Welcome to the Young Birders Club!

The Travis Audubon Young Birders Club is a fun group of young nature enthusiasts in the Greater Austin area who gather each month to learn about birds!

If your child is interested in learning more about birds and bird conservation, we would like them to join us!  We recommend ages 10 and older who can demonstrate appropriate birding etiquette. It is important for Young Birders to have the ability to walk quietly and be respectful on the trails without running or disturbing other members.

A parent or guardian must accompany their child(ren) at all Travis Audubon Young Birders Club events. Please note that by attending any of our events, you agree to our Event Policies and Liability Waiver.

The Young Birders Club meets 1-2 times a month and has bird walks led by an experienced birder/guide, as well as seasonal community service projects that will be announced in advance. Young Birders also participate in birding competitions, including Travis Audubon’s “Roadrunner Racers” Birdathon Team.

Sign up and registration is required for attending TAS YBC events.

Travis Audubon Young Birders Club membership fees are as follows:
– Travis Audubon Youth Member $10 Annual Fee (18 years old and younger)
– Travis Audubon Family Membership Annual Fee $50 (up to 4 members in household)

Please contact Kat Ross, Travis Audubon Young Birder’s Club Coordinator, at kathrine_ross@hotmail.com if you have any questions or need more information! For general membership questions, please contact Travis Audubon at 512-300-BIRD (2473) or membership@travisaudubon.org.

Thank You & Happy Birding!

January 2017

New Year’s Bird Walk with Sebastian Casarez
Sunday, January 1, 2017 @ 8:00am-9:30am
Meadow Lake Park, 2901 Settlement Drive, Round Rock, Tx 78665

Young Birders Club Information Meeting
Sunday, January 22, 2017 @ 2:00pm-3:00pm
Mueller Lake Park

February 2017

1st Sunday Bird Walk: Backyard Birds
Sunday, February 5, 2017 @ 8:00am-9:30am
Lake Creek Trail Park

Community Service Project with TreeFolks
Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 9:00am-12:00pm
Heritage Oaks Park, 2100 Parker Ln, Austin, TX 78741

March 2017

Exploring Blair Woods
Sunday, March 12, 2017 @ 8:30am – 10:00am
Blair Woods Sanctuary, 5401 E. MLK Jr. Blvd, Austin, TX 78721

April 2017

April Guest Speaker: Golden-cheeked Warblers with Cindy Sperry
Sunday, April 2, 2017 @ 8:00am-9:30am
Baker Sanctuary

May 2017

Birding Camp Mabry
Sunday, May 7, 2017 @ 8:00am – 10:00am
Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703

May Guest Speaker: Purple Martins with Denise Dailey
Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 10:00am-11:00am
Brentwood Park, 6710 Arroyo Seco, Austin 78757

June 2017

Brushy Creek Lake Park and Silverado Springs Park, Cedar Park
Sunday, June 11, 2017 @ 7:45am – 9:45am

July 2017

Young Birders and their families are invited to attend the Travis Audubon Purple Martin Parties on weekend evenings in July! See our Purple Martin Parties page for more details.

August 2017

1st Sunday Bird Walk: Herons & Egrets
Sunday, August 6, 2017 @ 8:00am-9:30am
Devine Lake Park

August Guest Speaker: Chimney Swifts with Shelia Hargis
Sunday, August 27, 2017 @ 7:00pm-8:15pm
Location TBA