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 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 9, Saturday,
SAAS Beginners’ Bird Walk
Meet Georgina Schwartz (210/342-2073) 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.
Sunday, 8:00 AM
Frank Madla Natural Area, Grey Forest
Meet leader Zachary Tonzetich (210/232-3670 or Zachary.email@example.com) in the parking lot at 8:00 am. Bring water and snacks. The park is on Menchaca Road in Grey Forest. Take Bandera Road (Highway 16) to Scenic Loop Road and turn right. Menchaca is located about 2 miles down Scenic Loop on the right. Look for the rock and wood entry gate on the right.
Sunday, 8:00 AM
Meet leader Chris Bailey (210/621-3025) in the large parking lot inside the entrance to the park. We might have access to the gated primitive area, so everyone needs to be prompt.
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):
1st Sunday, 8:00 AM
January 10, 2nd Sunday, 8:00 AM
January 12, 2nd Tuesday, 8:00 AM
January 17, 3rd Sunday, 8:00 AM
January 24, 4th Sunday, 8:00 AM
Check the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center website for the very latest schedule.
San Antonio Audubon Society, 5150 Broadway
#257, San Antonio, TX 78209-5710, E-mail
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