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SparrowFest January 2, 2013 7:00am – 7:00pm
Flying X Ranch on FM 1174
Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
Located about 30 miles NW of Austin, TX. Space is limited.
Online registration begins December 1, 2012
Workshop Price per person:
$80 Friends members login for rate
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Price includes snacks, Breakfast, Lunch & 'happy hour' appetizers. call: 512 965-2473
PREPARE FOR SPARROWMANIA!
This ever-popular Sparrow Workshop returns to Balcones Canyonlands NWR!
Led by Sparrow Experts Byron Stone, Bill Reiner, Randy Pinkston and Jeff Patterson.
On Saturday January 2, 2013, we will conduct SparrowFest at Balcones Canyonlands NWR northwest of Austin. This is our seventh annual celebration of the embarrassment of Emberizid riches with which central Texas, and BCNWR in particular, are often blessed in winter.
SparrowFest is conducted as a one-day workshop and fundraiser for Friends of Balcones Canyonlands NWR with field trips in the morning and afternoon, lunch and a sparrow slide show at mid-day, and an optional "Sparrow Countdown and Happy Hour" in the evening after the last field trips. This year, our four field trip leaders (Byron Stone, Bill Reiner Jeff Patterson, and Randy Pinkston) will escort about 35 festival participants divided into three groups morning and afternoon to several different refuge tracts and two different private properties adjacent to the refuge.