Inspiring conservation through birding. We promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of native birds and their habitats in central Texas.
Golden-cheeked Warblers are a beautiful sight during the spring and summer in the Hill Country, but can you identify them by their song as well? Learn about their different songs and what they mean from Land Manager Chris Murray. https://t.co/yD340REfXe
New class just added to the calendar! Learn from Dr. Birdie how to host and identify hummingbirds in Central Texas. Class starts July 20 and occurs in three 1.5-hour sessions. Get more details and register today: ow.ly/fpmU50AulWS Pictured: Rufous Hummingbird https://t.co/4oSp37Twdk
Recent rare bird sightings include an Eared Grebe, Baird's Sandpiper, and Pine Siskin: ow.ly/ScTJ50Auh3R
Tomorrow is the last day to pre-order your limited-edition birdanas! Head to our online store today: travisaudubon.org/shop https://t.co/ly1dkAcF6Y
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our lives are becoming more virtual than ever. Cue our new video series! Throughout the rest of the summer, we will be releasing weekly videos that aim to inspire a love for birds and birding. Enjoy our inaugural dose of bird nerdiness. https://t.co/DhGeYj2eFJ
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our lives are becoming more virtual than ever. Cue our new video series! Throughout the rest of the summer, we will be releasing videos weekly that aim to inspire a love for birds and birding. Enjoy our inaugural weekly dose of bird nerdiness! https://t.co/tsYOT24yd0
Sanctuary Updates: Baker Sanctuary will be closed to the public (including current members) for the July 4th Weekend starting on Thursday, July 2, at 8 p.m. and will reopen on Tuesday, July 7, at 8 a.m. Blair Woods Sanctuary is closed to the public through July 13.
This month's rare bird sightings include a Brown Booby, Canada Geese, and more: ow.ly/e1KE50AeGkh Pictured: Brown Booby https://t.co/0uwxGsMK8Y
With a gift to Travis Audubon’s resilience fund, you can help ensure that we are able to protect the places birds need and find new ways to connect with each other. Donate today: travis.z2systems.com/campaign.jsp?c… Pictured: House Finches https://t.co/4F7mrMZwHJ
Don't let the Department of the Interior gut the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Show your support this vital piece of legislation–contact your local representatives today: ow.ly/DCIf50A8q5p https://t.co/kYnZPqgLNp
Wear your love for Travis Audubon on your sleeve (or around your neck, or over your face) with our brand new bandanas! Covered in local nature accents, these bandanas feature some of the birds that make Central Texas special. Pre-order yours today: ow.ly/GZWK50A9CuA
Hornsby Bend is open to the public for birding once again! Let's celebrate with a spotlight on this Travis County Birding Hot Spot: ow.ly/Awxb50A8s6c
Our Sanctuaries receive more than 3,600 visitors per year. A gift to our Resilience Fund will help us maintain our Sanctuaries as wild places for the community to safely access nature during this time of social distancing: ow.ly/vfZu50A5v7l Pictured: Eastern Phoebe https://t.co/P5KQQucjl0
The DOI is fast-tracking efforts to strip away critical protections in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Take action today by asking your U.S. Representative to reverse the rollback of the MBTA by supporting the Migratory Bird Protection Act: ow.ly/g9Dx50A5n1v
Land Manager Chris Murray rescued a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher from becoming a spider's feast at Baker this week. Check out the full story on the Signal Smoke Blog: ow.ly/aGd150A490B https://t.co/3q6ir0trl3
This new era of social distancing has resulted in more people being interested in their backyard birds. Read Colter's story about jumping on the "bird-wagon" during quarantine: ow.ly/evG850A2fJd Pictured: Lesser Scaup https://t.co/H4ASoSjzrY
Backyard birding is becoming more popular than ever during this time of social distancing. Help us inspire a love of birds and birding with a gift to our resilience fund. Every gift will be doubled thanks to our $11,000 match. ow.ly/ihZm50A03Pq Pictured: Summer Tanager https://t.co/0h7s4hS4oY
#BlackBirdersWeek aims to (1) counter the narrative that the outdoors are not for Black people, (2) educate the birding and broader outdoor-loving community about the challenges Black birders specifically face, and (3) encourage increased diversity in birding and conservation. https://t.co/xHqIwrBt1S
