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Field Trips in 2007

December 22, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Mitchell Lake
Meet leader Ernie Roney at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center entrance on Moursund/Pleasanton Road, 0.7 mile south of Loop 410 (exit 46) in south San Antonio. There is $5 tour & entrance fee.Map

December 16, SundaySAAS Christmas Bird Count
Bob Doe is compiler. Sign up at the December meeting. The teams meet in their designated areas for a full day of counting species for science. A great way to see new country and lots of birds. You DO NOT have to be an expert to help on the CBC! Everyone is welcome.

December 15, Saturday, 8:45 AM
Botanical Garden Bird Walk
Meet SAAS leader at the south gate entrance of the Carriage House at 8:45 AM sharp, gates are locked at 9:00 AM; walk ends at about 11 AM. Admission $5 (or SABOT membership). San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place (corner of N. New Braunfels).

December 9, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Goliad State Park
Meet Derek Muschalek at the Whatabuger at the intersection of US 59 and US 183 in Goliad at 8 AM. (Don't be late!) We will follow Derek to a parking lot where the walk will begin. There is an entrance fee for Goliad State Park. Be prepared for a 2 mile walk. We will lunch at a local restaurant. Driving time from San Antonio is over 2 hours.Map

December 8, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS Beginner’s Bird Walk
Meet SAAS leader, Dick Bartels, at Judson Nature Trails next to Alamo Heights swimming pool. At 5900 block of Broadway in Alamo Heights, turn west on Ogden to stop sign at Greely Street. Turn left one block, then right on Viesca to small parking lot on left before the swimming pool. Binoculars available, everyone is welcome.Map

December 1, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Pullin Ranch

In Whitsett. TX. Meet there at 8:00 AM. Driving time about 1 1/2 hours. Proceed down I-37 and exit to FM 99. Take a right and go past the blinking light and the railroad track in Whitsett to Pullin Road on the left. Bring lunch and plan to walk around the ranch. We may make a stop at the feed lot on the way back to look for sandhill cranes and snow geese. Map

November 24, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Mitchell Lake
Meet leader Ernie Roney at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center entrance on Moursund/Pleasanton Road, 0.7 mile south of Loop 410 (exit 46) in south San Antonio. There is $5 tour fee.Map

November 17, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Choke Canyon State Park
Meet Mike Creese at the South Shore Unit parking lot. Directions: take IH-37 south for about 75 miles. Exit at Three Rivers and continue on US 281. Take SH 72 west from Three Rivers about four miles. Bring lunch, water. Entrance fee

November 17, Saturday, 8:45 AM
Botanical Garden Bird Walk
Meet SAAS leader at the south gate entrance of the Carriage House at 8:45 AM sharp, gates are locked at 9:00 AM; walk ends at about 11 AM. Admission $5 (or SABOT membership). San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place (corner of N. New Braunfels).

November 11, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Castroville Regional Park
Meet Georgina Schwartz in the upper parking lot of the Castroville Regional Park. At the Medina River bridge on US 90 West entering Castroville, turn left on Florence Street in front of the Landmark Inn and follow the signs.

November 10, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS Beginner’s Bird Walk
Meet leader Georgina Schwartz at Judson Nature Trails next to Alamo Heights swimming pool. At 5900 block of Broadway in Alamo Heights, turn west on Ogden to stop sign at Greely Street. Turn left one block, then right on Viesca to small parking lot on left before the swimming pool. Binoculars available, everyone is welcome.Map

November 4, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Calaveras and Braunig Lakes
Meet Sheridan Coffey and Martin Reid at the parking lot at the entrance of Calaveras Lake Park. Take IH-37 south to Highway 181 exit to Floresville (exit right, loops over). Proceed to Loop 1604. Take Loop 1604 N east to Stuart Road. Turn left on Stuart Rd. and take the first left into the park. Will be looking for gulls and winter birds including sparrows. Bring lunch, water. Entrance fee ($4, good for both parks).

November 3, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to San Antonio Missions
Meet Andy and Wendy Garcia at the Mission San Juan parking lot. From IH-37 S exit SE Military Drive. Go west to S. Presa. Turn left (south) and go to Graft Rd (on right one mile). From Loop 410 take the S. Presa exit. Go north on S. Presa Turn left on Graft Rd. Trip includes Mission boardwalk trail, 2.5 to 3.5 miles.

