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

April 18, Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Warbler Woods

Meet Sandi Wheeler ( at Don and Susan Schaezlers’ sanctuary in Cibolo. Take I-35 north toward Austin. Take Exit 176, Wiederstein Road. Turn right on Wiederstein at the overpass. Turn left at the next road, Old Wiederstein. After you pass Dean Road, the Schaezler property begins on the right. Look for green mailbox, 19349 Old Wiederstein Road.

April 22, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Southwest High School

Meet leader Christian Fernandez ( at the large parking lot near the athletic complex. Address is 11914 Dragon Lane. From Loop 410, take the FM 2536/Old Pearsall Exit. Drive south on Old Pearsall, past the Medina River bridge. Entrance to the school is on the right. When you enter the gate, drive to the end of the road and you will see the parking lot.

April 23, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park
Meet leader Sandi Wheeler ( 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 and snacks.

April 26, Wednesday, 8:00 AM
Live Oak Park

Meet Bill Zwartjes (207/504-7808) in the main parking area of the park. Take IH-35 north toward Austin from Loop 1604. Exit to Judson Road and turn right at the first stop sign after you exit IH-35. Judson Road becomes Toepperwein toward Randolph AFB. At the traffic light at Leafy Hollow Street, turn left. Go to the end of the street, which then turns right and becomes the park road. The main parking lot is at the end.

May 2, Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Avenue A

Meet leader Lora Reynolds (210/414-0792) in the parking lot on Red Oak, which intersects with Mulberry in Brackenridge Park. Bring water. It is a good time for migration in San Antonio.

May 6, Saturday, 7:30 AM—Note earlier starting time
Junction Hotspots & The Big Sit

We will be birding with Rhandy Helton around Junction, including several hotspots and the state park. South Llano State Park is having a Big Sit that day, so we plan to join in the fun. For those wanting to attend, contact leader Helen Rejzek ( Space is limited. More info when you sign up.

May 10, Wednesday, 8:00 AM
O. P. Schnabel Park

Meet leaders Georgina Schwartz (210/342-2073) and Helen Rejzek (hmr78253@gmailcom) at the large pavilion parking lot inside the park, 9606 Bandera Rd. Drive in the main entrance and continue straight until the road ends. Take a left and follow a short distance until you see the Graff Pavillion. We will start here and walk along the creek bed looking for migrants.

May 13, Saturday,  8:00 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

May 16, Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler ( 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.

May 30, Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Salado Creek Greenway Trail

Meet guides Barbara, Margie and Georgina at the trailhead parking lot near the old farmhouse on Voelcker Lane next to Hardberger Park (East). From Blanco Road, enter Longfield, the street next to Blanco BBQ, and turn left at the stop sign. Where the road ends, turn right onto Voelcker Lane into the park. Drive to the parking lot, where you’ll see a port-apotty. We plan to walk the Salado Creek Greenway for about an hour and return. Please carry water, as it will get hot. Info at 210/342-2073.

Looking Ahead

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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):

April 2, 1st Sunday, 8:00 AM
April 9, 2nd Sunday, 8:00 AM
Apri1 11, 2nd Tuesday, 8:00 AM
April 16, 3rd Sunday, 8:00 AM
April 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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