The City of San Antonio (COSA) hired a “killer” to manage a nursery – aka a rookery. A rookery is a colony of breeding animals, generally gregarious birds. In fact The City of San Antonio hired the USDA’s Wildlife Services to “manage” the waterbirds that migrate each year to the city to breed. USDA’s Wildlife […]
Author: Alesia Garlock
Assault on San Antonio’s Waterbirds continues as Audubon Turns their back on the birds.
According to Wikipedia: The National Audubon Society is an American non-profit environmental organization dedicated to conservation of birds and their habitats. So, why does it appear that San Antonio’s local Audubon has distanced themselves from “defending” the birds along with their habitats? Is San Antonio Not Big Enough for a Rookery? The Great Egret-the symbol […]
Crape Murder – They Murdered the trees to Spite the Birds
Crape Murder in Brackenridge Park. The Murder left Crape Myrtle stripped of all her leaves, she was naked, with her crown (top) cut off by city workers known as “Tree Topping.” The other “modified” trees in the park included Cypress, Ash, Pecan, and Oaks that were left with multiple wounds. They murdered the trees to […]
Driving wildlife into urban areas – then blaming them for the aftermath!
It was around seven o’clock last night when we spotted what we thought was a fox in Brackenridge Park, the creature came out of the shadows of the Joske Pavillion (No lights on). To our surprise it was a Coyote that ran by on the sidewalk. In the spring of 2022, we spotted a wild […]
Ecosystem Disruption and Missing Black Vultures
The USDA’s Wildlife Services new assault on Migratory Birds at Brackenridge Park along with the City of San Antonio Parks turned violent in 2022! The USDA using a Depredation permit for lethal take (killing) from the Fish & Wildlife Service included Black Vultures and other species. I have observed Migratory Egrets and Herons for the […]
Those Poor Whooping Cranes May Never Be the Same Again
To some observers, the noise sounds like fireworks, to others the noise mimics gunshots. With a few visitors fortunate or not so fortunate to observe the USDA’s Wildlife Services shooting the explosive cartridges out of a blank 22 handgun inside the park. The Safety Data Sheet lists the cartridge as an “exploding bomb”. The explosive […]
Bird City not so bird friendly- the assault on birds in San Antonio
The resolution to recognize Migratory Bird Day based on local efforts to achieve “Bird City Texas” designation was approved by San Antonio City Council and passed in December 2020. The resolution states that “Migratory birds face great perils in their annual hemispheric journeys, and the chiming in of local communities to promote awareness can go […]