Inspiring conservation through birding. We promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of native birds and their habitats in central Texas.
Educate & Celebrate! Join @TravisAudubon tomorrow from 7:30-11am for a Birdwatching Fieldtrip at our Center for Environmental Research at Hornsby Bend. All levels of birders are welcome on this free, easy morning walking & learning tour. bit.ly/2pm8Sqx https://t.co/Kqi1GSql3h
November's Bird Forecast includes cormorants and geese: ow.ly/P8G650xbm8Q
RT @audubonsociety: Birds are often critically injured after colliding with glass—and up to 1 billion birds in the US die each year from co…
Love nature-inspired art? See beautiful pieces like this from Margie Crisp, as well as Billy Hassell, William B. Montgomery, and David Everett at the Lone Star Wild Happy Hour at Davis Gallery & Framing on November 19th! Learn more and register today at bit.ly/LoneStarArt https://t.co/tXIelXRZ6s
This week's rare bird sightings include Violet-green Swallow, Ross's Geese, and more. See the full list: ow.ly/YaGh50x69jc https://t.co/g1a2ryB8zj
Last weekend's VIP field trip was a blast! Learn more (including how to secure an invite for future VIP trips): ow.ly/tMLM50x65Ry
The Master Birder 2020 Application is open now! Join over 60 birders who have resolved to strengthen their knowledge of birds and birding and share that knowledge with others. Learn more and apply today: ow.ly/QRwd50x5TZc https://t.co/Kq8JFlrAky
Anyone who has birded at Hornsby Bend understands why it is one of the top birding hotspots in Travis County. Read on to learn why Master Birder Jane Tillman loves birding there: ow.ly/xHSm50x50Ny
Sparrow Class just added to the calendar! Register today: ow.ly/gVGc50x44lB https://t.co/5KGYnGVafU
Love nature-inspired art? See beautiful pieces like this from Billy Hassell, as well as Margie Crisp, William B. Montgomery, and David Everett at the Lone Star Wild Happy Hour at Davis Gallery on November 19th! Learn more and register today at bit.ly/LoneStarArt https://t.co/oqQnpKTdon
Today is the day! Get to the polls and vote YES on Prop. 5! With the rapid growth of Texas, we must protect Texas' last remaining natural areas today so that they won't be lost forever to development. #SupportTexasParks #Prop5onNov5 https://t.co/ZzMSu7lL4d
The 2020 Master Birder Application is open now through December 6! Apply today: ow.ly/OYOa50wZlpY https://t.co/TpRUUbW5vU
This week's rare birds include a Palm Warbler, Hooded Warbler, and more: ow.ly/lyIK50wYyjm
The 2020 Master Birder Program application opens Friday! Our program is a great opportunity to increase your knowledge of birds and their habitats while developing volunteer skills to share your knowledge and enthusiasm for birds with others. Learn more: ow.ly/tcAI50wQKjX https://t.co/ZClae4Vv6j
A new climate report from Audubon shows that 389 bird species are vulnerable to extinction because of climate change. The good news is that if we take action now, we can improve the chances for 76% of those species. #BirdsTellUs climate.audubon.org https://t.co/fnC4l4fj6P
Rare birds this week include a Scarlet Tanager and an American Golden-Plover: travisaudubon.org/uncategorized/…
Be sure to vote YES on Prop. 5 Nov. 5! Learn how it will benefit state parks here: ow.ly/fDnN50wQwBO #Prop5onNov5 https://t.co/MEh8wlbWZg
Our 2019 Annual Report is live! Take a look at what we've accomplished for birds and their habitats: ow.ly/uiOn50wOWgw https://t.co/PotJ0uj0hn
The syllabus for the 2020 Master Birder Program is up on our website now! Take a look at the schedule, application process, and FAQs to see if the program is right for you (and if it is, the application opens November 1!): ow.ly/5El550wOACf https://t.co/M9fxFPSIhF
Rare birds this week include a White-winged Scoter, an Egyptian Goose, and more: ow.ly/Blg450wM0VT Pictured: White-winged Scoter https://t.co/mE6w8sBErC
Thank you to everyone who attended our Tenth Annual Victor Emanuel Conservation Award Luncheon Honoring Chris Harte! With your help, we raised a record-breaking total: over $118,000! https://t.co/XPUaoA6twe
Our Tenth Anniversary Victor Emanuel Conservation Award Luncheon will be our most successful yet because of the generosity of our Sponsors. Thank you! https://t.co/wUwuxSsQEd
Thanks for your work, TBG Partners! ow.ly/VoaL50wI0k1
BREAKING: Audubon's new climate report showsthat 389 bird species are vulnerable to extinction because of climate change. But there's still hope—if we #ActOnClimate today, we can improve the chances for a majority of these species. ow.ly/sH3o30pEXcc #BirdsTellUs https://t.co/hdtGw7mq46
