Travis Audubon’s Education Committee is dedicated to providing high-quality educational opportunities geared toward environmental conservation, bird identification, and bird-friendly habitat awareness for all ages. We focus on topics related to birds but also offer other nature topics as appropriate, and suggestions for new courses are welcomed. Our classes are led by expert instructors with significant, relevant experience to the topics.  We charge tuition (with a discount for Travis Audubon members) to help cover our expenses in offering the classes.  Many of the classes fill up early, so if you are interested, register on-line and pay the fee as soon as possible. If the class is full there is an option to be put on the waiting list, but the waiting list is only for the current year. Please note that by attending any of these classes, you agree to our Travis Audubon Event policies and Liability Waiver.

Experience Levels

Beginner classes are for people who need guidance on how to get started birding and need to
learn the basics of bird identification and behavior. Our current Beginner level offerings include:

  • Introduction to Birds and Birding
  • Beginning Backyard Birding
  • Purple Martins

Intermediate classes are for birders who have taken a beginning birder class and/or have been regularly birding. Our current Intermediate level offerings include:

  • Sparrows
  • Waterfowl
  • Birdsong
  • Spring Warblers
  • Flycatchers
  • Shorebirds
  • Raptors
  • Birding by Ear
  • eBird Workshop
  • Introduction to Bird Behavior
  • Hummingbirds

Advanced classes are for birders who are confident with local bird identification, including
passage migrants, and have been birding regularly for years. Our current Advanced level offerings include:

  • Empids
  • Be a Better Birder
  • Gulls

Class Policy

Payment for a class, workshop, or other fee-based event is due at the time of registration. If payment is not received within a week of registration, the registrant may be dropped from the roster. To withdraw from a class, workshop, or other fee-based event, please contact the Travis Audubon office: 512-300-BIRD (2473) or

If a registrant withdraws from a class, workshop, or other fee-based event at least seven (7) days before the first session, Travis Audubon will offer a full refund less a $5.00 administrative fee that helps defray our costs. If the registrant withdraws less than seven (7) days before the first session, no refund will be made. If Travis Audubon cancels the class, workshop, or other fee-based event, we will fully refund the tuition.


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