Archive: 2013 Trips

January 6, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Southwest High School

Meet leader Helen Rejzek (210/679-7437) at the main parking lot by the athletic building at Southwest High School, 11914 Dragon Lane. From S Loop 410, take Old Pearsall Road exit. Turn right and go past the Medina River bridge. Entrance to the school is on your right. When you enter the gate, drive to the end of the road. You will see the large parking lot at the athletic complex. Bring snacks and water; lunch at local restaurant.

January 10, Thursday, 8:00 AM
McAllister Park

Meet Bill Zwartjes (210/495-5123) at the first parking lot on the left about 1/4 mile inside the park. The park is 0.75 mile north of Starcrest, just past the police station on Jones Maltsberger. Bring snacks and water; lunch at a local restaurant.

January 12, 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. Go 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

January 13,Sunday, 8:00 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (210/632-2812) in the parking lot of the park. From San Antonio, take IH-10 Eastto the FM 1518 exit and go north toward Schertz. Look for a brown park sign at Schaefer Rd. Turn right and go 3 miles to the park. Entrance will be on your left before the creek. Bring snacks and water.

January 22, Tuesday, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
SeaWorld San Antonio (Bird Departments)

We will tour the Bird House back area, Flamingo Exhibit, and Polar building. Please RSVP to Patsy Inglet (tpinglet@satx.rr.com or 210/698-8445) by Friday, January 18, and you will be sent detailed directions.

January 24, Thursday, 8:00 AM
Warbler Woods

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (210/632-2812) at Don and Susan Schaezler's sanctuary in Cibolo. Take IH-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 the green mailbox, 19349 Old Wiederstein.

January 27, Sunday, 1:00 PM
Skimmer Boat Trip in Rockport

At this time, there is still space available on this trip. Please contact Helen Rejzek (210/679-7437) if you
would like to go. Meet at the Skimmer's dock no later than 12:20 PM. The Skimmer is located at 216 N Fulton Beach Road. Take TX 35 through Rockport. Turn right at Cactus Street. Turn left on Beach St./S Fulton Beach Road. You will see the sign for Rockport Birding and Kayak. Drinks and food are allowed on board. Group rate is $45; $50 if we can't fill the boat. Please RSVP as soon as possible. Payment in advance; nonrefundable unless your slot can be filled.

February 2, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Canyon Lake Area

Meet leader Bob Doe (830/438-8399) at the Valero station at the intersection of US 281 and Farm Road 306 in north Comal County. During the morning, we will look for loons and Greater Scaup on the lake and wintering sparrows in the lakeside brush. In the afternoon, we will bird the trails along the river below the dam. Plan on picnic lunch at Little Jacob Creek Park. Please contact Bob if you are planning to attend.

February 3, Sunday, 8:00 AM
New Braunfels Fields

Meet leader Bob Doe (830/438-8399) at the parking lot of the Clear Springs Cafe in New Braunfels. Since we will be driving the roads next to the agricultural fields, it will be easier to carpool from the cafe. This trip is not appropriate for children and new birders as we will be spending a lot of time searching for rare, local, and hard-to-see birds, which include longspurs, cranes, and sparrows. From San Antonio, take IH 35 north to New Braunfels. Exit at State Highway 46. Take SH 46 east (toward Seguin). The Clear Springs Cafe will be on your right. Bring snacks and water; lunch locally. Please contact Bob if you are planning to attend.

February 5, Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (210/632-2812) in the main parking lot of the park. From San Antonio, take IH-10 E to the FM 1518 exit and go north toward Schertz. Look for the brown park sign at Schaefer Road. Turn right and go 3 miles. The park is on the left just before the Cibolo Creek crossing. Bring water
and snacks; lunch at a local restaurant.

February 9, 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. Go 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 23, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Haggard Ranch

Meet Metha Haggard on her ranch in southwest Bexar County. Go south on IH 35 about 4 miles south of Loop 1604 and take Exit 137 (Shepherd Road) off of IH 35. Go left over the interstate, take another left on the northbound access road. Drive 0.5 mile to gate (cattle guard). Combination for the gate is 2020; please make sure the gate is closed once you are through. Go over the second cattle guard and go left at the fork to the house. Bring water, snacks, and lunch.
For info, contact Metha (210/622-3886).

February 24, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Warbler Woods

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (210/632-2812) at Don and Susan Schaezler's sanctuary in Cibolo. Take IH-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 the green mailbox, 19349 Old Wiederstein.

March 2, Saturday, 8:00 AM
King Ranch, Kingsville, TX

We will meet at the historic King Ranch in Kingsville and spend half a day traveling by van around the ranch as we look for birds. Cost is $37 per person. Trip limited to 16 SAAS members and all spaces are filled.

March 7, Thursday, 8:00 AM
Southside Lions Park

Meet Bill Zwartjes (210/495-5123) at the parking lot on the south side of the lake. To get to the park from the north, take I-37 to E. Southcross (exit 138A) and go east to Pecan Valley Dr. Turn left and go 0.5 miles north to the park on your right. Go around the lake and park in the parking area to your right. From the south, exit at Pecan Valley Dr. (exit 136) and go past Southcross 0.5 miles to the park. Bring water and snacks. Lunch at a local restaurant.

