Event will be held outside.
Jennifer L. Bristol is the former director of Texas Children in Nature program of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The 2018 and 2019 recipient of the Most Valuable Birder Award in the Great Texas Birding Classic, she has contributed articles to Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine and other publications. A former park ranger, business owner, and marketing executive, she also has served on the advisory boards for the Texas Wildlife Association and Travis Audubon. She resides in Austin.
About Parking Lot Birding, Volume 60: A Fun Guide to Discovering Birds in Texas:
""Parking Lot Birding: A Fun Guide to Discovering Birds in Texas" is for people who would love to see a wide variety of birds without hiking the winding trails often associated with serious birding. Divided geographically, with each of the nine sections centered on a large urban area or defined ecoregion, each birding stop includes the name and address of a specific birding location, number of species that have been recorded in that location, and types of birding amenities offered. The parking area or the campus of a nature center often offers opportunities to see more birds more easily. From those cleared spaces, the parking lot birder can peer into the habitats that the birds need to thrive-the thickets, woodlands, wetlands, or fields that extend beyond the manicured areas. We don't have to trek arduously into the hinterlands to have meaningful wildlife encounters"
Texas boasts greater bird diversity than almost any state, with more than six hundred species living in or passing through during spring and fall migrations. Jennifer L. Bristol’s Parking Lot Birding speaks to people who would love to observe a wide variety of birds in easy access locations that don’t require arduous hikes or a degree in ornithology.