Inspiring conservation through birding. We promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of native birds and their habitats in central Texas.
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
The early bird gets the worm! We are eligible for a match from St. David’s Foundation for all donations made to our Amplify Austin campaign, now through March 6th. Early giving is open now; will you help us get the worm by spreading the word? ow.ly/mhp850yrvKv https://t.co/7GhUzjWk6W
Rare bird sightings in Central Texas this week include a Hooded Oriole, Canada Goose, and more: ow.ly/gmWQ50yqPqv
We recently celebrated the Class of 2016 Master Birders who reached permanent Master Birder status this year. See the list of people awarded this distinction: travisaudubon.org/uncategorized/…
Registration for open Birdathon teams goes live at 9 AM on March 2! In the meantime, check out the lineup on the 2020 Birdathon page: ow.ly/6KN250ymJtW https://t.co/HttdhEPj2q
Rare birds seen in Central Texas this month include the first state sighting of White Wagtail, Greater Scaup, and more: ow.ly/GJDi50yjMam
Good news! The calendar on our website it up and running again. All dates listed on our calendar are correct. Happy Friday! https://t.co/AVVa0YQ7sJ
Mild Hill Country winters make for beautiful outdoor holiday celebrations! Read about one board member's fun experience birding from a glass-bottom boat: ow.ly/TZD150yeq8R
To allow his family's cats to enjoy the sights and smells of the outdoors without being harmed (or harming wildlife), Jacob built this catio with tunnels from the home and up into a tree. See this and other catios on our 2020 Catio Tour; register today: ow.ly/IQBD50ydp9I https://t.co/W1vSbsKnQV
Last call for Annual Appeal donations! Your support helps us continue to fight for the future of Central Texas birds like the Golden-cheeked Warbler. ow.ly/Wgfy50y3uCm Photo by Shivarama Shetty https://t.co/KIRBY1AS6e
The Winter 2020 Waterfowl ID Class finished their wild goose chase with 25 waterfowl species across three field trips! See the full list on the Signal Smoke Blog: ow.ly/x8RX50yazNV https://t.co/pfPlJxsNwJ
Have you ever gone birding at Caddo Lake State Park? Here's your chance to bird a beautiful part of the state with fellow bird enthusiasts while supporting Travis Audubon: ow.ly/uCTJ50y9baz
Catios don't just protect birds from predation – they protect cats, too. Brenda was inspired to build this catio after losing an outdoor cat. See a variety of catios, both DIY and professionally built, on our 2020 Catio Tour. Register today: ow.ly/1gif50y7lnX https://t.co/vU0UA4Wr3D
We are currently having technical difficulties with the calendar on our website. We will let you know when the problem is resolved! Thank you for your patience. https://t.co/pPveqiBQY3
Nearly 30 years after being listed under the Endangered Species Act, the Golden-cheeked Warbler has a safe place to land thanks to Travis Audubon members and supporters like you. Help us continue to fight for their future by donating to our Annual Appeal: ow.ly/Wgfy50y3uCm https://t.co/gcR9zU7GfR
Early giving for Amplify Austin Day is now open! Thanks to a generous grant from St. David's Foundation, every donation to Travis Audubon will be matched. Make your gift today to join the local generosity movement: ow.ly/OpNu50y3sr5 https://t.co/sYCarhrOHG
After attending last year's Catio Tour, Wendy was inspired to have a safe outdoor space for her cats installed in her home. See beautiful catios like these on this year's tour. Register today: ow.ly/8ejG50y1bnj https://t.co/DGhdxCQy29
Travis Audubon members were thrilled to visit @cloudforestcon's reforestation project in Guatemala this January. Learn more about their unforgettable trip: ow.ly/PIXj50xYf4G
Travis Audubon members were thrilled to visit Community Cloud Forest Conservation’s reforestation project in Guatemala this January. Learn more about their unforgettable trip: ow.ly/PIXj50xYf4G
We're ringing in the new year with some exciting rare bird sightings! Cape May Warbler, Western Sandpipers, and more have been spotted in Central Texas since the first of the month: ow.ly/MzLP50xXgvZ
Registration for the Spring 2020 session of Introduction to Birds and Birding with Laurie Foss is live on our website! Secure your spot for this popular class today at travisaudubon.org/classes-list https://t.co/mWpjYIouOh
Registration for the Spring 2020 session of Introduction to Birds and Birding with Laurie Foss is live on our website! Secure your spot for this popular class today at travisaudubon.org/classes-list https://t.co/qHDlpMBjnh
