SAAS Field Trips

The San Antonio Audubon Society leads field trips on almost every Saturday and sometimes on Sundays. Occasionally we lead extended trips to such places as Big Bend National Park, High Island, or the Rio Grande Valley. The field trips are usually open to anyone who wishes to attend, and in that case you do not have to be a member to participate. Things to bring: binoculars, field guides, bug repellent, water, a hat and sunscreen. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

If you need information that is not given below, please call our tape at phone or write to and Field Trip Coordinator Helen Rejzek will get back to you. [View a list of past trips below.] We welcome volunteers to lead trips -- you don't have to be an expert birder to do so, and it's a rewarding experience. Please call the tape or send an e-mail if you can spend a few hours birding with others at your favorite location.

More information on most of the trip locations can be found on our Birding Sites In and Around San Antonio page.

Upcoming SAAS trips

July 8, Saturday,  7:30 AM
SAAS Beginners’ Bird Walk

Meet Georgina Schwartz at the Judson Nature Trails. From Broadway at the 5900 block, turn west on Ogden Street to the stop sign at Greely St. and the sign to the Nature Trails. Turn left, go one block and turn right on Viesca to the parking lot on the left before the swimming pool.Map

July 15, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Victoria Riverside Park/Invista Wetlands

Meet leader Chris Bailey (210/621-3025) at the duck pond in Victoria’s Riverside Park. The trip is limited to 12, so please call Chris for info and to sign up.

July 18, Tuesday, 7:30 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (wheels5683@gmail.com) in the parking lot of the park. From San Antonio, take IH-10 east to the FM 1518 exit and go north toward Schertz. Look for a brown park sign at Schafer Road. Turn right and go 3 miles to the park. Entrance will be on your left before Cibolo Creek. Bring water.

 July 25, Tuesday, 7:30 AM
Crownridge Canyon Natural Area
Meet leader Karen Moulder (210/824-2547) at Crownridge Canyon for a walk around this shady park. To access the park, take I-10 West beyond Loop 1604 and exit to Camp Bullis Rd. Go left under the expressway and go to Luskey Street. Turn right into the park. Bring drinking water.

August 5, Saturday,  7:30 AM
SAAS Beginners’ Bird Walk

Meet Georgina Schwartz at the Judson Nature Trails. From Broadway at the 5900 block, turn west on Ogden Street to the stop sign at Greely St. and the sign to the Nature Trails. Turn left, go one block and turn right on Viesca to the parking lot on the left before the swimming pool.Map

August 12, Saturday, 6:00 PM
Government Canyon Meteor Showers

Join us to watch the meteor showers after dark. Bring a picnic supper and a lounge chair and go to the day use/picnic area in Parking Lot C. Entry fees apply and your park pass can pay for your whole carload. After 6:30, you must use the self-pay station for entry. We can stay until 11 PM. The new nature playscape is now open. Call Georgina at 210/342-2073 for more info. The address is 12861 Galm Rd.

August 17, Thursday, 7:30 AM
Warbler Woods

Meet Sandi Wheeler (wheels5683@gmail.com) for a dog days of summer trip to Don and Susan Schaezler’s bird sanctuary at 19349 Old Wiederstein Rd. Bring drinking water and snacks. Your contributions are gratefully accepted at the sign-in box and be sure to leave your checklists. Directions to Warbler Woods are at warblerwoods.org under the header Contact/Visitor.

August 27, Sunday, 7:30 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (wheels5683@gmail.com) in the parking lot of the park. From San Antonio, take IH-10 east to the FM 1518 exit and go north toward Schertz. Look for a brown park sign at Schafer Road. Turn right and go 3 miles to the park. Entrance will beon your left before Cibolo Creek. Bring water.


Looking Ahead

consult newsletter

Field Trip listing is usually updated the during first and third week of each month. The Beginner's walk is scheduled on the second Saturday of each month.



Mitchell Lake Audubon Center access

Regular hours for the public are now Tuesday through Sundays from 8 AM to 4 PM with other times by appointment. Call the Center at 210-628-1639 for more information. The gate will be opened from the Visitor's Center after you push the button at the gate. A small entrance fee is charged. You may become a member of the Center at $40 for an individual, $60 for your family for one year.

Birding trips ($5 entrance and $3 field trip fee: $8 total):

July 2, 1st Sunday, 7:30 AM
July 9, 2nd Sunday, 7:30 AM
July 11, 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 AM
July 16, 3rd Sunday, 7:30 AM
July 23, 4th Sunday, 8:00 AM

Check the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center website for the very latest schedule.


Archives of field trips:  [1997 ] [1998 ] [1999 ] [2000] [2001] [2002] [2003] [2004] [2005] [2006] [2007][2008][2009][2010, 2011 not available][2012][2013][2014][2015][2016][2017]

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