Inspiring conservation through birding. We promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of native birds and their habitats in central Texas.
Want the chance to see a Golden-cheeked Warbler on a beautiful private property in the Hill County? On April 28, join some fantastic trip leaders on the Early Birders team! Learn more, and register, here: ht.ly/b9iL30o9yU7 https://t.co/eNBRsZJUvR
In January, group of Travis Audubon members traveled to Guatemala with JB Journeys. See where they went, what birds they saw, and why you should see Guatemala for yourself: ht.ly/kUhd30o8uXc https://t.co/QeWHOSvnYp
On April 13th, enjoy a relaxed and exclusive mid-morning birding excursion around Jester King Brewery! We will bird for a couple of hours and then those who wish to stay can enjoy some beer. Learn more, and register, here: ht.ly/cb2f30o7G6b https://t.co/AFHLLEKc5Y
John Kelly was the President of Travis Audubon from 1994 to 1996. Those who knew him described him as witty, humorous, and reliable. ht.ly/pHac30o7z4p
Ever been to the Matagorda Bay Birdfest in Palacios? Let one of our Master Birders tempt you to register for next year: ht.ly/QM3H30o6KO4
Don't allow birds to fall victim to your windows! Learn why birds hit windows and how you can help prevent it: ht.ly/7yvI30o5ZxO
On April 20, bird at TPWD’s newest acquisition, Powderhorn Ranch SP, with Daniel Walker of TPWD. We will be birding a variety of habitats including lake, bay and coastal oaks. Register today: ht.ly/t6k830o5DCg
Getting children excited about the outdoors is a key part of Travis Audubon's mission, and our youth volunteers do that best! Read about a recent youth birding excursion a couple of TAS volunteers led at Roy Guerrero Park: ht.ly/xzw430o3OcG
Have you heard? Golden-cheeked Warblers are back at Baker Sanctuary! Join Cindy Sperry and Celeste Treadway on April 7 as they search for Golden-cheeks and other spring warblers as part of Birdathon. Learn more, and register for this Birdathon team, here: ht.ly/hFX730o33oP https://t.co/g9YyznFsIR
This week's featured bird is the House Finch! Learn more about this adaptable bird: ht.ly/AUuU30o2N5V
Congrats to TAS Board Member Virginia Rose for being featured in TPW Magazine! Read about Rose and other Texans making the outdoors accessible for all: ht.ly/xIix30o2L6c
Today's weather is less than ideal for birding, so hunker down indoors and sign up for a Birdathon team instead! travisaudubon.org/birdathon https://t.co/BXiQhHjkCv
Where does the Northern Cardinal get its stunning red color? ht.ly/vDSs30o1a9L
On April 6, join Mikael Behrens and Amy Sugeno at Baker Sanctuary as you slow down and experience quiet and contemplative ways of enjoying birds and being in nature. Learn more, and register, here: ht.ly/JDh330o0h2p https://t.co/sfrrTZXoZJ
Great news: Golden-cheeked Warblers are officially back at Baker! All Travis Audubon members can enjoy access to Baker Sanctuary– if you're not a member already, become one today: ht.ly/zm3730o0aqT https://t.co/SeQ0yM3dGt
On April 6, go birding with Bill and Ann Edwards and birder Laurie Foss on the Edwards’ lovely Cherry Springs Ranch, which is about 30 miles west of Austin! Learn more here: ht.ly/yOf630nYA7J
A couple of our Master Birders traveled to the coast for the 2019 Whooping Crane Festival! Read about their adventure: ht.ly/Qp7E30nXPuu
The Texas Women in Conservation Luncheon and 2019 Terry Hershey Awards were a huge success! Thanks to Audubon Texas for a wonderful afternoon. See the event details here: ht.ly/78HZ30nWMib
Last week, a group of local third graders got to see some great birds! Check out what they saw: ht.ly/3N6A30nW1J2
Amplify Austin starts this Thursday at 6:00 PM, and is a 24-hour period of giving to the nonprofit organizations that make Austin a great place to live! Schedule your donation today: ht.ly/tg3N30nNDg6 https://t.co/RlKiYyWILy
Amplify Austin is NEXT WEEK! Schedule your donation to Travis Audubon today: ht.ly/tg3N30nNDg6 https://t.co/3HWrTzZaUh
If you love nature photography, this is the perfect way to get involved with Birdathon 2019! Learn more: ht.ly/m1Yt30nNBJB
Check out the results from Baker's GBBC: ht.ly/rSYy30nMNS9
Birdathon 2019 is live on the website! ht.ly/tTtn30nLSGV
