We are going to be doing some early morning birding to raise money for Travis Audubon. Enjoy coffee and a light breakfast on Celeste Treadway’s front porch, and revel in the morning bird songs of the Texas Hill Country. Her 13-acre slice of heaven is bordered by the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve and Travis Audubon’s Baker Sanctuary, and is home to numerous species including Golden-cheeked Warblers. Come early to hear the first sounds of the day, including Great Horned Owls and Chuck Will’s Widow. Registration fee is $50, and all funds raised will be matched by Celeste’s veterinary hospital, Lakeline Animal Care.Beginners are welcome! We are amateurs, but Travis Audubon Field Trip Leaders George Kerr and Terry Banks will join us to help identify the bird sounds. Participants can choose to sit comfortably on the front porch, or hike along several trails in the woods or along the creek to enjoy more solitude and see/hear different species than those close to the house. We will look and listen for year-round residents as well as migrants. Golden-cheeked Warblers singing on territory are likely. Prior year Bird-a-thons have identified more than 30 species in a single morning, and more than 60 species are known to inhabit or pass through the area during the spring. Coffee will be ready by 6:00 am so arrive any time after that; sunrise should be around 6:45 am. We will probably go until at least 10, but people can stay longer if they are having fun and still enjoying the birds. Address is 15915 Fisher Hollow Trail, Leander.
This trip supports Travis Audubon’s Birdathon fundraiser! There is a $50 minimum donation to participate. If you cannot attend the birding but would like to make a donation, please sign up for a non-attending ticket and check the “add donation” button. If you have any questions, contact Carol Ray, firstname.lastname@example.org