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Purple Martin Presentation
July 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join Shelia Hargis to learn all about Purple Martins! Purple Martins and humans have a special connection that goes back hundreds of years. These birds thrill people in a variety of ways throughout their life cycle. This presentation will cover that life cycle, dispel some of the myths surrounding martins, touch on some of the recent research findings, and highlight some of the ways that birders and non-birders alike can connect with this spectacular bird. A special invite will also be extended to visit the stunning migration roost in Austin.
Shelia Hargis has been birding for 20 years and loves birds! She spends most of her free time birding or thinking about birds and her passion and enthusiasm for birds and birding is infectious. Shelia teaches Travis Audubon’s Introduction to Birds and Birding class, gives presentations on a variety of bird topics, surveys birds for the City of Austin and the USGS Breeding Bird Survey as well as private landowners, regularly leads birding field trips, and is Past President of Travis Audubon. She is currently on the Travis Audubon Board of Directors (again!) and the Education Committee and is Vice President of the Texas Ornithological Society.
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