The 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count begins TODAY! Learn more about the GBBC, including how to participate, by checking out gbbc.birdcount.org/about https://t.co/XV5VI14kbw
Learn more about Central Texas' only year-round goldfinch from a Texas Naturalist! ht.ly/UOmV30nFYW2
BREAKING UPDATE: A federal judge in Austin yesterday ruled that the golden-cheeked warbler should remain protected under the Endangered Species Act. Travis Audubon fully supports Judge Sparks' decision. ht.ly/ogAU30nCsL1
This week's featured bird is the Pileated Woodpecker! Learn more about the largest woodpecker in Texas: ht.ly/83CV30nCr6k
Good news, families with young birders– there are TWO Young Birders Club events this month! Learn more about these upcoming birding opportunities: ht.ly/XaZZ30nBKC9 https://t.co/3526Te0V1X
RT @audubonsociety: Along w/climate change, habitat loss is a leading cause of declining bird populations. The biological impact of destroy…
Our parks need a consistent stream of funding as intended by the Sporting Goods Sales Tax. A constitutional dedication will preserve Texas Parks for future generations. Thank you @loiskolkhorst and @JCyrier for filing #SB526 and #HB1214 to do just that. ht.ly/K26530nACeK https://t.co/UPDLbq1HYT
Spring is around the corner, which means there will be baby birds galore. Here's what to do if you find one out of the nest: ht.ly/E7Gl30nzKga
This is exciting news! We encourage you to contact your state senator and ask them to sign on to this effort: ht.ly/pcs730ny4fT
Love your local birds? Donating to Travis Audubon supports over 780 acres of protected wildlife habitat in the Texas Hill Country. Even better– donations done through Amplify Austin are eligible for matching funds! Schedule your donation today: ht.ly/zMMX30nxYtV https://t.co/I132f5NHRE
This week's featured bird is the Red-breasted Nuthatch! Learn more about this acrobatic winter visitor: ht.ly/QDIO30nx3UE
Land Manager Chris Murray captured the sights and sounds of a hefty flock of American Robins living it up at Baker Springs this morning! youtu.be/GTjHwGF3ok4 via @YouTube
We love our volunteers and the work they achieve at our sanctuaries! ht.ly/RaG030ntYGk
Rainy days may not be great for outside exploration, but it sure does bring some interesting mushrooms! These fungi were spotted along a trail at Blair Woods this month. Still haven't been to Blair Woods? Remember: it's free and open to the public 9-5 daily! #mushrooms #fungi https://t.co/egjhvlS7WG
This week's featured bird is the Common Yellowthroat! Learn more about this mischievous-looking warbler: ht.ly/WYUC30nr727
Spotted by TAS staff on 38th and Guadalupe: a nest of twigs about 4 feet off the ground. Any ideas for which species of bird made it? Share your thoughts in the comments! https://t.co/qoGXWjaQTU
Starting TODAY, you can schedule a donation to Travis Audubon for Amplify Austin Day! Donations through Amplify Austin are eligible for matching funds. Schedule your donation today: ht.ly/lPSg30nm7oX https://t.co/BjVPp0735C
This week's featured bird is the Black-crowned Night Heron! Learn more about this avian angler: ht.ly/BWcC30nl0Uj
RT @SaveBartonCreek: There’s nothing better than breathing in the fresh outdoor air and learning about Austin’s wildlife with @TravisAudubo…
We are thrilled to introduce you to our newest staff member, Judith! ht.ly/Gk9Y30nj9iE
One of our most popular classes is back this spring! If you are a beginning birder who would like to take a more active role in seeking out birds and learning to identify them, this class if for you! Register for Introduction to Birds and Birding today: ht.ly/6iun30nfAz2 https://t.co/YM0sQHbV84
The Jan/Feb 2019 Issue of Signal Smoke is up on the website! You can find it here: ht.ly/bc4J30neRGm
This week's featured bird is the Bald Eagle! Learn more about this national symbol here: ht.ly/uEJb30neHC5
Have a child who loves to bird? Join the Young Birders Club for their first event of the new year at Dog Park Blue: ht.ly/K0u730nasJV https://t.co/tQWBQXRJcR
Fly into the new year with us! Become a member today: ht.ly/CUZf30mXNGw https://t.co/9JBxl6F0Gy
Happy holidays from your friends at Travis Audubon! https://t.co/yImWPvOLjg
The Travis Audubon office is closed now through January 2nd. We will see you in the new year!
