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

Blanco State Park | 101 Park Road 23, Blanco, TX 78606

Thursday, May 30, 2024 | 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Blanco State Park is about 1.5 hours from Central San Antonio.

Bring your Texas State Park Pass to present or pay at the office for entry. Bring water and snacks. Restrooms available.

Meet leader Mariann Golden in the parking lot on the right after leaving the park office and BEFORE crossing the river.

Approximately 2-miles walking total; medium difficulty; some uneven, rocky areas on trails; some walking on road surface; some driving from one location to another.

Questions? Call 210-415-4661

If you are interested, please sign-up here

Please contact Sherie Gee if you have any questions or need to cancel at ([email protected])

Castroville Regional Park | 816 Alsace Ave, Castroville, TX 78009

Thursday, May 19, 2024 | 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Castroville Regional Park is located in the southwest part of Castroville and consists of 126 wooded acres on the Medina River. The combination of upland and riverside trails makes HOTE 113 a great place to search for 238 recorded species.

Leader: Parker Marsh

Level of Difficulty: easy to medium, a few slight inclines in the uplands, grassy trails

If you are interested, please sign-up here.

Please bring water and sun protection.

Please contact Sherie Gee if you have any questions or need to cancel at ([email protected])

Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville | 150 Francisco Lemos St, Kerrville, TX

Saturday, June 22, 2024 | 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Riverside Nature Center is about 1 hour from Central San Antonio. Please use the best route from your

Please meet leader Lucy Spade in the parking lot at 8:00 AM. The bird walk will be until 10:00 AM. There are regular flush toilets on site.

We will walk on the river trail, which is paved like a sidewalk, but there are some steps that you have to go down, but not too many. There is a possibility of walking on another trail, which is hard, packet dirt.

Please bring plenty of water and sun protection. You may want to bring a snack as well.

If you are interested, please sign-up here.

If you have any questions or need to cancel, please contact Sherie Gee at [email protected].

Visit our Conservation News page to sign up for Birding with a Purpose Surveys for local landowners and for the San Antonio Municipal Golf Course Surveys in May and June..


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
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center Hours
Hours Hours are October 10 - February 27
Tuesday through Sunday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Last entry is one hour before closing.
Center is closed on major and/or Federal holidays.
Free for Mitchell Lake members, $5 non-members, $3 National Audubon members.

Visit the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center website here.


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.