Birding & Nature Club

  • Contact: Jean Burgoine

  • Meets: 1st Monday each Month @ 7 PM

  • Location: Library

  • Details:

    • Do you have an interest in nature (expertise not required)?

    • The Sunshine Birding and Nature Club is open to all residents in the community.

    • We will be hosting a community wide pot luck on January 7th with a program.

    • Later in the spring we will have a field trip related to the program. Last year we had a speaker from the Turtle Rehab Center on South Padre followed by a trip to the Turtle Center and National Birding Center.

    • Occasionally, a birding walk through our community is hosted by someone with expertise in identifying birds.

    • We, also have an interest in the area along Texas Avenue. Have you noticed the plant and tree identification signs?

Meeting Info and Activities

From: SEPO Community <>
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 6:40 PM
Subject: Birding and Nature


Birding and Nature Club will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 2nd at 5:00 p.m. in the gazebo on Texas Avenue.  Please, wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and wear your name tag. You may remain in your golf cart, if your prefer.  A microphone will be used. Business to be discussed includes appointment of two officers, Christmas Bird Count, and plans for 2021. This group is open to anyone in Sunshine who enjoys birds and nature. No expertise is necessary.  After the business meeting, we will stroll through the Texas Avenue area discussing whatever birds and vegetation we encounter. Perhaps, a brief history of the part the Birding and Nature Group played in the creation of this area will be given. Newcomers are always welcome. See you there.     Jean Burgoine


From: SEPO Community <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:13 AM
Subject: Birding and Nature Enthusiasts


The Birding and Nature Enthusiasts will hold their monthly meeting in the library on Monday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m.  Anyone interested is invited to attend.  Items on the agenda include our February field trip and the upkeep of the Texas Avenue area.  The fountain in the butterfly garden needs attention.  See you at the meeting.     Jean Burgoine


From: SEPO Community <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:28 PM
Subject: Texas Master Naturalist


Joyce Hamilton of the Texas Master Naturalists will be giving a “BIRDS OF THE VALLEY/SPI” presentation on Thursday, March 7th, at 2 pm in Lakeside Main Room.  Residents of SCCE are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Questions can be directed to Ralph Peterson.


From: SEPO Community <>
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:25 PM
Subject: Monarch Butterflies


In our new Butterfly Garden at the former log site the Birding and Nature Club planted native milkweed. The photos, displayed below show Monarch caterpillars which have been feeding on the plants. If left alone by people and birds they will become Monarch Butterflies! Hurray!     Mark Warner


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