Birding has become recognized as a therapeutic activity during this time of social distancing. Have birds brought you joy during this time? Help us inspire that joy in others by contributing to our resilience fund: ow.ly/x6V950zTGYe Pictured: Red-bellied Woodpecker https://t.co/hif0Zu8ILR
This year, 45 photos were submitted to our Birdathon Photography Contest. Check out the top five photos on the blog today: ow.ly/g0i150zTFy1 Pictured: Yellow-crowned Night-heron by Katherine Daniels https://t.co/Eg0VRBLqY1
This year, 45 photos were submitted to our Birdathon Photography Contest. Check out the top five photos on the blog today: ow.ly/tmPe50zTFy2 https://t.co/YCVpT5ALK6
RT @audubonsociety: Black Americans often face terrible daily dangers in outdoor spaces, where they are subjected to unwarranted suspicion,…
RT @audubonsociety: With Birdability, Virginia Rose is starting a movement to get mobility-impaired people out in parks and enjoying nature…
Songwriter Dan Tanz wrote a song in honor of Birdability, Virginia Rose's initiative to get people of all abilities involved in birding. Listen to it now! youtu.be/BTXujRjQRH8
The full Birding Brawl results are in! See the competitors' species lists and read about their Big Day experiences on the blog: ow.ly/XThp50zQGn0 Pictured: Crested Caracaras https://t.co/1vgDBDdrFC
And the winner is... Shelia Hargis! Congrats, Shelia, on being the winner of our first-ever Birding Brawl. We'll be posting the results, including total species counts for each competitor, tomorrow. Thank you again to our fierce competitors and the people who have supported them. https://t.co/sOjIEFP4Jg
Thank you to everyone who has donated to and/or has been closely following our Birding Brawl. You have helped us raise over $7,000! We will be posting the winner tomorrow–stay tuned! It's not to late to contribute–donate here: ow.ly/m9VS50zP3bi https://t.co/SSednT9Big
Video update from Birding Brawl Competitor Dennis Palafox at 5:24 PM: https://t.co/sqqDrVsz1V
Birding Brawl Competitor Virginia Rose at one of her secret birding sites at 3:38 PM! https://t.co/4NriPwuKOU
Video update from Birding Brawl Competitor Dennis Palafox at 1:59 PM: https://t.co/wjBQRWTLzs
Update from Birding Brawl Competitor Shelia Hargis: "Momma Red-headed Woodpecker poked her head out long enough to wish all the Brawlers good luck!" Learn more about all the competitors and how you can support them: ow.ly/kRIk50zOTEx https://t.co/xQ7cIp0Zkf
Here is Birding Brawl Competitor Shelia Hargis birding somewhere in the Hill Country at 9:24 AM. We're so happy the rainy forecast is holding off for now! https://t.co/P1R7fYOF58
Here is Birding Brawl Competitor Eric Stager at his second stop for the day along the Colorado at Hornsby Bend. He started at dawn in Bastrop. https://t.co/5DHzPffZlH
The Birding Brawl competitors started off their mornings bright and early! Here's a message from Dennis Palafox at Pedernales Falls at 5:53 AM: https://t.co/h5Sjva5zhO
The Birding Brawl has begun! Here is competitor Virginia Rose at one of her secret birding spots at 5:40 am. https://t.co/F38PVFMLnB
Now is a great time to learn about the plants native to your area and how to garden with them: ow.ly/qmNq50zKDUU
Have you heard? We have summer virtual course offerings! Take a look at the current lineup and register for a course today: travisaudubon.org/classes-list Pictured: Dickcissel https://t.co/trmag2aabN
With warmer weather come beautiful flycatchers! Check out May's bird forecast on our Signal Smoke Blog: ow.ly/t0H650zGgAp Pictured: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher by James Giroux https://t.co/E5MNBFuw2U
Friday is the deadline to submit photos for our 2020 Birdathon Photography Contest! Learn more about the guidelines and how to submit your photos: ow.ly/U4iJ50zFsAw Pictured: Caspian Tern https://t.co/BwAAWYoJQB
Four birders. 24 hours. Who will reign supreme? Four current and former board members will compete in a big day of birding on May 24th. Who do you think will see the most species? Learn more: ow.ly/uNNR50zFaX3 Pictured: Crested Caracaras https://t.co/N7Upck0ftS
New class alert! If you're interested in learning more about the birds outside your window, Beginning Backyard Birding with Jane Tillman is the perfect class for you. It will be taught as four one-hour sessions on Zoom. Learn more and register today: ow.ly/r8Zh50zAZZv https://t.co/nUPVC0KZzX
Are you a child at heart? Do you enjoy coloring? Illustrator Kristen Graham created a beautiful set of native plant illustrations for Travis Audubon to use on signage at Blair Woods. While you wait for the signage, enjoy coloring some of our favorites: ow.ly/2lRC50zAT44
We saw 109 species for our Birding Together in Spirit event on April 29th! See the full summary on our Signal Smoke Blog: ow.ly/Zqrk50zA5EM https://t.co/ob1pMRV5Lk
