Educational Outreach

One primary goal of West Texas Research, Inc. is directed toward increased public understanding of  the unique birds of this region, bird conservation, bird banding research and the role of bird banding in conservation efforts. The volunteers of West Texas Avian Research, Inc. regularly provide educational outreach programs for public and private school students, birding clubs, service clubs, nature/birding festivals, and other interested groups. Programs include slide presentations, knowledgeable speakers, and bird banding demonstrations.
To inquire about a program provided by WTAR, Inc. for your organization,  please contact us through this site or by contacting  the bird banders listed on this site.


The Concho Valley Bird Banding team has provided educational programs for the following schools during the 2013 spring season : Ambleside, Grape Creek, Ballinger, Bronte, Christoval, San Saba and Panther Creek. Several programs have been presented to adult groups.  More than 100 persons attended the Birding 101 classes taught by Charles Floyd at the Hummer House.