We love a good owl sighting! Two Great Horned Owls were caught on camera at Baker Spring last month. Are they having a territorial dispute or a dance off? We may never know. https://t.co/BTBmhywyWE
Our Blair Woods Sanctuary is, as Michael Barnes with the Statesman describes, "dripping with Texas History." Learn more about this 10-acre preserve's captivating past: ow.ly/UIJi50xLEA6
Happy New Year! Soar into a new decade with us–become a member today: ow.ly/pNdg50xDDGh https://t.co/sSXR6SUi5i
Want to be more involved in the Austin birding community? Become a Travis Audubon volunteer! There are myriad ways to help us fulfill our mission of inspiring conservation through birding–fill out our volunteer application at travisaudubon.org/newvolunteer to get started. https://t.co/oXmI1OggIp
Our offices will be closed starting tomorrow (December 24) and will reopen on January 2. Have a safe and happy holiday season! https://t.co/ZUswK1f3cn
Interested in birding at Caddo Lake State Park this spring? Here's an opportunity you can't miss: ow.ly/XK5e50xForA
This month, expect to see more native sparrows – learn more by checking out the December Bird Forecast: ow.ly/qkOo50xCfAG
Thanks to everyone who joined us this weekend at Blair Woods for a fun and sunny morning! A special shoutout to Michael at Austin Reptile Shows for wowing the crowd with cool reptiles like this Western Hognose. https://t.co/QL9B8Rg0xs
Have you checked out our online store lately? It's a great place to find gifts for the bird nerd in your life. All orders placed on or after December 20 will not ship until January 3, so get your order in ASAP: ow.ly/oXKS50xxVCE https://t.co/WGxG9b1y1q
This week's rare birds include a White-tailed Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker, and more. See the fill list: ow.ly/7h0250xxGuV https://t.co/dX2b06wr18
Sebastian with The Texas Blue Jay Project thanks everyone who donated books so he can share the joy of birding with others: ow.ly/jghx50xvvg0
Let your voice be heard! Visit the John Treviño Dr. Metropolitan Park Master Plan website to learn about the latest masterplan development, and share your priorities for what comes next: austintexas.gov/johntrevinomet… Pictured: Orange-crowned Warbler https://t.co/Z6BvFbcDso
Submit your Master Birder 2020 application today by 5 PM! This program is ideal if you wish to expand your knowledge of birds and their habitats and develop volunteer skills to share your knowledge and enthusiasm for birds with others. ow.ly/N0fw50xtHBa https://t.co/YWyZ5y6xWu
Last week's rare bird sightings included Pyrrhuloxia, Rad-naped Sapsucker, Hammond's Flycatcher, and more: ow.ly/Ebze50xsW0E https://t.co/ewdDmqeTdF
Tomorrow at 5 PM CST is the deadline to submit a Master Birder 2020 application! Learn more about the program from one of our recent graduates: ow.ly/w0US50xsINk
Never sit on a great opportunity! Apply for our Master Program today– the deadline to submit an application is Friday: ow.ly/6mFH50xqJ2p https://t.co/kpTDd4jE55
Thank you to our friends who care about the work we do at Travis Audubon every day of the year! Give us the boost we need to continue protecting birds and their habitats into the new year by donating to our Annual Appeal: ow.ly/tyKF50xqDoE https://t.co/6qG6MPwDkC
One of our most popular classes is back for Winter 2020! In Beginning Backyard Birding, you will get tips on how to identify Austin’s expected backyard birds. Learn more and secure your spot today: ow.ly/HSJx50xpDRC https://t.co/K9fDJCAJzM
Don't forget – the deadline for submitting a Master Birder application is December 6! Learn more and apply today: ow.ly/8KP250xlsBW https://t.co/H4xarialM6
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you "gobble" up a great meal with your favorite flock. https://t.co/aiTyXL0XjV
When the weather is bad for birding, get your practice in another way: ow.ly/yBos50xlsh9
New Rare Bird Alert is up on the Signal Smoke Blog! Check out the recent unusual sightings around Central Texas: ow.ly/BQDg50xecp8 Pictured: Broad-tailed Hummingbird https://t.co/qfx9IIW49n
Secure your spot at the Hornsby Celebration dinner by registering today! There will be limited meal tickets at the door. Learn more about the 60 Years of Birding at Hornsby Celebration at bit.ly/HornsbyCelebra… https://t.co/RmkMIzR7S1
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
 
 
 
 
 
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