BEXAR AUDUBON MONTHLY MEETING

Thursday, November 7, 2019  7:00 PM
San Antonio Zoo Education Center

BIRDS OF CUBA THROUGH MY LENS
Presenter: Ken Butler

Ken Butler, a Texas Master Naturalist and photographer, will present a photo summary of a very successful birding tour of Cuba covering April 4-13, 2018, in which several San Antonio-area birders participated. The group observed 155 bird species during the tour; the highlight being the 21 endemic birds of Cuba.

Ken’s presentation will review a portion of the total species recorded, with a particular focus on endemic species including such notable birds as the Bee Hummingbird, Cuban Trogon, Cuban Pygmy-Owl (Ken’s photo is above), Fernandina’s Flicker, Oriente Warbler, Zapata Wren, and Zapata Sparrow.

SAVE THE DATE: January 22 Bexar Audubon
Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM at Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave.

TPWD’s Craig Hensley will talk to us about using the iNaturalist app for citizen science. On Saturday, January 25, we’ll do some fieldwork, possibly at Brackenridge Park. Watch for details in the January/February BAS Newsletter.

Field Trips–Join us!

Click here to download a PDF of Bexar Audubon field trips.

Sunday, November 3, 8:00 AM 
Bird/Nature Walk at Cibolo Nature Center
140 City Park Rd., Boerne, TX 78006
Leaders: Nico Siller and Patty Leslie Pasztor. Nico is a fantastic young birder and a high school senior from Boerne. Enjoy a fall walk through the varied habitats of prairie, marsh, creekside and woodlands as we look for birds, butterflies and more! Meet in the parking lot area. Don’t forget Daylight Savings Time ends that morning (set your clocks back one hour). Bring water and a sack lunch or snacks. For questions and RSVP, email Patty at agarita@me.com or call or text 210/837-0577. Last-minute RSVPs are fine.

Friday, November 22, 8:45 AM
Bird & Nature Walk: Honey Creek at Guadalupe River State Park
3350 Park Rd 31, Spring Branch, TX 78070

Wilt Shaw will lead a Bird & Nature Walk to this beautiful, pristine area accessible only by special guided tour. Meet at the Visitor Center of Guadalupe River State Park by 8:45 AM.  We’ll caravan or carpool from there to the entrance of Honey Creek. There is a $7.00 fee to enter the park. Wear good walking shoes and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the walk. To RSVP, send email to Sherie Gee at slgee18@yahoo.com or text or call 210/367-1625.

Friday, November 29, 8:30 AM
Black Friday Birdwalk: Crownridge Canyon Natural Area
7222 Luskey Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78256
Instead of shopping or watching football the day after Thanksgiving, get out and enjoy nature at Crownridge Canyon Natural Areawith leader Lora Reynolds. To sign up or for more information, contact Lora at 210/414-0792 or reynoldswrite@sbcglobal.net.

Saturday, December 14, 8:30 AM
Bird Walk: Land Heritage Institute
1349 Neal Road, San Antonio, 78264


Join leaders Patsy and Alan Kuentz and Lora Reynolds to bird this 1200-acre preserve with river and upland habitat along the Medina River on the southern edge of San Antonio. To sign up and for more information, contact Lora at 210/414-0792 or reynoldswrite@sbcglobal.net.

Friday, December 27, 9:00 AM
Holiday Bird Walk: San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX 78209

Enjoy the festive San Antonio Botanical Garden (SABG) in its holiday splendor by birding with Lora Reynolds and Sherie Gee. Contact Sherie at slgee18@yahoo.com or 210/367-1625 to sign up. Free for SABG members and non-members alike, thanks to the generosity of SABG for our event.

Thursday-Sunday, January 9-12
Rio Grande Valley Birding Trip
We’re planning a Rio Grande Valley trip to see the unique birds of this area and will stay at the Alamo Inn in Alamo, Texas. Space is limited. RSVP to Sherie Gee at slgee18@yahoo.com or 210/367-1625. Sherie will contact you with the details.