February 3, 2024, Noon - Great Backyard Bird Count: Birding in your backyard and beyond!

Presented by Jake Poinsett, Trinity River Audubon Center Program Manager

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a community science project for the birds! The GBBC is the largest instantaneous snapshot of bird populations and birders of all ages and experience levels are invited to participate! Learn all about this fun and free event and how you can contribute to science.

Speaker Bio

Jake Poinsett is the Program Manager at the Trinity River Audubon Center. Before joining the National Audubon Center, he worked for Texas Parks and Wildlife, South Carolina Park Service, and the National Park Service. He loves birding, looking for reptiles and amphibians, and is a passionate prairie person! Jake graduated from Kean University, in Union, New Jersey. He majored in natural history and communications. 

Mar 23, 2024, Noon – Hummingbirds: Feathered Jewels

Did you know the smallest birds in North America also have the largest personalities? With this program, you will learn tips on how to lure these feisty creatures to your yard with plants and feeders. You will learn about their special features and seasonal distribution. Texas holds the record for having the most hummingbird species in the U.S., and we have a good chance to see three of them in our part of the state.

Speaker Bio

Carolyn Oldham and Jerri Kerr are long-time birding friends and active members of the Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society in Collin County. They have traveled extensively in the U.S. to observe birds and hopefully add new ones to their life-lists. They are dedicated gardeners and have plants and feeders to attract birds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators


PAST 2024 EVENTS ----------------------------------------------

Jan 20, 2024, Noon – Woodpeckers of North America

Woodpeckers are favorite birds for many people because they call frequently and are not hard to see; they usually move slowly enough that we can keep up with them! Luckily, they can easily be lured into our yards with a bit of shrub and tree cover, and the right kinds of feeders. This program will introduce you to the species that have been recorded in North America and in our North Texas region. Did you know there are more species of woodpeckers here in the wintertime? – that’s when we add Sapsuckers and Flickers to the mix!