• Birding Brawl 2023 Results

    Thank you to everyone who supported our 2023 Birding Brawl. You helped us raise over $7,500 that will go towards this year’s Birdathon total! Get the full scoop on their Big Day of birding on April 1st from the competitors: The Surf Scoters, Janet Davis and Jeff Osborne – 1st Place (140 species) We strategized […]

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  • Birding Brawl 2022 Results

    Thank you to everyone who supported our 2022 Birding Brawl. You helped us raise over $5,600 that will go towards this year’s Birdathon total! Get the full scoop on their day of birding on April 3rd from the competitors: Caleb Helsel and River Ahlquist – 1st Place (135 species) For the Birding Brawl, our strategy […]

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  • 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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  • Spring Nature Day at Blair Woods

    Join us on Sunday, March 26 at Blair Woods to celebrate nature and the arrival of springtime! We will have lots of fun activities and exhibits, as well as beautiful, newly renovated trails to explore throughout the preserve. This event is free to attend and open to the public!   — Event Activities — To […]

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  • Soaring at 70: Reflections by Jane Tillman

    Look out! A Water Moccasin in Robertson County, 2016 by Jane Tillman   In this monthly feature, our members and friends have been invited to reflect on and celebrate Travis Audubon’s 70 years.   I have been involved with Travis Audubon for years. I think the first meeting I attended was at Camp Mabry back […]

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  • May Bird Forecast

    What to watch for in May:  Songbirds Sporting Yellow Nature is not shy when it comes to painting some birds yellow. Take the Yellow Warbler. The adult birds are satisfyingly yellow. The males have red streaks on the underparts, which are fainter on the females. These plump warblers have a lovely song, “sweet, sweet, sweet, […]

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  • Soaring at 70: Reflections by Chuck Sexton

    In this monthly feature, our members and friends have been invited to reflect on and celebrate Travis Audubon’s 70 years.   It feels a little weird to say it, but I’m proud that my Travis Audubon membership dates to the last century—heck, it dates to the last millennium! I had been an active member of […]

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  • Tales of a Texas Transplant, Episode 1

    By John Bloomfield I need to plant my feet on the ground to know my place in this world. I came to Texas early this year by way of the South Carolina Lowcountry by way of central New Jersey, where I was born. I have watched birds with intensity in each of these states, and […]

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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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  • 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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