Celebrate Urban Birds 2018

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 the Celebrate Urban Birds events planned this year and check back for updates!


February 28, 9am-12pm: Camacho Activity Center

Location: Camacho Activity Center, 35 Robert Martinez Dr. St., Austin 78702 
Contact: 512-978-2420
A guided paddling trip to ID birds of Lady Bird Lake! To reserve a spot, contact Ryan.Eaker@austintexas.gov


March 3, 1pm-4pm: Elisabet Ney Museum

Location: Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E 44th St., Austin 78751
Contact: 512-974-1625
Family friendly, hands-on art focused bird activities, bird ID walk, and Great Migration Challenge.


March 10, 10am-2pm: Zilker Botanical Gardens

Location: Zilker Botanical Gardens, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., Austin 78746
Contact: 512-477-8672
Bird walks, habitat hunts, meet a live bird, story time, and plant sale.


March 14, 12:30pm-2:30pm: Dove Springs Recreation Center

Location: Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Dr., Austin 78744
Contact: 512-974-3840
Birds of Prey flight show, activity booths, and creek woodland bird hike.


March 18, 7:30am-10:30am: Birding at Decker Preserve with the Rangers

Location: Decker Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, 8500 Decker Ln., Austin 78724
Hike diverse Blackland Prairie habitat! To reserve a spot, contact Owen.moorhead@austintexas.gov Limited spots available.


March 29, 7:30am-9:30am: Wintering Birds of the Wildflower Center

Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin 78739
Contact: 512-232-0100
Wintering birds ID walk.


March 31, 9am-12pm: Austin Nature & Science Center

Location: Austin Nature & Science Center, 2389 Stratford Dr., Austin 78746
Contact: 512-974-3888
Bird hikes, bird diversity, meet the birds, and dissect an owl pellet.