Cecilia Riley Avian Conservation Science Center. Ted has traveled to 109 countries to date and in the process has developed a bird life list of over 5200 species!
GCBO's Avian Conservation Science Center, 103 Hwy 332 West, Lake Jackson, Texas
Directions to GCBO: From Houston, take 288 south to Lake Jackson. As soon as you arrive in Lake Jackson, take a right onto FM 2004 west. Continue on 2004 west to the 2nd traffic light, which will be Hwy 332 and turn west (right). On 332 you will see the Girl Scout camp on the left, then just before you get to the bridge over Buffalo Camp Bayou take a left into GCBO. Look for the large white sign with our name in blue letters. Drive down through the blue gate and through the woods to our center on the right. Ample parking available in the parking lot on the left. ADA accessible parking on the right.