Sanctuaries

Baker Sanctuary

Baker Sanctuary is a 690 acre preserve for Golden-cheeked Warblers, an endangered species that only nests and breeds in Central Texas.  Baker is open to Travis Audubon members and their guests from dawn to dusk with the exception of the hunting season. Baker Sanctuary is located on Lime Creek Road in northern Travis County.

View an eBird list of birds spotted at Baker Sanctuary.

Chaetura Canyon

Chaetura Canyon is a small green island of protected natural habitat surrounded by rapidly developing Texas Hill Country in northwest Austin.  Though home to over 30 nesting bird species, this sanctuary is dedicated to the research and conservation of the Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica).

For information about the 2014 events at Chaetura Canyon, click here.

View a PDF listing the birds spotted at Chaetura Canyon. (Updated December 2013)

Blair Woods

Blair Woods is a 10-acre wooded tract in East Austin.  Gifted to Travis Audubon by former owner and noted UT professor Dr. Frank Blair, it functions as a ‘living lab’ for underserved children in the Austin area in addition to providing important native habitat to local wildlife.

Blair Woods is undergoing restoration.  Track our progress by clicking here.

Click here to view a list of birds spotted at Blair Woods.