About Us


WTAR, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation that was founded for the sole purpose of supporting bird banding research and bird conservation in the greater west Texas region.  West Texas Avian Research, Inc. is currently comprised of two major efforts.  One is led by Master Bander Kelly Bryan of Fort Davis  and the other by Master Bander Charles Floyd previously of San Angelo who now resides in the Davis Mountains.  Currently, active projects include studies on the status and distribution of hummingbirds in the Concho Valley and Trans-Pecos Regions of Texas, and the status of migrant and summer-resident songbirds of the Concho Valley Region.  The latter project includes a MAPS station (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) which provides vital data used to monitor the reproductive success of birds along the South Concho River at Hummer House near Christoval.  For more information on the above projects please go to the following websites:

All support and donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible.  Please be advised that these projects are strictly volunteer efforts and do not include any salaries.  Monetary support that is received will be used for supplies, materials, and travel expenses.  If you have any questions please direct them to the following:

West Texas Avian Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 375
Christoval, Texas 76935
                          Charles Floyd                                                                 Kelly Bryan
              charleso.floyd@gmail.com                                          kelly.b.bryan@gmail.com