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.
Meetings & Events
Our online presentations offer excellent speakers covering a wide variety of topics related to birding, conservation, mammals, insects, and more. Our September 27 monthly meeting (in-person and via Zoom) will feature Dr. Andy Gluesenkamp of the San Antonio Zoo to discuss searching for blind catfish in the Edwards Aquifer. Learn more on our Meetings & Events page, where you'll also see a link to recordings of past presentations.
Stock Up on Bird Seed for Fall Migration
Late summer trips call for lots of snacks—or in this case, seeds! Now that fall migration has begun, you can help birds fuel up for their long-haul journeys by offering a birdseed buffet.
From single-seed bags of nutrient-rich black oil sunflower seeds and specialized nyjer seed, to a wide range of songbird blends and suet cakes, all of our blends are informed by our science and designed with birds in mind. Plus, each purchase supports our vital conservation work.
Birds are incredibly adaptive and resilient, but even a little effort on our part can help them go a long way. Available in-store and online at Lowe's locations nationwide, give migratory birds a helping hand with Audubon’s seed, feed, and suet.
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
During the 2020 pandemic, Bexar Audubon compiled a list of websites featuring projects, crafts, and information for kids. Access it here.
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.
Applications Accepted through Oct. 15 for BAS Community Mini-grants!
If you have a community conservation project that could use a little extra funding, apply for a Bexar Audubon Society Community Mini-grant.
- Grants awarded range from $100 to $1000 for community conservation projects
- Gardens, bird blinds, water features, bird houses, habitat improvement
- Educational events, materials, or community outreach efforts
- Be creative!
Click here for the application, which are being accepted through October 15, 2023.
Come to Our Eclipse Viewing Party on Saturday, October 14
Join Bexar Audubon at Sakey Creek Wildlife Ranch near Pipe Creek at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 14 to view the annular solar eclipse. We'll have eclipse glasses available for you to wear. Bring a chair, water, and snacks. The eclipse peaks at 11:54 AM local time, when we will experience 90% obscuration of the sun. Find eclipse details here. You will see the location address when you sign up here,
Need a Guide to Lead Your
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.
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
1354 Basse Rd., San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (830) 336-2725
If you find an injured raptor, please contact:
Last Chance Forever Bird of Prey Conservancy
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.
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.
Document Your Conservation Activities and Win Prizes
- Throughout the month, practice conservation. Some ideas include gardening with native plants, picking up trash, putting out clean water for our migrating birds, bringing a friend or family member out to nature with you, attending an informative program, etc.
- Take a picture!
- Post your picture on social media with the hashtag #AudubonTXSteward or email [email protected] if you do not have a social media account
2023-24 Duck Stamps Now Available!
The 2023-24 Federal Duck Stamp, this year featuring a trio of Tundra Swans, is available for purchase from July 4 through December 15, 2023, or as long as supplies last. Click here for details on how to purchase through BAS.
Help migratory birds stay safe as they fly at night by turning off exterior lights between 11 PM and 6 AM.
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.
Join & Support
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.