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BIRDS, CONSERVATION, OUTINGS, AND MORE!

Welcome to Bexar Audubon Society in San Antonio, the area’s official chapter of the National Audubon Society. Bexar Audubon Society's mission is to promote the conservation of habitat for birds and other wildlife, support National Audubon Society’s efforts, and encourage responsible local action through education, research, and advocacy. Read more.

Vermilion Flycatcher by Charles J. Sharp (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Meetings & Events

Feb 26 Meeting Photo

Zoom Movie: The Story of Plastic
Monday, June 8
2:00 PM

Celebrate World Oceans Day with this eye-opening film, The Story of Plastic. Please click here to register in advance.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please update your Zoom app to version 5.0. Read more about the movie.

 

 

Outings

Birding Group Outing 1 10 20 Santa Ana

A walk in nature connects us with the bigger picture of life that includes us and gives us a chance to discover the birds, wildlife, plants, geography and geology of our area. We're not conducting group outings now, but we have virtual presentations coming up.
See what’s on the schedule.

Conservation News

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Being invested in the ecological and environmental health of our community is a commitment that Bexar Audubon leadership takes to heart. Read more. We also encourage you to keep up with the news of the day by checking our website's We Love Birds Bulletin.

Join & Support

Membership

  • New Members: Click here to join. Membership is just $5/year through June 30, 2020.
  • Renewing Members: Your renewal is easy when you visit this National Audubon page.

Donate

Bexar Audubon Society of San Antonio relies on donations to fund the activities that support our mission. Please click here to find out more about how your donation helps birds and their conservation.

Education & Entertainment for Birders

 

Our friends at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have made numerous resources available to keep us informed and entertained as we stay at home. Many of us are missing visits to our annual Spring Migration hotspots, but we are learning that backyard birding has its merits!


Free Thayer Birding Software
Available Now!

Use this free software ($49.95 value) to learn about the amazing birds in your yard and in your country. Watch videos of bird behavior, hear their songs, and take hundreds of fun quizzes on the birds of North America. Use the ID Wizard if you are not sure of a bird’s name. Compare two birds side-by-side.
Click here to learn more.

"Nature under Siege" is the theme of Dr. Bruce Beehler's Earth Day op-ed in the Washington Post. Read his provocative article to learn why we must "think, plan, organize and act on behalf of our precious biosphere."

Taking Flight:
An International Juried Bird Art Exhibition

For Youth Ages 4 to 18

The Taking Flight Exhibition aims to create greater awareness and appreciation for birds, support the development of young artists, and share their art with the public at a professional museum.

Submissions will be accepted between January 15 and June 15, 2020.

Juried art will be exhibited at the Mass Audubon Museum of American Bird Art from September 2020 - March, 2021.
963 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021

Click here to learn more.

STRESS-FREE ONLINE ACTIVITIES
AND BIRDING INFO

Watch curated videos on the website “The Kids Should See This,” which offers entertaining science-based information
and how-tos for kids to explore with their parents.

Read a Missouri photographer's story about how native plants brings birds to his yard.

A writer shares how being in quarantine helped her understand the magic of birds. Read it here.

Bird Bingo, anyone? Bird Watcher’s Digest is offering free printable Bird Bingo cards on their website.
Cards are available by region of the U.S. so you'll recognize birds from the area where you live.
The Witte Museum also has a downloadable bingo card featuring backyard birds.

Join Mitchell Lake Audubon Center and Bexar Audubon Society as we snuggle up with a good book on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 PM on Facebook! This online storytime, "Book Chirps for Kids," offers kids a chance to relax and have fun while sharing in our love of books, birds, and all things nature.

There are lots of ways everyone can contribute to saving the environment; check out this HomeAdvisor page for steps, big and small, that families can take to save resources indoors and maintain a healthy ecosystem outside.

"Ode to a Toad," "Notes on Ball Moss," and other poetic thoughts by environmental writer Mobi Warren.

Birdy Care Package from National Audubon Society.

Abundance of fun activities from Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Cornell Lab's Bird Academy Classes provide great info.

Visit the new Birds of the World website from Cornell Lab.

Fantastic Audubon resources for kids in Grades 3-6.

Here are 10 nature activities to keep your kids entertained—and they might learn something, too!

National Wildlife Federation has made all of its online educational curriculum
and Ranger Rick activities open-access: click here.

For instant relaxation, check out Texas Parks and Wildlife's Postcard from Texas series,
starting with Coastal Prairie Morning. Access all of them here.

Zoo School shows you how to make a bird feeder.

Resources developed for World Migratory Bird Day; many are suitable for children
(games, coloring pages, activities, etc.) and are FREE downloads, with several in English and Spanish.

Learn how to make a rain garden. Detailed instructions and plant guides can be downloaded for free by clicking here to view a low impact development manual from the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance.

Help your child build a bird blind. Read advice from a Young Birders Club parent.