Special Events

Through our education and conservation programs, Travis Audubon is raising awareness about the mounting threat that urban development presents to our local and migratory birds and their habitats. We have found that inspiring people to celebrate birds and wildlife naturally leads them to participate in habitat protection efforts. A constituency built around the need for conservation will ensure a balanced regional eco-system and a healthy environment for future generations.

Ruffled Feathers Book Club

Did you know that Travis Audubon has a book club? Come join our lively discussions at the Ruffled Feathers book club! We meet every other month to discuss a book pertaining to birds or other wildlife. Meeting spots rotate around the greater Austin area.

Moonlit Migrations

Moonlit Migrations is a nighttime event held at Baker Sanctuary to celebrate spring migration and to bring awareness to the Lights Out and Dark Skies initiatives.

Request a Birding Adventure

Do you have a birthday coming up, or birding pals coming to town, or any other special occasion on the calendar? Why not let one of Travis Audubon’s knowledgeable guides take you and your group on a bird walk?

Birdathon: April 1 – May 12, 2024

Birdathon is one of Travis Audubon’s most engaging and entertaining ways to protect Central Texas native birds.

Birding Brawl 2024

Two teams of skilled birders will compete in a big day of birding on April 6th. Who do you think will see the most species? Throw your support behind a team by donating to their fundraising page! Winner will be announced April 8th.

Summer Lunch Series

During July and August, listen to speakers knowledgeable about birds, birding, and conservation. We will have a different speaker each Thursday at noon. All presentations will occur through Zoom Web Conferencing and registration is required for each meeting (and a suggested donation of $10 is encouraged). Registrants will receive meeting credentials prior to talk. Watch past presentations on our YouTube channel.

Purple Martin Parties

Watch a hurricane of birds as hundreds of thousands of Purple Martins “swirl” into their roosting site each evening. It’s better than the bats! Click here to learn about our Purple Martin Parties.

Victor Emanuel Conservation Award Luncheon

Travis Audubon’s Conservation Award is named for Victor Emanuel, who has been a pioneer in ecotourism and conservation. Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, based in Austin, is the largest company in the world specializing in birding tours.

Speaker Series

Our monthly speaker series feature guest speakers and are great for meeting members. These meetings are free to the public and held on the third Thursday of each month, except for June, July, August, and December. Visit the website calendar to learn more about the individual speakers and events. Visit our YouTube channel for recordings of past speakers.

Travel Opportunities

Looking for more than just a morning of birding? Whether you want to explore more of Texas, travel to another state, or embark an international birding getaway, there are opportunities for you!

For Kids & Families

Share the wonders of nature with your family through opportunities such as our Family Nature Days and our Young Birders Club.

Let’s Go Birding Together

Let’s Go Birding Together intentionally welcomes the LGBTQ+ community to come learn about birds and birding. Everyone deserves to spend time in nature without fear about their safety or wondering if they will be welcome into a group.

Master Birder Program

Travis Audubon’s Master Birder Program is offered annually— check back here for application updates. Applications open in the summer. Increase your knowledge of birds and your understanding of birds and their habitats, while also developing the skills and opportunities for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for birds with others.

Bird Counts & Surveys

Bird surveys and counts help with scientific advancement by alerting communities to climate and environmental changes. Large, rapid declines in bird populations point to environmental problems that need immediate attention.

Avian Ink Contest

Travis Audubon’s Avian Ink Contest is a celebration of bird-inspired art!

For other events and programs, see the Calendar


Please note that by attending any of our events, you agree to our Event Policies and Liability Waiver.