The mission of TexNEP is to provide a forum for individuals interested in the field of nature photography and the environment,
provide education, gather and disseminate information, and promote nature photography
as an art form and medium of communication.


TexNEP June 2014 Program
“Banding and Identifying Raptors
in the Rio Grande Valley”

Presented by:
Michael Miller

Thursday June 19th @ 7:00pm.
McAllen Public Library
4001 N 23rd Street
McAllen, TX 78504

TexNEP welcomes Michael Miller and his presentation, “Banding and Identifying Raptures in South Texas.” Michael has gained a wealth of knowledge during multiple South Texas field studies by assisting, Bill Clark, one of the world's foremost raptor experts.
As a result of his working with Mr. Clark, Michael has gained valuable knowledge and experience while handling wild birds of prey.

Michael took up photography to share his passion for raptors with others and to stimulate interest in the hawks and falcons than can be found throughout the Valley.
Michael’s presentation will include how to find and photograph, Harris’s Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Red-tailed Hawks, White-tailed Hawks and more. He will also include information about his photographic style using natural light and creating an image in the camera that exemplifies what was observed in the field is accomplished.

Michael’s presentation will include photos and information about raptor research in the Rio Grande Valley, images of bay and Gulf shorebirds and migrants, and knowing Mr. Miller, a few surprises along the way.

The public is invited to attend the meeting, which takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Meetings are held at the McAllen Public Library, 4001 North 23rd Street (Corner of Nolana and 23rd). Presentation will be held in the Library’s Auditorium.

There is no admission charge to attend meetings and participants are encouraged to bring up to five photos to show and share at the meeting. Images that can be shown on a digital projector are preferred, but prints are also welcome.

For more information about TexNEP meetings, visit the organization's website ( or contact Greg Storms, TexNEP's Program Chairman, by email at


TexNEP members range from the professional to the newbie who are interested in nature photography. We welcome film and digital shooters. Programs each month feature a guest speaker and a chance for members to share and discuss their images with others. Also each month a selected member will display images from one of their favorite places. Field trips are planned on the weekends after the Thursday meetings to one of the many Rio Grande Valley photo hotspots.
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