Learn About Birds Of The Texas Gulf Coast At Library Program  

Photo attached: Mary Ann Weber, courtesy of Houston Audubon Society

With the diverse ecological systems that are represented in Texas, the state has become known for the unparalleled bird-watching opportunities that can be found in the different areas of the state. Because birding is easy for all ages to enjoy, it is a popular family activity that can lead to a lifelong hobby.

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program, “Birds of the Bayou City,” on Monday, January 29, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, 8100 FM 359 South in Fulshear.

Mary Anne Weber, Education Director of the Houston Audubon Society, will talk about the amazing array of birds that can be found in the Houston metropolitan area. Learn about both the better- and lesser-known birds, their migration patterns, and how to identify and classify them. Special focus will be on Purple Martins and local raptors. Weber will bring an assortment of live birds to show during her presentation.

Weber has been teaching with live birds for more than 30 years, and became the Education Director of the Houston Audubon Society in 1999. She directs the Houston Audubon’s Sims Bayou Nature Center and is the caretaker of the birds that accompany her to her presentations. She specializes in raptors (owls and hawks), but loves teaching about all types of birds. She also has a passion for photography and leads the Houston Audubon Nature Photography Association.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. Proceeds from the Friends of the Library book sales and annual membership dues help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the library.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library at 281-633-4675 or the library’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.