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Saturday May 10 - 5 Celebrations in San Antonio!

Bexar Audubon Society & San Antonio Audubon Society present San Antonio's 2nd Annual International Migratory Bird Day with family & bird-friendly events throughout the city.

The public is invited to join this San Antonio Celebration and learn Why Birds Matter.

Government Canyon State Natural Area/ 9am–2 pm/Visitors Center Migratory birds do amazing things, and to show this we will have games, activities, storytime, displays, crafts, music, photo ops, guided bird walks and more! Don’t forget to stop by the Migration Obstacle Course (a big hit last year). Join our birthday party for the Golden-cheeked warbler from 1-1:30 pm where will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first sighting of the Golden-cheeked warbler in Texas! Dress for the outdoors, bring water and snacks…even a picnic lunch if you like. Free with park entry fee. •For more info, call (210) 688-9055. •Rain or shine. Every Golden-cheeked Warbler is a Native Texan--they breed nowhere else in the world. Learn why Government Canyon and other areas in Bexar County have been recognized as an Internationally Important Bird Area.

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center/ 10am-2pm Themed around the Olympics and the amazing champions birds are in many ways, special activities will include a Roadrunner Race, Pelican Plop, and Tern Toss! FREE family-friendly and fun-filled day has something for everyone. Bird walks, bird games, bird activities, bird displays.

San Antonio River Authority/ 10am-noon invites the community to visit “Acequia Park” (8500 Mission Parkway). Participants will learn about migratory birds and view many water-going birds. SARA’s staff will teach easy bird identification, lend you binoculars, and help you understand the latest in birding technology. Participants should expect to walk at a slow pace for 1 hour along the San Antonio River during this FREE event. Please RSVP with Carrie Merson at cmerson@sara-tx.org or (210)302-3282.

San Antonio Zoo 10am-2pm Activities throughout the zoo include: games, birdkeeper talks, live bird presentations, and guided tours of all the birds. Take a ride on the whooping crane on the new zoo carousel and learn about Martha, the last of the passenger pigeons. FREE with zoo admission.

SeaWorld San Antonio/ 10am–3pm Celebrate, Connect, and Care for Migratory Birds! SeaWorld brings the beauty and variety of birds from around the globe to the heart of Texas to inspire the next generation of stewards for our planet. Guests will learn about the birds from SeaWorld’s aviculturists and educators. Also, “Just for Kids” celebration at the Animal Connections Conservation Center. Our theme park and products inspire millions to celebrate, connect with, and care for the natural world we share during IMBD as well as throughout the summer at Roa’s Aviary. Included with SeaWorld admission.

Learn more about International Migratory Bird Day, San Antonio's Important Bird Areas, & the Golden-cheeked Warbler on our Conservation page

Bexar Audubon Society is a member of EarthShare!Earth Share logo

BAS Program Thursday May 15 6:30pm

Free & Open to the Public! At TriPoint, NW corner of 281N & N. St. Marys St.    Click here for a map.

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Birding with many of the new electronic gadgets, apps, and citizen science websites like eBird is not just a new fad: it is a great way to learn, participate in citizen science, and enhance your enjoyment of birds.

From great new apps like Merlin for bird ID to eBird to enter bird sightings —to other great apps and sites like Hummingbirds@Home, BirdJam, BirdSpot, and more - the opportunities to enhance the modern e-birding trip are endless!

Originally from small-town South Dakota, Jason "the Birdnerd" St. Sauver has spent the last 10 years educating and birding across the country. Most recently, Jason spent 7 years with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service educating kids and performing bird surveys in the forests of New England, the beaches of Cape Cod, or the salt flats of northern Utah. He is the Interim Director and Education Manager for the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. He is thrilled to be birding and educatin' for y'all in his new state of Texas!

It's Official!

Bexar County & City of San Antonio Declare May 10 International Migratory Bird Day

City proclamation of IMBD Click on the image to read the City's proclamation.

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Learn more about International Migratory Bird Day, San Antonio's Important Bird Areas, & the Golden-cheeked Warbler on our Conservation page

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Keep cats healthy! Keep them indoors. Visit the 'Cats Indoors' website to learn more.

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Did you know that outdoor cats kill horned lizards and are a threat to the survival of the Texas State Reptile?