Outings

Outings

Many Bexar Audubon Society trips take place in San Antonio, but we sometimes venture farther afield to explore state parks and natural areas. Wherever we go, we hope you’ll join us!

Bexar Audubon Outings

Masking protocols below are required regardless of vaccination status, so be sure to bring a mask (N95 or equivalent preferred) with you.

    • Masking is optional for socially distanced situations outdoors
    • Masking is required if social distancing is not possible such as when carpooling or on any indoor segment

 

Pearsall Park Bird Walk
Saturday, May 21 | 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Jeffrey Mann will lead this bird walk in Pearsall Park, 5102 Old Pearsall Rd, San Antonio, TX 78242. The park covers 505 acres in Southwest San Antonio. We will meet in the parking lot next to the dog park. Bring water. Limited to 15 people, including the leader.  Contact Sherie Gee at Outings@bexaraudubon.org if you have any questions or if the list is full and you want to be added to the wait list. Sign up here.


Tom Slick Park Bird Walk
Friday, June 3 | 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Meet leader Sherie Gee in the main parking lot at Tom Slick Park, 7400 Hwy 151, San Antonio, TX  78227. This is a city park with 0.75 miles of concrete trails surrounding the quarry pond and approximately one mile of dirt trails winding through the woods. The park is named after Thomas Baker Slick, Jr., founder of Southwest Research Institute. He was known to be San Antonio’s most famous cryptozoologist. This trip will be limited to 15 people including the leader. Contact Sherie Gee (outings@bexaraudubon.org) if you have any questions or if the list is full and you want to be added to the wait list.
Sign up here.


Kreutzberg Canyon State Natural Area
Friday, June 10 | 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Kreutzberg Canyon is a 117-acre natural area located along the Guadalupe River, featuring three miles of multi-use trails. We can visit the three wildlife observation blinds equipped with identification books and camera ports. This trip is limited to 15 people, including the leader.  Directions: From Boerne, take Blanco St/FM 474, stay on FM 474 and take a right on Kruetzberg Road.  Then a left on Mark Twain.  Park entrance will be on your right.  We will meet leader Ken Butler in the main parking lot. Contact Sherie Gee at Outings@bexaraudubon.org if you have any questions or if the list is full and you want to be added to the wait list. Sign up here.


eBird Trip Reports Feature is Now Available!

The new eBird Trip Reports feature is an exciting new way to tell your birding story through eBird. eBird Trip Reports bring together your eBird checklists to create a fun summary of where you went and what you found, along with your photos and audio recordings, all in one easy-to-share place. You’ve never seen your eBirding like this before!

 


 

 

Best Ways to Preserve Nature While Hiking 

Getting outdoors to hike is a fantastic way to reap the benefits of spending time in nature. Studies have shown that spending time in nature will cause your stress level to drop. And the physical exercise of hiking will keep your heart healthy and give you a great workout without the boredom of working out in the gym.

Every year more than 40 million people go hiking, and that number is increasing rapidly. But, all of those people hiking can cause serious damage to the natural world if they’re not careful. Even hikers who don’t mean to can damage the ecosystem of the trail or cause damage in the area without knowing it. Read the rest of the article here.


 

Visit Warbler Woods

Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, located just northeast of San Antonio, is open year-round. Click here for visitor information.

Use iNaturalist to Post Observations, Help with IDs

 

You can take pictures of plants, birds, insects, and animals to upload to iNat for identification. Or, you can help identify others’ photos. The observations in iNaturalist uploaded by others always have species in need of identification. If you need instructions on helping with the IDs, please read this helpful guide. Watch our iNat presentation by Craig Hensley of TPWD and Texas Nature Trackers.