Birding & Nature Events

Monthly Audubon Program

Feathered Friends: Aviculture at the San Antonio Zoo

Thursday, August 2 at 7pm

SA Zoo Education Center

Presenter: Michelle McLean, SA Zoo Bird Department

Discover how attending an internship at the Sylvan Heights Avian Husbandry & Manage-ment program in North Carolina has helped Michelle McLean with the breeding and rearing of birds at the San Antonio Zoo. Michelle is in charge of American and Chilean Flamingos, Bald Eagles, cranes and a large variety of waterfowl at the zoo, in-cluding ducks, swans and geese. Michelle says her greatest passion at the zoo is aiding the conservation status and needs of waterfowl.

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Bexar Audubon Field Trip:  Kerr Wildlife Management Area, Hunt, TX  

Sunday, May 20 | 8:30 AM.

Join us to visit this Hill Country preserve near Hunt, TX ( owned and managed by the TX Parks & Wildlife Dept) to look for Black-capped Vireos and Golden-cheeked Warblers. Fee: $5/ person. Bring water and a picnic lunch. For meeting location and other details (including carpool info) contact Patty Pasztor at or 210/837-0577.


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Gartered Trogon by John Prentice

Audubon Monthly Meeting & Program:  Panama Birding 

Thursday, June 7 ● 7:00 PM San Antonio Zoo Education Center 

Presenter: John Prentice, SAAS Member 

Imagine visiting differing habitats in Panama from high elevation to lowlands, plus the Panama Canal, and seeing 402 bird species! John Prentice presents  photos of a birding trip to Panama he took with his wife, Linda Gindler.

John has degrees in Aquatic and Marine Biology and says he was very fortunate to have an occupation he really enjoyed in fisheries management and research. Upon retirement, he has become a member of Texas Master Naturalists, enjoyed all kinds of outdoor activities with his family and is a “born again” birder. Linda and John like to combine birding with activities such as camping, travel and scuba diving.