We hope you have been safely birding during spring migration! Remember: our Birdathon Photography Contest is still happening, and you can submit your photos until May 15th. Learn more: ow.ly/Nih450zyLSl Pictured: Yellow-rumped Warbler https://t.co/YujLc2Q4BX
Recent rare bird sightings include Groove-billed Ani, Black-billed Cuckoo, and Lesser Nighthawk: ow.ly/GCwj50zyGMT Pictured: Groove-billed Ani https://t.co/skNgnfcaGB
If you are able, consider a donation to Travis Audubon in honor of #GivingTuesdayNow! Every donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar and will support the Travis Audubon Resilience Fund. Activate the match today: ow.ly/t5V950zxriG Pictured: Common Grackles https://t.co/CE0v4zBxeP
We had 60 checklists submitted for our Birding Together in Spirit event on April 29. That's 50% more than we received for the first event. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a morning of bird migration madness–we will be posting more results soon! Pictured: Ovenbird https://t.co/92SiBRrITW
Thanks to several generous donors, every donation from #GivingTuesdayNow will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $11,000 in support of Travis Audubon’s Resilience Fund: ow.ly/Y4g650zw8Dg Pictured: Swainson's Thrush https://t.co/E8QoYHb5nz
There are many ways to support Travis Audubon in honor of #GivingTuesdayNow like activating our Resilience Fund, joining or renewing your membership, writing for our blog, or enjoying your backyard birds. Donate today: ow.ly/iOEd50zuceI Pictured: Red-winged Blackbirds https://t.co/C1QUrtDc8W
RT @AudubonTX: Our conservation director @RomeySwanson hosts the inaugural episode of #AskAudubonTX where we answer your questions about bi…
Our friends at Giving Tuesday are launching #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity to take place on May 5, 2020. Make a donation to our Resilience Fund and your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $11,000. ow.ly/rhqZ50zshSe Pictured: Barn Swallow https://t.co/hIkZxFn4js
Together, we saw 100 Northern Cardinals on April 15th. Help us beat this number tomorrow (and our species count of 73) with our second Birding Together in Spirit event tomorrow morning. Get the details for this event on our calendar at travisaudubon.org/events-calendar https://t.co/oas26gCHFx
When it is time for us to enjoy birds together again, Travis Audubon will be here. Several generous donors have offered a match of $11,000 in support of our Resilience Fund. Please give if you are able, activate this match: ow.ly/Ay2S50zpW7H 📷: Bullock's Oriole https://t.co/819UDK2heC
Check out this new Texas Highways article by @skirkwalsh on surveying the Bolivar Peninsula with Victor Emanuel: ow.ly/j1Xy50znIF5
On April 15th, 40 checklists were submitted for our Birding Together in Spirit event. Learn more about the birds we saw: ow.ly/gE5E50zmyOU https://t.co/6yTNrpqRFv
Make this Earth Day one for the birds! Celebrate 50 years of Earth Day by giving the gift of a Travis Audubon membership. Join us in protecting birds and their habitats, and in inspiring a new cohort of birding enthusiasts. ow.ly/UXQb50zcZup (Pictured: Wilson's Warbler) https://t.co/iqTFomaz3O
Check out the Central Texas rare bird sightings so far this April–they'll have you "whooping" and hollering! ow.ly/SMNF50zkA6I Pictured: Whooping Crane https://t.co/XKsU9o5PL3
Didn't get the chance to tune in to our April Speaker Series? We have Romey Swanson's presentation up on our Signal Smoke Blog today. Learn more about Romey and his work with Audubon Texas: ow.ly/LQt950zhimn https://t.co/N3kuI1z6MA
Didn't get the chance to tune in to our April Speaker Series? We have Romey Swanson's presentation up on our Signal Smoke Blog today. Learn more about Romey and his work with Audubon Texas: ow.ly/6iSY50zhimo https://t.co/CQnfQDaVhi
We were featured in @austin360 this week! If you've ever considered becoming a birder, now is the perfect time to start this perfect hobby for social distancing: ow.ly/NV2N50zhciK
Are you becoming more aware of the birds in your own backyard during this time of social distancing? Read Lindsey's account of birding at home with family: ow.ly/qbwQ50zgelm https://t.co/6SSL5PNeIp
This week's featured bird is the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck! Learn more about this unusual waterfowl on our Signal Smoke Blog: ow.ly/9IW250zfnhy
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Birding Together in Spirit event this morning! We are working on compiling all the birding lists and will post the results next week. If you haven't sent in your list yet, be sure to do so by 2 pm on Friday.