October 27, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Bird Walk at Stone Oak Park
Meet SAAS leader Mariann Golden in the parking lot 20395 Stone Oak Parkway. SAAS will be assisting the Friends of Stone Oak Park in creating an inventory listing of birds that might be seen at the park.The park is located approximately 1 mile west of US 281 (look for the large white fence gate right before the park entrance.) If approaching from US 281, turn left on Stone Oak (after the traffic lights at Encino and Evan Roads - be sure to stay on the left side of 281 as it is hard to change lanes north of 1604). The park is on the right side across from the new Canyon Ridge Elementary School. An alternative route would be to take the Stone Oak exit when driving east on 1604, turn left under 1604 and drive north on Stone Oak which curves east before Hardy Oaks, continue past Evans Road, drive past the Canyon Ridge Elementary School and u-turn in the median to reach the park entrance on the north side of Stone Oak.

October 20 , Saturday, 8:45 AM
Botanical Garden Bird Walk
Meet SAAS leader at the south gate entrance of the Carriage House at 8:45 AM sharp, gates are locked at 9:00 AM; walk ends at about 11 AM. Admission $5 (or SABOT membership). San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place (corner of N. New Braunfels).

October 14, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Leon Creek Greenbelt & Bamberger Nature Park
Meet Helen Rejzek at the parking lot at the Leon Creek Greenbelt, 12160 Babcock. We'll be looking for “winter birds” and migrants. From 1604, exit at Babcock and drive south about 2 miles to the Greenway parking lot on the right.

October 13 , Saturday, *8:00 AM*
SAAS Beginner’s Bird Walk
Meet leader Georgina Schwartz at Judson Nature Trails next to Alamo Heights swimming pool. At 5900 block of Broadway in Alamo Heights, turn west on Ogden to stop sign at Greely Street. Turn left one block, then right on Viesca to small parking lot on left before the swimming pool. Binoculars available, everyone is welcome.Map

October 6, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Walker Ranch Historical Park
Meet leaders Andy and Wendy Garcia in the parking lot of Walker Historical Park. The park is located at 12603West Avenue near Nakoma.

September 29, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Live Oak City Park

Meet leader Mike Fatone at 8:00 AM. Bring bug spray, sturdy shoes, sun screen and water. Non-members are welcome. Directions: From I-35 north towards Austin, take the exit to Judson Rd and turn right at the first stop sign. Judson Rd becomes Toepperwein. Turn left at the traffic light at Leafy Hollow Street and go to the end of the street which turns right and becomes the park road. Go to the end of the park road to the parking lot.

September 22 , Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Mitchell Lake
Meet leader Ernie Roney at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center entrance on Moursund/Pleasanton Road, 0.7 mile south of Loop 410 (exit 46) in south San Antonio. A small entrance fee will be charged. Map

September 21, Friday, from 8:00 AM on...
SAAS at Hazel Bazemore Hawk Watch

San Antonio Audubon Society member Georgina Schwartz will be at Hazel Bazemore County Park near Corpus Christi. Meet her any time after 8:00 AM as she leads a day of the best hawk watch in south Texas. The plans for the day are flexible.  Bring lunch and drinking water, sunscreen and sunglasses, and a chair. Depending on what birds are being seen in the Corpus Christi area, we may visit Tule Lake or other sites in the area as well as watching for hawks. Non-members are welcome.

September 15, Saturday, 8:45 AM
Botanical Garden Bird Walk
Meet SAAS leader at the south gate entrance of the Carriage House at 8:45 AM sharp, gates are locked at 9:00 AM; walk ends at about 11 AM. Admission $5 (or SABOT membership). San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place (corner of N. New Braunfels).

September 8 , Saturday, 7:30 AM
SAAS Beginner’s Bird Walk
Meet leader Georgina Schwartz at Judson Nature Trails next to Alamo Heights swimming pool. At 5900 block of Broadway in Alamo Heights, turn west on Ogden to stop sign at Greely Street. Turn left one block, then right on Viesca to small parking lot on left before the swimming pool. Binoculars available, everyone is welcome.Map

September 2, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to O.P. Schnabel Park

Meet leader Helen Rejzek in the parking lot of O.P. Schnabel Park, off Bandera Road North (Hwy 16) opposite Braun Road.

