In association with:

WHERE: Austin Nature and Science Center (and other Parks and Recreation locations) 301 Nature Center Drive

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2012 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

WHO: Presented by Austin Parks and Recreation Department with Travis Audubon Society and Capital Area Master Naturalists

WHAT: Come learn all about the amazing birds you see right around you every day and why we want to celebrate their presence in our city! Activities for the entire family including beginner bird walk starting at 10:15 am, live bird demonstrations, citizen science bird counts, kids bird drawing, hands-on crafts and activities, bird scavenger hunt and more. Most are FREE EVENTS

For more information call 512-974-3888, visit Keep Austin Wild, or send an e-mail.

Scheduled Activities

10:15 am and 11:15 am Beginner Bird Walk & Tour (Meet at Nature Center Entrance)
10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30pm Live Bird Comparison Demonstration
11:00 am-1:00 pm Live Bird of Prey Demonstration
12:00-2:00 pm Kids Bird Drawing Activity

Ongoing Activities

  •  Making a Bird Feast
  • Great Migration Challenge
  • 10 minute Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Count
  • Urban Bird Scavenger Hunt Activity – Win Rewards!
  • Eat Like a Bird Activity

Off-site Activities

Dougherty Arts Center – Common Backyard Birds presentation by Barry Lyon, international birder, 2:30 pm
Camacho Recreation Center – Bird viewing and Noon Paddle on Lady Bird Lake, 12:00 pm
Umlauf Sculpture Garden – Bird sculptures and nest building, 1:00 pm (also on February 11, 12, and 19)

And much more!

February 25th

Splash Exhibit at the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center (Barton Springs Pool) – Pigeon Watch
Zilker Botanical Garden – “Gardening for Backyard Birds” presentation by Jane Tillman, Habitat Steward, 2 pm
O.Henry Museum – “Writing is for the Birds”

March 3rd

Elisabet Ney Museum – “Birds of Prey” activities and presentation 10am -12 pm
March 26-29th
Dougherty Arts Center – Exhibit of Urban Bird Drawings submitted by March 2nd, ages 3 to 12