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The Texas Ornithological Society Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and oversight of TOS, setting policy, and managing organization activities using volunteers and paid staff.


Position Name Telephone Email Address
President Byron Stone
(512) 970-5154
Vice President Romey Swanson
(512) 667-8124
Secretary Susan Foster (956) 337-4011
Treasurer Lorrie Mathers
(972) 632-8228
Past President Christine Turnbull
(339) 235-5338
Director At-Large Lynn Thompson
(713) 582-1134
Director At-Large Romey Swanson
(512) 667-8124
Director At-Large Byron Stone
(512) 970-5154
Director At-Large Clay Taylor
(401) 965-9064
Director Region 1: Panhandle OPEN
Director Region 2: North Central Lorrie Mathers
(972) 632-8228
Director Region 3: Piney Woods Laura Wilson
(903) 521-8292
Director Region 4: Trans-Pecos Pamela Pipes
432 413-2086
Director Region 5: Edwards Plateau Christine Turnbull
(339) 235-5338
Director Region 6: Central Prairie Randy Pinkston
(254) 718-9910
Director Region 7: Brushlands Susan Foster (956) 337-4011
Director Region 8: Coastal Prairie Kendra Kocab
(713) 484-9204
Nominating Committee Byron Stone
(512) 970-5154
Weekender Committee Judy Kestner (361) 701-1962
High Island Sanctuary Committee Shelia Hargis
(512) 294-0272
Magic Ridge Sanctuary Committee Byron Stone
(512) 970-5154
Sabine Woods Sanctuary Committee John Whittle
Meeting Committee Christine Turnbull
(339) 235-5338
Publications Committee Susan Foster (956) 337-4011
Texas Bird Records Committee Tony Frank    
Awards Committee Jack Eitniear (210) 828-5306
Membership Secretary Judy Kestner (361) 701-1962
Online Registration Judy Kestner (361) 701-1962
Publication Editor Jack Eitniear (210) 828-5306
Web Administrator Judy Kestner (361) 701-1962
Web Administrator Shelia Hargis
(512) 294-0272

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Welcome to the Amazing World of Texas Birds!

If you love birds, Texas is definitely the place for you! With eight different geographical regions to explore, each offering its own, unique wildlife environment; more than 660 species to be discovered; and a location adjacent to the tropical regions of Mexico and Central America, you never know what you might see when you grab your binoculars and head out!

Texas Ornithological Society is proud to promote the discovery, knowledge, observation and conservation of birds in Texas since 1953.