August 25 , Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Mitchell Lake
Meet leader Ernie Roney at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center entrance on Moursund/Pleasanton Road, 0.7 mile south of Loop 410 (exit 46) in south San Antonio. A small entrance fee will be charged.Map

August 25, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Hornsby Bend, Austin

Meet leader Bob Doe at the Environmental Center near the entrance to Hornsby Bend. This trip will concentrate on returning shorebirds. Directions: Take IH-35 north to SH 71 in Austin. Take 71 east past the airport to FM road 973. Turn left toward Manor. Entrance on your left in about 1 mile.

August 18 , Saturday, 8:45 AM
Botanical Garden Bird Walk
Meet SAAS leader at the south gate entrance of the Carriage House at 8:45 AM sharp, gates are locked at 9:00 AM; walk ends at about 11 AM. Admission $5 (or SABOT membership). San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place (corner of N. New Braunfels).

August 11 , Saturday, 7:30 AM
SAAS Beginner’s Bird Walk
Meet leader Georgina Schwartz at Judson Nature Trails next to Alamo Heights swimming pool. At 5900 block of Broadway in Alamo Heights, turn west on Ogden to stop sign at Greely Street. Turn left one block, then right on Viesca to small parking lot on left before the swimming pool. Binoculars available, everyone is welcome.Map

July 28, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Mitchell Lake
Meet leader Ernie Roney at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center entrance on Moursund/Pleasanton Road, 0.7 mile south of Loop 410 (exit 46) in south San Antonio. A small entrance fee will be charged.Map

July 22, Sunday, 7:30 AM
SAAS field trip to Carter/Butler Ranch
in Karnes County
From San Antonio, take I-37 south about 60 miles to exit 88 (road 1099); turn left onto 1099. Travel 1099/407 12 miles to first stop sign. Turn right at stop sign onto 2924. Travel on 2924 for less than a mile to 99. Turn left on 99. Travel on 99 for about 3 miles to 2102. Turn right on 2102. Gate will be on the right in about 1/8 mile where we will meet Sue Carter. Bring lunch, water, and wear long pants. [Please call the SAAS tape at phone and let us know you are coming, so we will wait for you. Or call SAAS Field Trip Coordinator Helen Rejzek at .]

July 21, Saturday, 8:45 AM
Botanical Garden Bird Walk
Meet SAAS leader Helen Rejzek at the south gate entrance of the Carriage House at 8:45 AM sharp, gates are locked at 9:00 AM; walk ends at about 11 AM. Admission $5 (or SABOT membership). San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place (corner of N. New Braunfels).

July 14, Saturday, **7:30 AM**
SAAS Beginner’s Bird Walk
Meet leader Georgina Schwartz at Judson Nature Trails next to Alamo Heights swimming pool. At 5900 block of Broadway in Alamo Heights, turn west on Ogden to stop sign at Greely Street. Turn left one block, then right on Viesca to small parking lot on left before the swimming pool. Binoculars available, everyone is welcome.Map

July 8, Sunday, 7:30 AM
SAAS field trip to Choke Canyon State Park

Meet Bob Doe at the entrance to the South Shore unit. Take I-37 south to the Three Rivers exit. Turn right on Highway 72, go 3 miles to the entrance (1.5 hours drive time). Entrance fee. Bring lunch and plenty of water.

July 1, Sunday, 7:30 AM
SAAS field trip to Friedrich Park

Meet Helen Rejzek in the parking lot at 7:30 AM. Might be the last chance for a Golden-cheeked Warbler before they head south. Will probably go along the ridge top (Vista Loop) so wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Take I-10 west past loop 1604, exit at Camp Bullis Road.Go under the freeway and turn right onto the access road. Follow the signs to the park.