We need YOUR help to prevent the closure of Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park! Learn how you can help: ht.ly/hBwp30mXMkA
RT @TXForestService: On Saturday (Dec. 15) get outdoors and head to the W.G. Jones State Forest and participate in the @audubonsociety's 11…
This week's featured bird is the Belted Kingfisher! Learn more about this hefty-billed bird: ht.ly/9nK730mSp5e
The deadline to submit an application for Master Birder has been EXTENDED to December 7 at 5 pm CST. Apply today: ht.ly/acCK30mQtpd
The New York Times released a great, and sobering, article reminding us what the decline of insects means for birds, humans, and other life on Earth: ht.ly/vc1j30mNQlM
Know a child who loves birding? Let them know about Travis Audubon's Young Birders Club! Learn more about this group, and their upcoming birding trip, at travisaudubon.org/ybc https://t.co/oFqjbS2L2u
This week's featured bird is the Red-tailed Hawk! This hawk is probably our most common raptor, and easily spotted from a moving car: tall trees, street lights, and tall buildings are equally attractive to this adaptable buteo. Learn more: ht.ly/QYOT30mMMPp
Happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for all of you and your continued support for Travis Audubon. Thanks for being part of our flock! https://t.co/aBslXEbUQH
This month's bird forecast calls for plenty of ducks and sparrows! ht.ly/eTQb30mE9Iq
Even Master Birders are learning about and seeing new birds every day! Read about the Common Pauraque and Master Birder Laura's experience seeing it for the first time: ht.ly/G07w30mDfEk
Our 2018 Annual Report is up on the website! Read it today: ht.ly/IOm330mCqz6 https://t.co/csWoEFVxMB
RT @AustinISDGreen: Update! One year after uncapping the school's retired chimney, Brooke Elementary is home to approximately 100 chimney s…
Calling all cat people! Are you a proud catio owner and want to showcase your creation to the public? We are currently looking for "stops" on our 2019 Catio Tour! Must be available on January 12, 2019. Please contact volunteer@TravisAudubon.org for more details. https://t.co/QnWmNx2gtk
Have bird books and guides you no longer use? Donate them to benefit youth birding and ornithology clubs: ht.ly/8rHH30mvpiY
Master Birders Jasmine, Tracy, Glen, Laura, and Sharon spent this morning surveying the birds at the Austin Country Club. Everyone agreed– birding by golf cart is amazing! #atxbirds #keepaustinbirding https://t.co/PkzWFmit4B
Board Member Virginia Rose's Birdability Blog is live! Read about her experiences connecting folks of all abilities with nature, and get a list of all wheelchair-accessible parks in Austin: ht.ly/WhbK30mtukA
The application for the 2019 Master Birder Program is up on the website! Don't wait– the deadline to submit is December 3. ht.ly/X20830msCsL
Happy Halloween! Celebrate by learning more about one of Central Texas' spookiest birds: ht.ly/wJ1x30mrFId
This week's featured bird is the Yellow-rumped Warbler! Learn more: ht.ly/lNJ330mmcIc
Check out the results of the Inaugural Commons Ford Classic: ht.ly/bhWf30miJzf
Sponsor Alert! Thank you, Shield Ranch, for supporting Travis Audubon as a sponsor for this year's Victor Emanuel Conservation Award Luncheon. We appreciate all that you do for land and wildlife conservation in the beautiful Hill Country. https://t.co/L5YsFiZjhf
This week's featured bird is the Downy Woodpecker! Learn more: ht.ly/DfNu30mgPel
Sponsor Alert! Thank you, Texas Disposal Systems, for supporting Travis Audubon as a sponsor for this year's Victor Emanuel Conservation Award Luncheon. We appreciate your commitment to investing in conservation! https://t.co/ISmY2yxlXQ
This week's featured bird is the Mississippi Kite! Like toy kites, these smoky black and gray birds seem to defy gravity, drifting on air currents and scanning for prey. Learn more: ht.ly/MB0530lU5Qp
Christmas Mountains Oasis, which is known for being a reliable site for Lucifer Hummingbirds, has touched the lives of countless birders. Let's ensure this magical birding spot is around for future generations of birders to experience: ht.ly/kedi30lTbAT
The September Bird Forecast calls for high-flyers, including the Mississippi Kite and Broad-winged Hawk: ht.ly/fPfO30lSXCK