This week's rare birds include Least Grebes, a Bald Eagle, and more: ow.ly/3o0i50wFNOj https://t.co/xS0afLR43x
We're voting YES on Prop 5 on November 5th! Learn why: ow.ly/7igf50wEG8f https://t.co/lGPgHVnK5c
October's bird forecast includes migratory wrens: travisaudubon.org/uncategorized/…
Are you attending this year's Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival? Our very own Virginia Rose will be leading mobility-challenged walks! ow.ly/NUU250wzCpR https://t.co/8BRysA7FzX
Have you purchased Lightroom but haven’t used it? Take our Nov. 2nd Intro to Lightroom Course taught by Theresa Bayoud, who will introduce you to Lightroom with an emphasis on using it for bird photography. Learn more: ow.ly/Y8Iy50wyrQ9 https://t.co/N1Z4OIiYnM
Last week's rare birds include Cinnamon Teal in Travis County, Least Grebes in Hays County, and more: ow.ly/fVc450wwYdW https://t.co/Z100NJodiI
We are thankful for young conservationists like Kieran and Charlotte who in inspire appreciation for local wildlife in their community! ow.ly/T6RW50wwXzu
Test your (trivial) bird knowledge at our Bird Trivia Night at Oskar Blues tomorrow evening! Register your team here (or register at the door for $5 extra): ow.ly/J30050wtPi7 https://t.co/ru7Nq4XOFD
Volunteers are the backbone of Travis Audubon. If you've ever considered volunteering with us but haven't taken the plunge, now is a great time to get started! Fill out our easy application to start getting volunteer opportunities in your inbox: travisaudubon.org/newvolunteer https://t.co/dD0S8qU1hH
This year's Mediterranean Feast raised $2400 for the maintenance and care of Chaetura Canyon! Learn more: ow.ly/VnVt50woLqG
Master Birder 2020 is in the works! More information on the 2020 schedule is coming soon– stay tuned! https://t.co/EH14gWXOMh
Last week's rare birds include Zone-tailed Hawk spottings in Guadalupe and Travis Counties, Common Gallinules in Caldwell County, and more: ow.ly/wl0v50wmM2k https://t.co/LWkkH4aga6
Recently, two volunteers presented to a garden club about the often difficult-to-identify LBJs (little brown jobs) that can be found in Central Texas backyards: ow.ly/uSRV50wgHe2
Our one-day Intro to Nature Photography course is a great way to get acquainted with your camera and learn techniques for taking better wildlife photographs. This course is taught by Theresa Bayoud and will take place on October 5th. Register today: ow.ly/S7jP50wdRho https://t.co/EMPYdxxiPq
Participate in the Victor Emanuel Conservation Award Luncheon Silent Auction! Online bidding will be open from Friday, September 27 until Friday, October 11 at 5pm. Bidding will resume in-person at the luncheon until noon on October 12. ow.ly/704a50w8Ivj
Check out the rare birds seen around Travis (and surrounding counties this week: ow.ly/Pwly50w8Av0
RT @shoalcc: This Saturday we’re birding with @TravisAudubon. Better pack your binoculars, y’all! Maybe you’ll see a yellow-crowned night h…
If you're interested in strengthening your knowledge of local butterflies, our Fall Butterfly ID class is a must! You'll receive a general introduction on butterflies and then delve into identifying local lepidopterans. Learn more and register today: ow.ly/oEks50w3fUd
Thanks to everyone who attended the Mediterranean Feast on Saturday! Here's an excellent blog post detailing one guest's first time at Chaetura Canyon: ow.ly/D8wo50w3flZ
There are still spots open in this fall's Butterfly ID, Intro to Nature Photography, and Intro to Lightroom courses! Learn more: ow.ly/AOip50vZRsG https://t.co/gTeW25WvcT
This week's Rare Bird Alert is up on the blog now! travisaudubon.org/uncategorized/…
Fall migration is here! Learn more about what to expect in Austin and a tool you can use to track migrating birds: travisaudubon.org/uncategorized/…
Today our office is closed in observance of Labor Day. Have a safe and fun holiday! https://t.co/CehjnmB6Sn
Our Rare Bird Alerts are up and running on the Signal Smoke Blog once again! A special thanks to Justin Bosler and Vincent O'Brien for bringing these important updates back to life. See this week's update: ow.ly/OoW950vPkYm https://t.co/bSf4cRZd97
Tickets for the 10th Annual Victor Emanuel Conservation Award Luncheon Honoring Chris Harte are on sale now! There are a limited number of tickets this year, so don't wait! Learn more about this special event and secure your spot today: ow.ly/2pQl50vPiYQ https://t.co/omH71DEFmz