June 23 , Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Mitchell Lake
Meet leader Ernie Roney at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center entrance on Moursund/Pleasanton Road, 0.7 mile south of Loop 410 (exit 46) in south San Antonio. A small entrance fee will be charged.Map

June 16 , Saturday, 8:45 AM
Botanical Garden Bird Walk
Meet SAAS leader Helen Rejzek at the south gate entrance of the Carriage House at 8:45 AM sharp, gates are locked at 9:00 AM; walk ends at about 11 AM. Admission $5 (or SABOT membership). San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place (corner of N. New Braunfels).

June 16 , Saturday, 8:45 AM
Botanical Garden Bird Walk
Meet SAAS leader Helen Rejzek at the south gate entrance of the Carriage House at 8:45 AM sharp, gates are locked at 9:00 AM; walk ends at about 11 AM. Admission $5 (or SABOT membership). San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place (corner of N. New Braunfels).

June 10, Sunday, 7:45 AM
SAAS field trip to South Llano River State Park

Meet Georgina Schwartz at the park office. Bring lunch, water, and sunscreen. We will visit the various bird blinds and other locations around the area. Take I-10 to Junction, about 120 miles to US 377. Exit and go 5 miles south to the park entrance on the left. Please call to confirm as heavy rains will close the park. Since this is about 2 1/2 hours out, you might want to stay overnight in one of Junction’s motels.

June 9 , Saturday, **7:30 AM**
SAAS Beginner’s Bird Walk
Meet leader Georgina Schwartz at Judson Nature Trails next to Alamo Heights swimming pool. At 5900 block of Broadway in Alamo Heights, turn west on Ogden to stop sign at Greely Street. Turn left one block, then right on Viesca to small parking lot on left before the swimming pool. Binoculars available, everyone is welcome.Map

June 2, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Uvalde

Meet leader Bob Rasa at the east side of the HEB parking lot in Uvalde. It will take approximately 2 hours from San Antonio. Bring lunch and water; all day.

May 27, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Medina River Natural Area

Meet Georgina Schwartz and Helen Rejzek at the entrance. Take SH 16 south of Loop 410 (4.2 miles). Turn left into the park just before you reach the bridge over the Medina River.

May 26 , Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Mitchell Lake
Meet leader Ernie Roney at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center entrance on Moursund/Pleasanton Road, 0.7 mile south of Loop 410 (exit 46) in south San Antonio. A small entrance fee will be charged.Map

May 20, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS Adopt-a-Highway Trash Pickup
SAAS has agreed to pick up trash once each quarter. Meet at the sign designating the San Antonio Audubon’s section along US 281 (south of 410) map to pick up supplies and instructions. Bring gloves and water. The sign is 2 miles south of the intersection of US 281 with FM 1937. Our section continues 2 miles to just past the Medina River Bridge. Our goal is always to finish in two hours or less, so participants can always head over to Mitchell Lake for some birding afterwards. Info: Barbara Kyse

May 19 , Saturday, 8:45 AM
Botanical Garden Bird Walk
Meet SAAS leader at the south gate entrance of the Carriage House at 8:45 AM sharp, gates are locked at 9:00 AM; walk ends at about 11 AM. Admission $5. San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place (corner of N. New Braunfels).

May 19, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Lost Maples State Park
Meet leader Eric Brierley at the main gate. If you’d like to camp the night before, e-mail *** to reserve a site.

May 13, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Castroville Regional Park

Meet leader Georgina Schwartz in the upper parking lot at 8:00 AM. Take Highway 90 west to Castroville. Turn left on Athens Street and follow the signs to the park.

May 12 , Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS Beginner’s Bird Walk
Meet leader Dick Bartels at Judson Nature Trails next to Alamo Heights swimming pool. At 5900 block of Broadway in Alamo Heights, turn west on Ogden to stop sign at Greely Street. Turn left one block, then right on Viesca to small parking lot on left before the swimming pool. Binoculars available, everyone is welcome.Map

May 12, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Mission San Juan and Espada Acequia
Meet leaders Andy and Wendy Garcia at the Mission San Juan parking lot. Directions: From Loop 410 in SE San Antonio, take S. Presa (exit 42) northwest about 2 miles to Graf Road (on the left). Turn onto Graf and proceed past Ashley Road to the mission complex.

