Special Events

Through our education and conservation programs, Travis Audubon is raising awareness about the mounting threat that urban development presents to our local and migratory birds and their habitats. We have found that inspiring people to celebrate birds and wildlife naturally leads them to participate in habitat protection efforts. A constituency built around the need for conservation will ensure a balanced regional eco-system and a healthy environment for future generations.

Join us for Birdathon April 1 — May 14

Birdathon is one of Travis Audubon’s most engaging and entertaining ways to protect Central Texas native birds. Like a walkathon, Birdathon participants collect pledges for finding and counting bird species.

Monthly Programs

Our monthly programs feature guest speakers and are great for meeting members. These meetings are free to the public and held on the third Thursday of each month, except for June, July, August, and December. Visit the website calendar to learn more about the individual speakers and events.

Travel Opportunities

Looking for more than just a morning of birding? Whether you want to explore more of Texas, travel to another state, or embark an international birding getaway, there are opportunities for you!

For Kids & Families

Kids connect to nature at our Youth Birding Camp, Youth Nature Camp and our Young Birders Club.

Victor Emanuel Conservation Award Luncheon

Travis Audubon’s Conservation Award is named for Victor Emanuel, who has been a pioneer in ecotourism and conservation. Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, based in Austin, is the largest company in the world specializing in birding tours.

Master Birder Program

Travis Audubon invites applications for the inaugural class of its new Master Birder Program starting this September. Increase your knowledge of birds and your understanding of birds and their habitats, while also developing the skills and opportunities for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for birds with others.

Purple Martin Parties

Watch a hurricane of birds as hundreds of thousands of Purple Martins “swirl” into their roosting site at the Capital Plaza Shopping Center each evening. It’s better than the bats!

Bird Counts & Surveys

Bird surveys and counts help with scientific advancement by alerting communities to climate and environmental changes. Large, rapid declines in bird populations point to environmental problems that need immediate attention.

Avian Ink Contest

Travis Audubon’s first bird inspired tattoo contest!

For other events and programs, see the Calendar


Please note that by attending any of our events, you agree to our Event Policies and Liability Waiver.