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

January 7, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Fayette County

Chris Bailey will lead a trip to some of the birding hotspots in Fayette County located near La Grange. We will make several stops, trying for as many birds as possible. Bring lunch and snacks. Not sure of our location at lunch time. Call Chris for meeting location and directions, 210/621-3025. Limit of 12 people.

January 14, Saturday,  8:00 AM
SAAS Beginners’ Bird Walk

Meet Alan Kuentz 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

January 19, Thursday, 8:00 AM
Leon Creek Greenway/Buddy Calk

Meet Bill Zwartjes (210/495-5123) in the main parking lot of the park. From Loop 1604, exit Babcock Road and drive south for about 2 miles to the Greenway and Park, which will be on your right. From IH-10, exit at DeZavala, drive west 1.7 miles to light at Babcock and turn right. The parking lot is about 0.7 miles on the left.

January 24, 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 be on your left before Cibolo Creek. Bring water and snacks.

January 29, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Max Starcke Park & Riverside Park

Meet leader Georgina Schwartz (210/342-2073) in the parking lot of Max Starke Park and golf course in Seguin. Take I-10 East to US 90 exit to Seguin. Take US 90 E and exit to Alternate 90 (W Court Street) and follow it to Guadalupe Street. Take a right and follow this street all the way to the park where you will see big water tanks on the right. We will bird both parks. Lunch at a Mexican restaurant.

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):

January 1, 1st Sunday, 8:00 AM
January 10, 2nd Sunday, 8:00 AM
January 11, 2nd Tuesday, 8:00 AM
January 15, 3rd Sunday, 8:00 AM
January 22, 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]

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