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

If a walk you'd like to attend is full, please email Sherie ([email protected]) and ask to be placed on a waiting list.

Friday, April 21, 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Medina River Natural Area
Please meet in the main parking lot at the Medina River Natural Area located at 15890 TX-16.  The leader for this bird walk will be Jim Funk.  He will lead us on a trail rich with pecan and bald cypress trees near the Medina River.  If you have any questions or need to cancel after signing up, contact Sherie Gee ([email protected]). Bring water. Sign up here.

Bird City Texas Golf Course Surveys

As part of our Bird City Texas efforts, we are conducting bird surveys at several golf courses this spring and summer. The courses will be closed to golfers on these dates so we can survey safely. Please sign up if you'd like to participate.

Monday, April 17 | 8:00 AM
Fair Oaks Ranch
Meet at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club, 7900 Fair Oaks Pkwy, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015. This property has two 18-hole golf courses, so we would like to have four survey teams with two to four people per team. The courses will be closed to golf players on survey days. Sign up here.

Monday, May 1 | 8:00 AM
Mission Del Lago Golf Course
Meet at Mission Del Lago Golf Course, 1250 Mission Grande  SA TX 78221. Sign up here.

Monday, May 8 | 8:00 AM
Northern Hills Golf Course

Meet at Northern Hills Golf Course, 13202 Scarsdale, San Antonio, TX 78217. Sign up here.

Monday, May 15 | 8:00 AM
Willow Springs Golf Course

Meet at Willow Springs Golf Course, 202 AT&T Center Parkway, San  Antonio, TX 78219. Sign up here.

Tuesday, May 30 | 8:00 AM
Brackenridge Park Golf Course

Meet at Brackenridge Park Golf Course, 2315 Avenue B, San Antonio, TX 78215. Sign up here.

Monday, June 5 | 8:00 AM
Cedar Creek Golf Course

Meet at Cedar Creek Golf Course, 8250 Vista Colina, San Antonio, TX 78255. Sign up here.

Monday, June 12 | 8:00 AM
Olmos Basin Golf Course

Meet at Olmos Basin Golf Course, 7022 McCullough Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78216. Sign up here.

Tuesday, June 13 | 8:00 AM
San Pedro Par 3 Golf Course and Driving Range

Meet at the San Pedro Par 3 Golf Course, 6102 San Pedro Avenue, San  Antonio, TX 78216. 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!



Mitchell Lake Audubon Center Upcoming Events
Friday, March 17, 6:00 PM – Birdie Big Year: Elevating Women Birders
Tiffany Kersten didn't set out to do a big year, but after a series of unanticipated and serendipitous events, she suddenly found herself amidst one. Join Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, Bexar Audubon Society, and the SA River Foundation in welcoming Tiffany to San Antonio (Confluence Park) to hear about her Big Year. More Info & Tickets

Saturday, March 18, 7:30 AM – Bird Hike for Women

Join expert bird guide Tiffany Kersten for this (approximately) 5 mile hike at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center focused on listening and looking for birds while learning about personal safety. We encourage all women (cis, trans, gender-bending or gender non-conforming folx) to join us. More Info & Tickets
Saturday, March 25 – Migratory Bird Fest
Kick off spring migration with a FREE community festival filled with live birds and animals, games, crafts, vendors, native plant sales, food trucks, pollinator walks and exploration stations. More Info

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center Hours
Spring Hours are February 28 through June 12
Tuesday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 8:00 AM– 4:00 PM
Last entry is one hour before closing.
Center is closed on major and/or Federal holidays.


Ten Best Hiking Trails in San Antonio

From the rocky hills of the far north side to the riparian areas near the Spanish Missions on the south side, San Antonio offers a variety of topography to explore while hiking and birding. Check out these recommended trails from the AllTrails.com website.

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.