Cathedral Park Hike

Red-shouldered Hawk picture
Red-shouldered Hawk

Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

Hike is full.  Please email to be placed on wait list.

Bird Walk at Cathedral Park (Episcopal Diocese of South Texas)  — 8:15  AM  111 Torcido Drive, San Antonio, TX  78209

Join us to stroll this 19 acre private park in Alamo Heights owned by the Episcopal Diocese of West TX.  There are springs that bubble up in this park that feed the San Antonio River (and might still be flowing).    The staff will open the gate to the back area of the property for us.  Please RSVP  to Sherie Gee at slgee18@yahoo.com or 210-367-1625.

Save the date!

iNaturalist Workshop & BioBlitz!

Thursday, January 3, 2019 — 7:00 PM Audubon Meeting at the SA Zoo Education Building– iNaturalist by Speaker Tania Homayoun of Austin, TX with Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. Learn about iNaturalist and how to document birds, bugs, butterflies, plants and more for citizen science. See below for follow up class and outing in Brackenridge Park.

Friday, January 4th – iNaturalist Class and BioBlitz in Brackenridge Park – 9 AM – Noon. Zoo Community Room. Free. Sign up by emailing bexaraudubonsociety@bexaraudubon.org

Christmas Bird Count

Looking for birds picture.

Join the San Antonio Area Count on Sunday, Dec. 16

The Nation’s longest running community science project is underway for its 119th year!  Learn more at the National Audubon Website.

San Antonio:  Last year during the Christmas Bird Count, 43 birders counted 146 different species, including Zone-tailed Hawk and White-tailed Hawk on a chilly, foggy Sunday. To join in this year’s fun, please contact Dahn Windhorn (naturenut7@hotmail.com or 210/382-5968) if you are not already on a count team and are interested in participating.

Groups start as early as 7:00 AM.

The countdown dinner will take place at Somerset United Methodist Church, 8175 W. 7th Street (just off Somer- set Road). The $7 soup and salad buffet includes homemade bread, beverage and dessert. Come as early as 5:00 PM to do your paperwork in the brightly lit space with available restroom. We will eat around 6:00 PM and start the countdown at 6:30 PM.

Stop Industries from Getting a Free Pass to Kill Birds

This year, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), our most important bird protection law is under attack. Legislation in Congress (HR 4239), and a new interpretation of the law by the administration, would end the ability to hold industries accountable for bird deaths.

These proposals would prevent enforcement of “incidental” bird deaths, removing incentives for companies to adopt practices that protect birds from threats such as oil waste pits, and eliminating penalties for companies that kill substantial numbers of birds, including from large oil spills.

Urge your members of Congress and the Department of the Interior to uphold the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  Click on the following link to sign the National Audubon Society’s Petition to Congress:  act.audubon.org

Please call your Senator or Representative and let them know this matters to you.