May 6, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Comanche Lookout Park
Meet leader Mariann Golden in the parking lot. The park is located at 15551 Nacogdoches Road north of Judson Road in NE San Antonio (inside of Loop 1604).

May 5, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Avenue A, Brackenridge Park

Meet leader Karen Moulder at Avenue A (south of Mulberry). Avenue A is at the south end of Brackenridge Park. The street runs between Brackenridge Golf Course and the river.

May 4, 5 & 6 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Birdiest City/ County Contest

See how many species of birds can be counted within the city/county over a 3-day period. Contact coordinator Mike Creese for details.

April 29, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Maverick Ranch [UPDATED]
Meet at Maverick Ranch gate at 8:00 AM. Exit I-10 west at Leon Springs. Take a left on Boerne Stage Rd and go 3 miles to the intersection with Scenic Loop Rd. Take a right and go 1.4 miles to the gate on the left. The gate is locked behind us. Hostesses at Maverick Ranch are Bebe and Mary Fenstermaker.

April 28, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Mitchell Lake
Meet leader Ernie Roney at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center entrance on Moursund/Pleasanton Road, 0.7 mile south of Loop 410 (exit 46) in south San Antonio. A small entrance fee will be charged.Map

April 22, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Warbler Woods
Meet at Susan and Don’s Schaezler’s home,19349 Old Wiederstein Road in Cibolo. From I-35 northbound, take Exit 176. Stay on access road and turn right onto Wiederstein Road. After about 1/2 mile, turn left onto Old Wiederstein Road and continue past Dean Road 4/10 mile to the driveway with the green mailbox.

April 21, Saturday, 8:45 AM
Botanical Garden Bird Walk
Meet SAAS leader at the south gate entrance of the Carriage House at 8:45 AM sharp, gates are locked at 9:00 AM; walk ends at about 11 AM. Admission $5. San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place (corner of N. New Braunfels).

April 14, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS Beginner’s Bird Walk
Meet leader Georgina Schwartz at Judson Nature Trails next to Alamo Heights swimming pool. At 5900 block of Broadway in Alamo Heights, turn west on Ogden to stop sign at Greely Street. Turn left one block, then right on Viesca to small parking lot on left before the swimming pool. Binoculars available, everyone is welcome.Map

April 7, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Tobin Park

Meet leader Mariann Golden in parking lot. The park is on Salado Creek at 100 Ira Lee Rd. Turn left off Austin Highway northeast of Eisenhauer Road just past the cemeteries. map

April 1, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Walker Ranch Historical Park

Meet leaders Andy and Wendy Garcia in parking lot. The park is located at 12603 West Avenue between Blanco and Nakoma. Good birds. No fooling.

March 25, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Medina River Natural Area

Meet Helen Rejzek at the entrance. Take SH 16 south of Loop 410. Turn left into the park just before you reach the bridge over the Medina River.

March 24, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Mitchell Lake
Meet leader Ernie Roney at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center entrance on Moursund/Pleasanton Road, 0.7 mile south of Loop 410 (exit 46) in south San Antonio. A small entrance fee will be charged.Map

March 17, Saturday, **8:45 AM**
Botanical Garden Bird Walk
Meet SAAS leader at the south gate entrance of the Carriage House at 8:45 AM sharp, gates are locked at 9:00 AM; walk ends at about 11 AM. Admission $5. San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place (corner of N. New Braunfels).

March 17, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Choke Canyon State Park

Meet Mike Creese at the entrance to the South Shore Unit. Take I-37 south. Take Three Rivers exit. Turn right on Highway 72, go 3 miles to entrance. (1.5 hours drive time) $3 entry fee.

March 11, Sunday, 8:00 AM (DST)
SAAS field trip to Friedrich Wilderness Park and Crownridge Canyon Natural Area

Meet Helen Rejzek at the entrance to Friedrich Park, 21395 Milsa. This trip is designed specifically to look for recently-arrived Golden-cheeked Warblers. Note Daylight Savings Time.

