Events & Outings Recap

Bexar Audubon Society Outings Recaps

As we visit local and regional birding hotspots in and around South Texas, we want to share photos of the birds
and other wildlife we encounter on our outings.

Kirchoff Prairie, Wilson County, May 2021

Least Flycatcher by Lora Reynolds

Bexar Audubon Society coordinated a Birding BioBlitz for the Kirchoff Prairie Restoration Site in Wilson County, Texas, on May 8, 2021. This conservation easement provides public access to a farm restored to Blackland prairie and its natural communities. The Kirchoff Family’s “Farm to Native Prairie” philosophy is a working example of how landowners can restore native prairies, following many decades of row crop farming and cattle ranching. They are carrying out their plan to create a financially self-sustaining prairie in honor of their parents’ conservation ethic, preserved in perpetuity for future generations to enjoy.

Habitats are being preserved for butterflies, pollinators, neotropical songbirds, and grassland birds. Sprague’s pipit has been identified on the property and is a candidate for endangered species.

Kirchoff Prairie Bird Survey Team

Rio Grande Valley, January 2020

Burrowing Owl by Sherie Gee
Belted Kingfisher by Britt Coleman
BAS group by Sherie Gee
Bobcat by Sherie Gee
Common Paraque by Fred Loxsom
Vermilion Flycatcher by Britt Coleman
Wilson's Snipe at Estero Llano by Lora Reynolds
Black Phoebe by Lora Reynolds
BAS Group at Santa Ana by Lora Reynolds
Blue-winged Teal by Britt Coleman
Hooded Oriole at Santa Ana by Lora Reynolds
Hooded Oriole at Santa Ana by Lora Reynolds
Estero Llano Bird Blind
Estero Llano Bird Blind
Green Jay at Natl Butterfly Ctr by Lora Reynolds
Green Jay at Natl Butterfly Ctr by Lora Reynolds
Golden-fronted Woodpecker at Natl Butterfly Ctr by Lora Reynolds
Golden-fronted Woodpecker at Natl Butterfly Ctr by Lora Reynolds