Join us for Birding Together in Spirit tomorrow! 8-9 am, count your backyard birds & send your list to volunteer@TravisAudubon.org. We'll compile the lists to create a snapshot of birds we saw. This is also a great time to take pics for our photo contest: ow.ly/z6nm50zeahy
Spotted through a scope: Great Horned Owlets at Commons Ford! What birds have you seen this past week? https://t.co/X2M79GV7lz
Make this Earth Day one for the birds! Celebrate 50 years of Earth Day this April 22nd by giving the gift of a Travis Audubon membership today. Join us in protecting birds and their habitats, and in inspiring a new cohort of birding enthusiasts. ow.ly/vN1O50zcZuq https://t.co/q1MFFZ6v9c
Elections for the 2020 Board of Directors is coming up in May–more info on that virtual meeting coming soon. In the meantime, learn about the 2020 Board Nominees: ow.ly/NBKH50zb0nL
Be serenaded by sweet birdsong this morning with this clever Bird Song Opera: volkerpannes.de/portfolio/bird…
This week's rare bird sightings include Anhingas, Zone-tailed Hawk, and more: ow.ly/FO8650z6Rwc
Want to listen to and learn about nature without having to leave home? Join Field Trip Leader Amy Sugeno on a short bird and plant walk around her home in Dripping Springs: ow.ly/hivT50z3vLr
Although Birdathon has been rescheduled for fall migration, the photography contest component can resume as normal with current social distancing procedures. Learn more about the contest, including how to enter, here: ow.ly/40sU50z2vfl
This week's featured bird is the Hooded Merganser, one of Travis County's recent rare bird sightings. Learn more about this beautiful bird on the blog: ow.ly/oTob50z08SO
Have you ever gone birding at Caddo Lake State Park? Read about TAS Board Member Virginia Rose's experience scouting the park for a Birdathon trip: ow.ly/peRP50yWBwC
This week's rare bird sightings include Short-eared Owl, the long-staying White Wagtail, and more. See the full list: ow.ly/DONw50yVwGC Pictured: Short-eared Owl https://t.co/bC30BnHA7C
There has been an update to our guidelines for visiting Blair Woods and Baker Sanctuaries. Read the full details: ow.ly/xMNo50yVvd5 Pictured: Yellow-throated Warbler https://t.co/rtVsr0CD8R
Our Bird of the Week series on the Signal Smoke Blog is back! This week's bird is the Hutton's Vireo. Learn more about this mysterious little bird: ow.ly/hkTe50yUnmN https://t.co/827SEWW7Z9
How are you keeping busy while social distancing? One TAS Board Member has started an online course on drawing birds (that you can enroll in too!): ow.ly/eCMD50yTDFy https://t.co/fYZpiYeeFI
In the interest of our community's health, we are canceling all of our in-person gatherings through the end of April, and are rescheduling Birdathon for fall migration. See the full statement: ow.ly/fBVw50yRyff https://t.co/ABMfhV4HUZ
This week's rare bird sightings include Black-necked Stilt, Baird's Sandpipers, and more: ow.ly/LNdM50yQrME https://t.co/pKjdY57weq
In the interest of our community's health, we are canceling all of our in-person gatherings through the end of March. We’ll re-evaluate our schedule in April and will hope to reconvene programming as soon as it is safe to do so. ow.ly/LjFj50yNmz9 https://t.co/f2RhCLjkjA
RT @audubonsociety: If you take the right precautions, birding can be a form of "social distancing," and might be the balm your frayed nerv…
We are following COVID-19 developments in our area and encourage everyone to act with an abundance of caution. We will follow advice from the City, County, and the CDC with regard to TAS events. Read our latest event policy (last updated today at 3 pm): ow.ly/qxGL50yLpZ6
We are so proud of Board Member Virginia Rose and the impact of her Birdability initiative nationwide. Check out the interactive map National Audubon created with her guidance to make it easier to search for and submit info on accessible birding spots: gis.audubon.org/Birdability/ https://t.co/iylzvh7GlA