Our Intro to Lightroom class taught by Theresa Bayoud will introduce you to Lightroom with an emphasis on using it for bird photography. Techniques learned can also be used for other types of photography. Learn more and register today: ow.ly/tvYt50vMLGq https://t.co/ZJtr6P4t2u
Have a good camera but need a lesson on how to use it to its greatest potential? On October 5, take our intro to nature photography class! Learn more and register today: ow.ly/7ULv50vEHZH https://t.co/Eg5PDkklej
We stand with the Texas Coalition of State Parks in support of Prop 5. Find out more at supporttexasparks.org https://t.co/dVdxRX3U5l
Today's the day! Place an order from ANY i Fratelli location and mention Travis Audubon Society. When you do, we'll receive 15% of the purchase total. Find your nearest i Fratelli: ow.ly/xj4J50vxqiN https://t.co/7yzkCPKwkW
Tomorrow place an order from ANY i Fratelli location and mention Travis Audubon Society. When you do, we'll receive 15% of the purchase total. Have a pizza party for the family, the office, for yourself! Find your nearest i Fratelli: ow.ly/xj4J50vxqiN https://t.co/au409sNUvD
On August 19th, place an order from ANY i Fratelli location and mention Travis Audubon Society. When you do, we'll receive 15% of the purchase total. Find your nearest i Fratelli: ow.ly/xj4J50vxqiN https://t.co/qx0fdgVzHX
Have you participated in a Swift Night Out? Pictured are some of our members who met at the Brentwood Elementary Chimney Swift Tower on August 11th to count the swifts as they entered the chimney for the evening. Learn more about Swift Night Out: ow.ly/xTXq50vywyM https://t.co/InBGAGlVEK
On August 19th, place an order from ANY i Fratelli Pizza location and mention Travis Audubon Society. When you do, we'll receive 15% of the purchase total. Find your nearest i Fratelli: ow.ly/e6ZD50vxqoe #pizza #grackle #doughnation #ifratelli https://t.co/hE37TP47ff
On August 19th, place an order from ANY @ifratelli_pizza Pizza location and mention Travis Audubon Society. When you do, we'll receive 15% of the purchase total. Find your nearest i Fratelli: ow.ly/e6ZD50vxqoe #pizza #grackle #doughnation #ifratelli https://t.co/xHbhp84UDF
Just posted to our calendar today: Fall Butterfly Identification with Val Bugh! Learn more and register today: ow.ly/QngK50vwJ7y https://t.co/aSrR63kw60
August's Bird Forecast includes shorebirds galore: travisaudubon.org/uncategorized/…
RT @Mission_Capital: Thanks to @NeuropathyTX, @westatxchamber, House of Friends, @TravisAudubon, @MaryLeeRehabCtr & @3DayStartup for being…
Have you been to Lake Somerville State Park? Bird this lakeside park during the fall shorebird migration on August 17-- learn more and register today: ow.ly/Zn7G50vs9a3 Pictured: Wood Stork https://t.co/L5CsYfXV7W
Looking for a hobby that can be done indoors during the summer but will still further your bird knowledge? Try knitting some birds. Learn how it can help you better identify the birds around you: travisaudubon.org/uncategorized/…
Don't use iNaturalist but want to help with our Bird-Building Collision Project? Submit your sighting here: forms.gle/NVAQ7H4gd516Mv…
Our popular Bird Nerd shirts are available on our website with FREE shipping until Sunday! We'll throw in a free Purple Martin sticker, too. Get yours today: ow.ly/nf9T50vlNbw https://t.co/tX6CtOxyIP
Have you ever been on a bird walk with Travis Audubon? If not, we invite you to join us! Read one of our board member's account of becoming involved with Travis Audubon: travisaudubon.org/uncategorized/…
Learn more about our Bird-Building Collision Project that collects valuable data to help us understand how to prevent bird strikes in Austin: ow.ly/OXCu50vkaIa
Birds like a good pool party, too! Check out these turkeys enjoying a dip in Baker Springs. How many can you spot? #atxbirds #texasbirds https://t.co/hpKTPpN2xF
Forgot to pick up one of these super soft shirts at a Purple Martin Party? This week, we are doing free shipping on our Bird Nerd shirts. We will throw in a Purple Martin Sticker, too! ow.ly/NtvE50vhfZw https://t.co/EhbrrvocsA
Thank you to the 1,200+ folks who joined us for our 2019 Purple Martin Parties! It is a joy to share our passion for birds with you all. https://t.co/jiiGqpVmg7
Check out our own Virginia Rose sharing the JOY of Birdability with fellow Auduboners at the National Conference in Milwaukee. What an inspiring session about Audubon for EVERYONE! #birdability #audubonconvention https://t.co/koGpiehqnI
