May 13, 2017 at 9am-1pm
Baker Sanctuary, 12308 Lime Creek Rd., Leander TX 78641
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR ONE DAY! Come enjoy this rare glimpse of our beautiful wildlife sanctuary at this fun event for the whole family! Join guided tours featuring Golden Cheeked Warblers, native plants, butterflies and insects. Kids can take part in a variety of activities such as nest box building, bird identification, bird bean bag toss, and making a pine cone bird feeder. Picnicking welcome! Trail snacks, water and gatorade will be available. Please bring your own water bottle that can be refilled on site.
Every first Saturday of the month. Families welcome! Free and open to the general public.
The Young Birders Club is a series of field trips for birders led by award-winning Travis Audubon Youth member Sebastian Casarez. Trips are held the first Sunday of each month.
Celebrate Urban Birds is a project started by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to engage diverse urban audiences with citizen science and local birds. Travis Audubon partners with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Capital Area Master Naturalists, libraries, and other local groups to educate the community about birds through nature walks, crafts, and more. Check out our website calendar for upcoming events.
Hiking Club, in association with Leander ISD
Travis Audubon and Whitestone Elementary teamed up to present the Hiking Club — an after school program for elementary school students interested in learning more about nature, wildlife, and environmental conservation. The Hiking Club provides a rare chance for students from traditionally underserved populations, especially English-language learners and low-income families, to explore Travis Audubon’s Baker Sanctuary through a series of guided hikes.
Youth Nature Camp
Travis Audubon Society strives to connect youth with the natural world through focused study in an outdoor setting. By giving kids the tools to interpret and enjoy native landscapes as well as its inhabitants, the Youth Nature Camp motivates young people to forge an enduring connection with the outdoors and its inhabitants. Youth Nature Camp is held in the spring for 4th and 5th grade students in the Leander and Cedar Park community interested in a day of fun and learning at our beautiful Baker Sanctuary, which is normally closed to the public.
The program teaches children about bird migration just as our native warblers and other migratory species are flying in for the spring nesting season. Participants learn all about birds and their habitats, practice using binoculars in the field during a guided hike of Baker, and play a fun and informative bird migration game. With luck, students will get a rare chance to see some endangered birds during the day, including Travis Audubon’s flagship bird, the Golden-cheeked Warbler, which only nests in Central Texas.
Please note that by attending any of our events, you agree to our Event Policies and Liability Waiver.