We are thrilled to honor Shelia Hargis with our 2020 Victor Emanuel Conservation Award. Learn more about her dedication to birds and conservation: ow.ly/4GeJ50yKhLJ https://t.co/5DtkT4VOo9
We are closely following potential COVID-19 developments in our area and encourage everyone to act with caution. We'll follow advice from the City, the County, and the CDC with regard to TAS events and gatherings. Get the latest updates on TAS activities: ow.ly/fO8U50yJltV
Let's revisit this blog post from 2018 about the Birdathon at Powderhorn Ranch! It's happening again this year on April 18, and there's still space to be on this team and bird this biodiverse property closed to the public. Read on to learn more: ow.ly/Hr2450yI7Hw
No ques-tern about it, your support will help us soar! Thanks to everyone who made a donation in honor of Amplify Austin, or helped to spread the word about our match. Missed the Amplify deadline? You can show your support by donating through our website: ow.ly/YNw150yFlIm https://t.co/h5A3bHRpFK
Im-peck-able! Thanks to generous donors, we are already 18% of the way to our $15,000 Amplify Austin goal! Remember, every donation made on our Amplify Austin page will be matched. Will you help us protect more birds this year? Make your contribution now: ow.ly/CYTE50yEUSZ https://t.co/ouHyOAIncR
Amplify Austin starts NOW! In the next 24 hours, you can help us reach our $15,000 goal. Support us, support birds–make your donation today: ow.ly/yqSb50yE6Ed https://t.co/5nbWiLRhOw
Amplify Austin officially starts at 6 PM tonight, and 21 early birds have already raised $2,024 towards our big $15,000 goal. Support our flock by helping us reach our goal today: ow.ly/bc3g50yE522 https://t.co/OpNpuyCT6j
Help us spread our wings! All Amplify Austin donations to Travis Audubon will be matched thanks to a special grant. We are already over ten percent of the way to our $15,000 goal. Help us maintain our momentum–make your donation today: ow.ly/ac7Z50yC3cA https://t.co/oW67zfYxM1
Help us spread our wings! All Amplify Austin donations to Travis Audubon will be matched thanks to a special grant. That means your donation flies even higher for Central Texas birds and their habitats! Make your donation today: ow.ly/THMA50yC3cB https://t.co/ZWeugR03AM
Recent rare bird sightings include Brown-headed Nuthatch, White Wagtail, and Greater Scaup: ow.ly/QCn450yAX18
Registration for Birdathon teams is live! There are a variety of great opportunities to bird cool places with even cooler people. Join one (or more) teams today: ow.ly/Y1rM50yAB2O https://t.co/jC5Iu7bfZw
Thanks to a generous grant from St. David’s Foundation, we will be able to restore Blair Woods' historic dairy barn as a shade structure and outdoor classroom. Learn more about this exciting project: ow.ly/n4DD50yyXcm
Want to learn how your cats can enjoy fresh air without the threat of killing birds? Get inspired this Saturday through Austin's 2020 Catio Tour! The deadline to register is Friday at 12 PM CST, so act now: ow.ly/eqf950ywTeI https://t.co/DMQ2o6u6N6
Eggs-iting news! Thanks to a generous grant from St. David’s Foundation, your gift to Travis Audubon for Amplify Austin Day will be matched! These matching funds are available for donations made on our Amplify Austin page now through March 6th. ow.ly/coax50yvvep https://t.co/ojSYGBwnaO
The long-awaited pollinator garden at Blair Woods had its inaugural planting day this month! Learn more about this special project: ow.ly/ahi650yuFRr
Austin's 2020 Catio Tour is one week from today! Registration closes on February 28 at noon, so register today: ow.ly/KQUv50ysMge See catios from a variety of builders, like this one built by the homeowner and his friend to blend in seamlessly with his home. https://t.co/5okdfjP0lC
 
 
 
 
 
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