Archive for April 25th, 2011

TPW Magazine: Birds and More Birds

Monday, April 25th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

Spring has sprung, and birds are everywhere making a glorious racket. Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine Editor, Louie Bond, says the May issue captures this fine feathered fun.

63—You know, every morning you wake up and the first thing you hear are those wonderful birds singing outside our window in a buzz of activity with nest building and fledglings leaving the nest. It’s a great time of the year to get outdoors and take a look at those birds. One of the things I think we do best is bring in experts to write about what they love best. So, this month, we have a couple of experts—one who has been a regular contributor, and one who’s brand new. Our regular contributor is Noreen Damude, and she writes about her favorite birding hot spots. And these aren’t really the traditional ones; this is akin to a fisherman telling you where the best places to fish [are]. Our other writer is a new writer for us, Manny Carasco, who is a great wildlife artist, but is also an expert falconer, and trains his own birds, and takes out a variety of birds in a variety of settings for a variety of prey. And his first hand account of how that goes down is some pretty fascinating reading. We’ll also provide the birding calendar, so if you want to try it on your own, you’ll know all the great places to go in your neck of the woods, or to take a trip. So, we hope you’ll get out and bird in May.

Thanks, Louie.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.