Birding & Nature Events

Golden-cheeked Warbler at Friedrich Wilderness Park

Wednesday, March 28 Bexar Audubon Trip to Friedrich Wilderness Park – 8 am. Leader: Tonatiuh (Tona) Cantu, City Natural Areas.  RSVP not necessary.  Meet in the Pavilion.  We’ll walk some trails and look and listen for Golden-cheeked Warblers as well as other birds and check out spring blooming plants.  If you have any questions, contact Sherie Gee at 210-367-1625 or slgee18@yahoo.com.

Elmendorf Lake Park

Saturday, April 14Discover Nature at Elmendorf Lake Park  (2nd Sat Program co-sponsored by Bexar Audubon)   9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Join the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department fora family-friendly festival celebrating nature through hands-on fun for all ages. Enjoy a special presentation on dinosaurs of Texas by Dinosaur George, create nature inspired art, learn about honey bees, and stop by the pollination station. Tree adoptions while supplies last!  No reservations required.

"Religion and Climate Change: Taking Our Planet Back" is an interfaith conference on environmental issues taking place April 13-14, 2018, at the Chapman Center at Trinity University. 

Fri & Sat April 13-14  Religion and Climate Change: Taking Our Planet Back

An interfaith conference on environmental issues taking place April 13-14, 2018, at the Chapman Center at Trinity University.

March for Science,  Saturday, April 14

2 PM – 5 PM

Earth Day logo

Saturday April 18 9am-2pm  Earth Day at Woodlawn Lake

The Earth Day Committee, in partnership with the City of San Antonio, invites you to an Earth Day event  at Woodlawn Lake Park, 1103 Cincinnati. This event was created to share and educate the community on the value and respect we should give our planet. Admission for this event is freeThe Earth Day event will also include a raffle of thirty bicycles, a tree adoption by CPS Energy, entertainment, vegetarian refreshments, and a demonstration on various healthy lifestyles, conservation ideas and techniques.

Saturday, April 21 Viva Botanica   10:00 am2:00 pm

Celebrate Fiesta® at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.  Enjoy the colors of spring and take a plant home to nurture (while supplies last).  Don’t forget to decorate your stroller or wagon and join us for a parade at 12PM.

Hooded Warbler picture
Hooded Warbler

Bexar Audubon Weekend Trip Birdwatching at High Island

Friday – Sunday, April 27 – 29 | High Island, Texas

Visit High Island with leader Julie Jeter as we watch for migratory birds. On Friday morning, we’ll travel east of Houston to Winnie, Texas. There are several hotels/motels in Winnie, a 20-minute drive from High Island. There is one motel in High Island. We’ll visit birding hot spots including Boy Scout Woods, Smith Oaks and a few other locations. We’ll return on Sunday. For RSVP and details, contact Patty Pasztor at 210/837-0577 or agarita@me.com.

 

The 1st Annual South Llano River State Park Birding Festival, sponsored by the Friends of South Llano River State Park, will be held Friday, April 27th – Sunday, April 29th, 2018. Activities include guided walks, photography sessions, kids’ activities, special presentations, and a “Big Sit!”  Visit their Facebook page for schedule & registration information.

picture of Kirtlands Warbler from Wikimedia Commons
Kirtland’s Warbler

Thursday May 3, 7pm  Bexar & San Antonio Audubon May Program/Meeting

Birds & Birding in Michigan

Greg Bodker’s program will provide a photographic strategy for birding in Michigan, especially for birds that do NOT migrate through Texas. Greg will discuss how and where to see birds such as the Snowy Owl, Kirtland’s Warbler, Spruce Grouse and Hoary Redpoll—to name just a few. Along the way we will see some of Michigan’s beautiful scenery.

Greg began birding in 2006, has led trips for Michigan Audubon and was on its Board of Directors for three years.  He is close to his next goal of 600 ABA birds.

Canyon Gorge waterfall
Canyon Gorge. Photo courtesy of Gorge Preservation Society

Bexar Audubon Field Trip:  The Gorge of Canyon Lake

Saturday, May 5 | 8:30 AM

Learn about the Canyon Lake Gorge geology, fossils, water issues and environmental history with field trip leader Fred Loxsom. The walk will be led by a Gorge Preservation Society volunteer. We will meet at the lake at 8:30 for a 3-hour tour, ending at noon. Space is limited; fee is $10/person; children under the age of 7 are not permitted. Contact Fred for RSVPand details: floxsom@trinity.edu or 860/455-3422. Carpooling is an option. Read more at https://canyongorge.org.

Global Big Day!  May 5

How many birds can a world of birders find in one day? You can help answer that question on 5 May 2018:

Last year’s Global Big Day featured more than 20000 people across 162 countries, collectively reporting 6637 species of birds—more than 60% of the world’s bird diversity. This May, you can be a part of the fun. All you have to do is spend a few minutes birding, and eBird what you find.  Read more…

SA & Bexar Audubon Avenue A Bird Walk

Thursday, May 10 | 8:00 AM | Avenue A in Brackenridge Park

Join Lora Reynolds for a leisurely walk along Avenue A looking for migratory and resident birds. Meet at the parking area on Red Oak just off of Mulberry Ave. in Brackenridge Park. Reservations not necessary. If you have any questions, contact Lora at 210/414-0792 or reynoldswrite@sbcglobal.net

Migratory Bird Day at Mitchell Lake

Migratory Bird Fest at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

Saturday, May 12th – 9am-2pm  

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with a festival filled with bird-themed games, crafts, nature-based vendors, native plant sale, food trucks, and presentations about our feathered friends.

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

Sunday, May 20 | 8:30 AM.  Leader:  Tona Cantu

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 agarita@me.com or 210/837-0577.