• Exploring Hot Spots: Hornsby Bend

    By Jeanette Larson, Travis Audubon Master Birder Number one on eBird’s list of 100 Hot Spots in Travis County is Hornsby Bend, with 349 species listed for this interesting place. The 1200-acre location in southeast Austin is home to Austin Water and the Biosolids Management Plant (wastewater treatment). Hornsby Bend is known for its biodiversity, attracting […]

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  • Birding Caddo Lake in East Texas, March 2020

    Reposted from Virginia Rose’s Birdability Blog Greetings March birders! Travis Audubon has its annual Birdathon each April. This year Terry Banks and Celeste Treadway and I decided to lead a Birdathon trip to Caddo Lake State Park in East Texas on the Louisiana border. (Note: Birdathon 2020 has been rescheduled for fall migration, and this […]

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  • Where to Go Birding in Austin

    Find out the best birding hotspots in the Austin area, and the birds you can expect to see there.  The Austin area – from Hill Country on its western side to former Blackland prairie on the east, along with its creeks, lakes, ponds, and the solid waste treatment plant – provides habitats for an amazing diversity […]

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  • FULL: McKinney Falls Field Trip

    8:00 AM – 10:00 AM McKinney Falls, one of Travis County’s top birding hotspots, is a beautiful, natural, and historic part of the hill country surprisingly close to the busy part of Austin. Come and bird this park with field trip leader Terry Banks for about two hours to see what wintering and resident birds […]

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  • Austin Wildlands Bird Hike

    Partnering with Travis Audubon, the City of Austin Wildlands Division offers a series of Friday morning birding hikes on Balcones Canyonlands Preserves and Water Quality Protection Lands. These hikes will be held on properties not usually accessible to the public. Each trip will be led by Jim O’Donnell, wildlife biologist with the COA BCP, and […]

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  • VECAL 2016 Auction Items

    Special Artist-designed Centerpieces Preview hand-carved centerpieces by Georgean Kyle that will be auctioned off during the luncheon. These one of a kind sculptures carved from juniper snags from Baker and Chaetura canyon sanctuaries can be yours! Donated by Paul and Georgean Kyle.     Bidding Now Live for Silent Auction Items! Whether you attend the […]

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  • Birdwatching Basics

    Birdwatching Basics Participate in Travis Audubon  There is no better way to jump into birdwatching than to take a class or go on a field trip with Travis Audubon. If you decide to bird on your own, pick a good birding spot– learn more about Travis County birding hotspots here. Recommended Field Guides  Kenn Kaufman’s […]

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  • Victor Emanuel Conservation Award 2012: Auction Items

      “BRENHAM BONANZA” Stay at Ant Street Inn and Brenham Birding Tour A two-night stay for 2 at the beautiful Ant Street Inn in Brenham, Texas.  (Half-way between Austin and Houston.)  Amenities include wireless high speed internet, cable television, private bathrooms, full breakfasts, and late check-in.  Waiting for you in your room will be a welcome […]

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