Another year, another successful Avian Ink Contest! Check out the winning tattoos: ht.ly/Se0k30lRXUO
Sign up for the First Annual Commons Ford Classic on October 6! Form or join a team to compete for bragging rights and special prizes. Learn more here: ht.ly/DDjd30lRcVf https://t.co/16qpgoFdnz
Join us tonight as we celebrate our Third Annual Avian Ink Contest! Link for details: ht.ly/gQPH30lPgbl
This week's featured bird is the Black-and-white Warbler! Learn more: ht.ly/Is1y30lN8Vo
If you have a subscription to Audubon Magazine and are willing to part with the latest summer issue, bring it to the September 20 meeting or drop it off at the office by the end of the month. Learn more about where it will go: ht.ly/b2MC30lMcHX
If you enjoy watching colorful flying creatures but would occasionally like to skip the cold, damp, early mornings that many birds prefer, your schedule may sync better with butterflies. Learn more about local butterflies with our Fall Butterflies Class: ht.ly/Gay830lM4VJ https://t.co/lsjDAI9cnd
If you find yourself craving a moment outside between the bouts of rain expected this weekend, come break in the sign-in sheet at Blair Woods! It's located in a beautiful box created by Travis Audubon member and volunteer Al Morgan. Learn more: ht.ly/5CFh30lJebk
Attention birders: One room (for one or two people) has opened up on the J.B. Journeys Guatemala Birding Trip for January 3-13, 2019! Learn more: ht.ly/EIlh30lIqvz Photo credit: John Cahill https://t.co/p8IL8LlV1l
The deadline for submitting your bird-inspired tattoo to our third annual Avian Ink Contest is TOMORROW! Feel free to share with your family and friends– the grand prize is $150! Learn more at travisaudubon.org/avian-ink-cont… Pictured: The winning tattoo from a past year, from James Hall. https://t.co/n2NpvgJJzH
This week's featured bird is the Western Kingbird! Learn more here: ht.ly/7RBn30lHieK
Did you know that there are about 20 state parks within a 2-hour drive of Austin? Join Travis Audubon's Field Trip Committee for a new field trip series that focuses on birding Texas State Parks! ht.ly/6o1y30lGgFe
Do you know a child who loves to bird? Tell them about Travis Audubon's Young Birder's Club! Learn more about YBC and register for an event today: ht.ly/w5JQ30lCOim https://t.co/Com8fb6S6P
The Baker Steward's home will be ready for move-in later this year: ht.ly/r78y30lCzdm
This week's featured bird is the Red-eyed Vireo! Learn more about this local bird: ht.ly/re1u30lBzMi
This month, keep and eye out for hot and thirsty birds– small offerings of shallow water mean a lot for birds trying to beat the Texas heat: ht.ly/2o8o30lxAGo
This week's featured bird is the Eastern Meadowlark... or is that a Western Meadowlark? ht.ly/bDyF30lvQbb
We would like to extend our greatest thanks to long time member and volunteer Mary Parker for her donation of roughly 300 books on birding, ornithology, biology, prairies and nature: ht.ly/HgPT30lu7yw
Are you a bird nerd or general lover of nature who wants to get involved with local education and outreach? Become a Travis Audubon volunteer today! It's easy– find the application here: ht.ly/tXU230ls43B https://t.co/uOEzm58TSl
This week's featured bird is the Killdeer! These small, active plovers are built for wading but are true habitat generalists, and can be found almost anywhere they can find food and nest sites, including parks, sports fields, and golf courses. Learn more: ht.ly/jpHe30lqPS2
Bios on this year's Avian Ink judges are up on the website! Learn more about the creative minds that are this year's artistic appraisers: ht.ly/mplT30lq9eW
If you have a subscription to Audubon Magazine and are willing to part with the latest issue, please consider donating it to a good cause: ht.ly/K9sv30lpbh2
Do you like Chimney Swifts? Would you like to be actively involved in collecting data that will contribute to conservation efforts? Learn more about the 18th Annual Swift Night Out! ht.ly/TJxZ30ljVII
This week's featured bird is the Yellow-billed Cuckoo! When food is abundant, they will act as brood parasites, laying their eggs in other birds’ nests in order to maximize the number of offspring laid. Learn more: ht.ly/3zj530ljYGE
 
 
 
 
 
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