Bexar Audubon Society Outreach
In addition to the outings planned by Bexar Audubon Society in San Antonio, we also enjoy promoting, attending, and providing volunteer support for birding festivals and special events outside of our immediate area. Check back often to learn more about upcoming events.
Record-breaking Big Day Reported!
On 17 October, 2020, more than 32,000 birders from around the world ventured out into backyards and beyond to enjoy birds for October Big Day, joining from 168 countries with more than 460 eBirders in Africa, 1,800 in Asia, 2,300 in Europe, and 3,900 in South America. This global team, united by birds, found an astounding 7,097 species in one day, breaking the world record for the most species reported in a single day. Read more.
Sign up for the Virtual Winter Prairie Bird Workshop
In partnership with Bexar Audubon Society, Cibolo Nature Center & Farm will present the Winter Prairie Bird Workshop. Sparrows, wrens, and other birds of the prairie can be challenging to identify. Join us for a virtual birding workshop with prairie bird surveyors Tom & Patsy Inglet who will present the techniques they use to identify winter prairie birds by sight and in flight. All workshop attendees will receive a link to the recording of the program and some relevant references. To sign up, click here.
Watch the "Introduction to Birdmania" Video
On Saturday, June 13, 2020, Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy presented a Live Virtual Nature Talk. Birding educators Tom and Patsy Inglet (Patsy is president of Bexar Audubon Society) hosted a birding presentation for all ages. Learn the basics of birding and using binoculars to see local birds. Click here to visit the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy website to watch the video and download Tom and Patsy's handouts from the presentation.
Native Plant Society Videos to View at Your Leisure
Learn about legends and lore of Texas native wildflowers and trees, find out how to create a backyard butterfly buffet, and more. The Native Plant Society of Texas has made several videos available here.
BAS Sponsors San Antonio Young Birders Club
Do you like to look at, listen to, and learn about birds?
That makes you a Birder.
Are you between the ages of 8 and 18?
That makes you a Young Birder.
Would you like to improve your birding and leadership skills and have fun outdoors with other people your age who are also interested in birds?
Then join the San Antonio Young Birders Club and become a SAYBC Chickadee!
When we are permitted to gather in groups again, we'll meet once a month between September and June at a variety of great birding spots in and near San Antonio.
Membership in the SAYBC is free, and we have binoculars and bird guidebooks to loan.
If you are interested, please contact Flock Leaders Tom and Patsy Inglet: PresBAS@bexaraudubon.org. Read more on the group's Facebook page.
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is now open! Check the MLAC website for instructions on reserving a ticket for entry. Online presentations are also scheduled, so please see their calendar to register.