March 10, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS Beginner’s Bird Walk
Meet leader Dick Bartels at Judson Nature Trails next to Alamo Heights swimming pool. At 5900 block of Broadway in Alamo Heights, turn west on Ogden to stop sign at Greely Street. Turn left one block, then right on Viesca to small parking lot on left before the swimming pool. Binoculars available, everyone is welcome.Map

March 4, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS Adopt-a-Highway Trash Pick-up

SAAS has agreed to pick up trash once each quarter. Meet at the sign designating the San Antonio Audubon’s section along US 281 (south of 410) map to pick up supplies and instructions. Bring gloves and water. The sign is 2 miles south of the intersection of US 281 with FM 1937. Our section continues 2 miles to just past the Medina River Bridge. Our goal is always to finish in two hours or less, so participants can always head over to Mitchell Lake for some birding afterwards.

February 17, Saturday, **8:45 AM**
Botanical Garden Bird Walk
Meet SAAS leader at the south gate entrance of the Carriage House at 8:45 AM sharp, gates are locked at 9:00 AM; walk ends at about 11 AM. Admission $5. San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place (corner of N. New Braunfels).

February 11, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Bamberger Nature Park & Leon Creek Greenway

Meet Helen Rejzek at the BNP parking area on Babcock just east of the bridge over Leon Creek. (1.5 miles south of 1604)

February 10, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS Beginner’s Bird Walk
Meet leader Georgina Schwartz at Judson Nature Trails next to Alamo Heights swimming pool. At 5900 block of Broadway in Alamo Heights, turn west on Ogden to stop sign at Greely Street. Turn left one block, then right on Viesca to small parking lot on left before the swimming pool. Binoculars available, everyone is welcome.Map

February 4, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS Field trip to Uvalde

Meet Bob Rasa at the courthouse parking area at the intersection of US 90 and US 83. Bring lunch and water. All day.

February 3, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Cartwright Ranch
Meet leader Jean Bensmiller at the causeway on FM 534 over Lake Corpus Christi; arrive early if you want to bird there. About 2 hours south of SA: take IH-37 south to exit 47 (Swinney Switch), go to the intersection of FM 534. Turn right on 534 toward Dinero and go about a half mile; park off the road before you reach the causeway. Carpooling is encouraged; Jean will lead the caravan to the ranch gate. Bring lunch and water; no restrooms, but there’s a convenience store in Swinney Switch. Probable Green Jays, Great Kiskadee and lots more. Map

January 28, Sunday, 7:30 AM
SAAS field trip to McAllister Park

Directions: From US 281 exit Bitters Rd and go east to the stoplight at Jones-Maltsberger and turn left (north). Go to the park entrance on the right after the police station and go to the first restroom on the left. Bill Collins will lead. 7:30 AM for owls, 8:00 for everyone else.

January 27, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip to Mitchell Lake
Meet leader Ernie Roney at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center entrance on Moursund/Pleasanton Road, 0.7 mile south of Loop 410 (exit 46) in south San Antonio. A small entrance fee will be charged.Map

January 20, Saturday, **8:45 AM**
Botanical Garden Bird Walk
Meet SAAS leader Greg Lisciandro at the south gate entrance of the Carriage House at 8:45 AM sharp, gates are locked at 9:00 AM; walk ends at about 11 AM. Admission $5. San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place (corner of N. New Braunfels).

January 14, Sunday, 7:30 AM
SAAS field trip to the Farm Fields of Medina and Bexar Counties

An exploratory trip through agricultural areas of eastern Medina County and western Bexar County. We will be looking specifically for birds generally considered to be rare in the area: Longspurs, Horned Larks, Mountain Plover, Burrowing Owl, Rock Wren; rare raptors such as Prairie Falcon, Merlin or Rough-legged Hawk, Sandhill Crane, etc. Bring spotting scope, if available. Success for these rare birds cannot be guaranteed. Meet at 7:30 at Taft High School on Culebra Road (FM 471) outside of Loop 1604. Leader: Bob Doe

January 13, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS Beginner’s Bird Walk
Meet leader James Middleton at Judson Nature Trails next to Alamo Heights swimming pool. At 5900 block of Broadway in Alamo Heights, turn west on Ogden to stop sign at Greely Street. Turn left one block, then right on Viesca to small parking lot on left before the swimming pool. Binoculars available, everyone is welcome.Map

 


 

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