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Program Events

Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society offers informative and interesting programs and exceptional speakers with slide shows to teach and thrill members and guests at the monthly chapter meetings. The board diligently pursues a full array of interests to promote better understanding of the birding world and to have entertaining yet educational programs.

Guest are welcome.  There is no Heard Museum charge for attending the chapter meeting.

To suggest a program speaker or subject, contact Denise Dengler, program chairperson, 972-208-7448.

Meeting time - 6:30 pm

The PTAS meeting place is in the Science Resource Center at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069. 
Latitude, longitude: 33.1574751, -96.615278.

Directions: After passing through the gate continue straight passed the museum building to the end of the road.  The large building is the SRC.

Below is what we have in store for the upcoming months:

If you want to participate in the monthly meetings by Zoom,  provide your email address to Merrick Darley using this address,

Tuesday, April 27,  

6:45 Log in to Zoom
7:00 Bird ID Class: Warblars
7:25 Business meeting
7:45 Main Program - Whooping Crane Center of Texas, and the Dallas Zoo’s conservation efforts for Whooping Cranes.
8:45 Adjourn

Tuesday, May 25,  PTAS Bird Trivia Challenge - JeoBirdy and Member Slide Show

6:45 Log in to Zoom
7:00 Bird ID Class:
7:25 Business meeting
7:45 Main Program - PTAS Bird Trivia Challenge (otherwise known as “JeoBirdy”), hosted by Jerri Kerr and Carolyn Oldham.

Put your bird knowledge to the test with fun-filled bird trivia game. And of course, there will be prizes awarded.
Couples may compete together. Just remember- no googling for answers, no phoning a friend, no use of books or field guides. Rely only on your “bird” brains!

Member Slide Show
Submit up to 5 images that are bird or enviornment themed that you would like to share with the group.

Ues JPG (jpeg) file format and make sure your email app does not shrink the dimensions too much. Images be at least 1024 x 768 pixels in size t look good, but please no monster sizes.

Email you images to

8:45 Adjourn

June, July and August

Off For The Summer

Tuesday, Sep. 28,  

6:45 Log in to Zoom
7:00 Bird ID Class:
7:25 Business meeting
7:45 Main Program -
8:45 Adjourn




A Christmas Bird Count Moment
One of PTAS's special programs is the annual Christmas Bird Count. Take a peek at a special experience that happened at a previous Christmas Bird Count
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Shore Birds

You can be a better birder at the monthly PTAS meetings held at the Heard Museum. See PTAS Birding ID Classes for details.





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