RT @AustinWater: #DYK our Biosolids Management Plant at Hornsby Bend doubles as a Bird Observatory of over 350 species?! 2019 marks the 15t…
"If you haven’t yet been out to see the purple martins roosting in Round Rock this month, it’s not exaggerating to say you’re missing out on one of the biggest biological wonders in the world." Join us this weekend for the last PUMA Parties of the year! ow.ly/Ods350vbCqg
Start your week feeling inspired by reading this wonderful piece on Florence Merriam Bailey, a pioneer of modern bird-watching: nytimes.com/2019/07/17/obi…
Have you gone to to Round Rock to see the Purple Martins yet? We will be there tonight and tomorrow enjoying the show. Learn more about our Purple Martin Parties at travisaudubon.org/purple-martin-…
Looking to improve your ability to recognize bird vocalizations? Secure your spot in Mikael Behrens' Birding by Ear workshop coming up in August: ow.ly/b5Ei50v3go5 https://t.co/UJmdPJGpaJ
You should make The Feather Thief the next book on your reading list. Here's why: travisaudubon.org/uncategorized/…
RT @TXEnvEd: Fun time at a @TravisAudubon Purple Martin party. Texas is one of the major flyways at the end of breeding season and enormous…
Today's the day! Join us for our first Purple Martin Party of the season tonight at 7:45 PM near the Sam's Club in Round Rock. Learn more (including the other dates you can join us) at travisaudubon.org/purple-martin-… https://t.co/nqeA4KjBwk
Purple Martin Parties start tomorrow! Free and open to the public, these parties are a time for nature enthusiasts to congregate and watch an acrobatic swirl of tens (sometimes hundreds) of thousands of birds. Check out our website for more info: ow.ly/DypY50uYKWE https://t.co/zGXM3gEHBC
Please join us in welcoming our newest team member, Kelsey McKenna! travisaudubon.org/uncategorized/…
Part II of the spectacular VENT trip to the midwest: ow.ly/AOOq50uWNIY
Other than the Purple Martins (our first party is this Friday!), these are some birds you can expect to see in July: ow.ly/IpHo50uVZMs https://t.co/yWaolnMeDK
Next Monday (July 15) is the deadline to submit an application for our part-time education internship! Learn more here: ow.ly/gin150uVTYO https://t.co/5wiPoBItxN
Our office will be closed on July 4th and 5th in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and fun holiday, everyone! https://t.co/6OIiM85fvK
Next time you're at Commons Ford, check out the new bird blind at the prairie! It was recently dedicated to Rusty Osborne, a lover of nature and frequent visitor to the park before his passing in June of 2016. Learn more: ow.ly/i9cP50uRLW5 https://t.co/2BgcKlV6jA
Interested in improving your raptor ID skills? Register for the fall session of our Raptor Identification Class: travisaudubon.org/?event=raptor-… https://t.co/PEzhUfX2Ge
RT @mrwalkerlasa: Wed at 7PM CST, I'll be live from the Arctic with Rose Cory on her work investigating thawing permafrost. Would love to h…
Travis Audubon is seeking a part-time Education Intern for Fall 2019! Learn more here: ow.ly/bx8D50uJcMM
Learn why we oppose the current route for Kinder Morgan's Permian Basin Highway Pipeline, and sign the petition to keep Golden-cheeked Warbler habitat intact and our aquifer clean and safe: travisaudubon.org/uncategorized/…
Have you been on a trip with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours? Here's one Master Birder's story of the excellent adventure he had on one of their trips to the midwest: travisaudubon.org/uncategorized/…
Paul and Georgean Kyle, thank you for all that you do at Chaetura Canyon! travisaudubon.org/uncategorized/…
One of the benefits of being a higher-level Travis Audubon member is an invitation to our VIP field trips. Learn more about the recent trip to a beautiful property in Johnson City: ow.ly/pX6z50uCqLh
This weekend, over a hundred folks gathered to learn more about a Purple Martin Colony in South Austin managed by a group of passionate neighbors: travisaudubon.org/uncategorized/…
Thanks to everyone who celebrated the first ever World Swift Day at Chaetura Canyon! travisaudubon.org/uncategorized/…
Travis Audubon is seeking a part-time Education Intern for Fall 2019! Learn more here: travisaudubon.org/newvolunteer https://t.co/hv7GyPY7Bz
Bird Therapy by Joe Harkness asserts that "being part of nature in some meaningful way is an essential element in an emotionally healthy life." Read more about this memoir that explores the healing effects of watching birds: forbes.com/sites/grrlscie…
 
 
 
 
 
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