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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, other wildlife, and people; 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

Our online presentations offer excellent speakers covering a wide variety of topics related to birding, conservation, mammals, insects, and more. Our February 28 monthly meeting (in-person and via Zoom) will feature talks by the authors of Land Stewardship for Birds: A Guide for Central Texas. Go to the Meetings & Events page for more information and where you'll also see a link to recordings of past presentations.


Have you seen this bird?

Calling all birders!  We need eyes out for egrets forming rookeries.  This can be Cattle, Snowy, or Great Egrets.  Bexar Audubon, in conjunction with several other organizations, have been monitoring the egret rookery sites for the last 2 years as part of a larger effort to develop proactive strategies for managing urban rookeries.  We need to gather data to help inform this process.  This year, we’ve raised $50k in pledges to initiate a bird tagging program.  To tag the birds, we need to know where they are gathering.  If you see egrets gathering and exhibiting mating or nest building behaviors, please post species and counts to eBird then email location to [email protected].  We’ll ground truth the sightings and assess feasibility of access for tagging.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated!


Looking for a New Scope or Binoculars?


The National Audubon Society has created a guide to buying a spotting scope and a guide to buying binoculars. The guides break down suggestions by price-range. You can also visit our local retail partner, Wild Birds Unlimited, for additional information.

Bird Information for Kids

Bexar Audubon has developed two new guides for young birders to help them learn about backyard birds. You can print the two-page guides in Spanish  or English versions. Budding birders will enjoy using these colorful and easy to read references!


Follow a Bird's Migration Story


Kids play an interactive game following the migration journeys of five species. Then, they write their own migration story. Click on the image above to access the website.

 

During the 2020 pandemic, Bexar Audubon compiled a list of websites featuring projects, crafts, and information for kids. Access it here.

 

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. See what's on the schedule.


Need a Guide to Lead Your
Bird Walk?

Bexar Audubon Society members are available to lead bird walks in local parks and natural areas for visitors and residents alike. Please give us at least two weeks of advance notice. Click here to submit a request for a guide.

 


Social Media Coordinator needed!

Bexar Audubon Society is actively looking for a Social Media Coordinator to operate BAS' social media accounts. If you or someone you know has experience in this position, and is interested, contact [email protected]


What to Do if You Find
an Injured Bird

Should you find a bird (or other wildlife) that has been injured, please call:

Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation
(San Antonio, TX)
Roger & Phyllis Sherman Animal Care Complex
166 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201
Phone: (830) 336-2725

Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation
(Kendalia, TX)

P.O. Box 369, Kendalia, TX 78027
Phone: (830) 336-2725
Email: [email protected]

If you find an injured raptor, please contact:
Last Chance Forever Bird of Prey Conservancy
(210) 499-4080


Your Cat Needs a Catio!

If you're the cat parent of a Houdini or door-dashing cat, consider building a catio! A catio provides a safe and stimulating space for outdoor adventures and peace of mind for you. Available in various designs for windows, decks, patios or yards, our friends at Catio Spaces offer DIY Catio Plans with step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and a list of materials and tools for a successful project. Check out the plans, and if you purchase one using the code BirdsRus10, you'll SAVE 10%, and 10% will come back to us as a donation!  See DIY Catio Plans >> 

Learn more at Catio Spaces. 

Conservation ACTION

LRenderSong Sparrow Cropped

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.

 


Help migratory birds stay safe as they fly at night by turning off exterior lights between
11 PM and 6 AM.

Watch the powerful documentary produced by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon Texas about the importance of the Lights Out Texas program. View it for FREE at this link. No one who watches will go away unmoved by its simple message: FLIP A SWITCH. SAVE A BIRD.


 

NAS and BAS Statements on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

National Audubon Society:

The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere. With a plurality of voices, we will inspire more people and conserve more habitats.

Bexar Audubon Society:

Bexar Audubon Society is committed to helping make bird watching safe, welcoming, and accessible for all. We welcome and encourage appreciation of our natural world while promoting its preservation and protection. We believe that birding is for everybody, and that the birds we love and the habitats they rely on benefit most when more people are engaged in protecting them. We believe that anyone who enjoys looking at birds is a "birdwatcher." We do not discriminate because of skill level, length of time identifying as a birdwatcher, age, gender, skin color, size, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socioeconomic status, or national or ethnic origin.


Bird Field Guide in Spanish

Did you know the National Audubon Society's Guide to North American Birds is available online in Spanish (La Guía de Aves de América del Norte)? Each entry includes a color illustration, Spanish name, scientific name, and a link to species' calls and songs.

 

 

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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.