March 9, 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. Go 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 10, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (210/632-2812) 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 Schaefer Rd. Turn right and go 3 miles to the park. Entrance will be on your left before the creek. Bring snacks and water.

March 16 and 17, Saturday and Sunday
Kickapoo Caverns and Vicinity

Join leader Graham Floyd (503/705-8046) at the Kickapoo Caverns State Park to search for the Elf Owl on Saturday evening. During the day on Saturday and Sunday, we will bird in both Edwards and Kinney Counties looking for spring migrants. Camping is possible in the park and Brackettville has a hotel. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Contact Graham to RSVP.

March 20, Wednesday, 8:00 AM
Friedrich Wilderness Park

Meet leader Helen Rejzek (hmr78253@gmail.com, 210/679-7437) in the main parking area of the park. The park is about 15 miles from downtown San Antonio. Take IH-10 West past Loop 1604. Take the Dominion Drive exit #552. Drive about 1.5 miles and take the turnaround under the interstate, then take the second right turn on Milsa. Milsa makes a left turn, the park is on the right. Trails are steep and rocky, wear suitable footwear. Bring water and snacks.

March 24, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Choke Canyon State Park, Calliham Unit

Meet leader Mike Creese (mfcreese@yahoo.com or 210/479-5552) at the entrance parking lot of the Calliham Unit. Go south on I-37 and take the exit to Three Rivers. In town, turn west on FM 72 and go past the Southshore Unit for about 10 miles. The road to the park is on the right. Bring water, snacks, and lunch.

March 28, Thursday, 8:00 AM
Warbler Woods

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (210/632-2812) at Don and Susan Schaezler's sanctuary in Cibolo. Take IH-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.

March 30, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Land Heritage Institute

Meet leaders Patsy and Alan Kuentz
(apkuentz@aol.com, 210/749-7196 or 210/422-3218) at the convenience store at the intersection of Hwy 16 and Loop 1604 West promptly at 8:00 AM. Follow I-35 from downtown and take Exit 149 Poteet/Palo Alto Road. Follow access road for about a mile and turn left on Poteet/Jourdanton Freeway/Hwy 472, which turns right to Palo Alto Road/Hwy 16 at Loop 410.Continue for about 6 miles past 410 to store at corner of Hwy 16 and Loop 1604. From the store, we will convoy to the LHI property on Neal Road. There is a $3 per person donation. Bring snacks and water.

April 3, Wednesday, 8:00 AM
Lost Maples State Natural Area

Meet Tom and Patsy Inglet at the entry station/visitor center, about 1.75 hours from SA. Bring $5 for day use fee or use State Parks Pass. For directions to Lost Maples, see our birding locations page. Cell phones may not work in the area; call visitor center if necessary, 830/966-3413. We will hike the Maple and Lower East Trails to see Golden-cheeked Warblers and other spring visitors. Optional hike to the upper East Trail and back to the ponds to see Black-capped Vireo. Wear good hiking shoes; bring hiking sticks if you want. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. RSVP to Inglets: tpinglet@satx.rr.com.

April 6, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (210/632-2812) in the main parking lot of the park. From San Antonio, take IH-10 E to the FM 1518 exit and go north toward Schertz. Look for the brown park sign at Schaefer Road. Turn right and go 3 miles. The park is on the left just before the Cibolo Creek crossing. Bring water and snacks; lunch at a local restaurant.

April 7, Sunday, 7:30 AM
Maverick Ranch

Meet Mary and Bebe Fenstermaker (830/981-4477) at the gate to their ranch on Boerne Stage Road in NW Bexar County. Exit I-10 at Leon Springs. Turn left on Boerne Stage Road, drive 3 miles to stop sign, turn right on Boerne Stage Road. Go 1.4 miles to their gate on the left. The gate will be locked after we meet, so please be on time. Bring lunch, snacks, and water.

April 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. Go 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 13, Saturday, 9:00 AM--note start time
Brazos Bend State Park

Meet Mariann Golden (210/415-4661) at the park ranger station. Entry fee or use State Parks Pass. Bring lunch, snacks, and water; dress for the weather. Directions are from Sealy. Go south on TX 36 to FM 1462 and turn left on FM 1462, then FM 762 to the park entrance road on the right. Drive to ranger station about one hour from Sealy. Sealy is about 2 hours from San Antonio. Park address is 21901 FM 762, Needville, TX 77461. Phone is 979/553-5102.

April 14, Sunday, 7:00 AM--note early start time
Attwater Prairie Chicken Festival

Festival is free (donations accepted). For info about festival: 979/234-3021 or check their website. Meet at the refuge at 7:00 AM or earlier to ride vans to view the chickens. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Scopes are needed; we will be glad to share scopes. You can sign up for other tours. Directions are from Sealy: Go south on TX 36 for 1 mile, right on 3013 for 10 miles, then follow signs to refuge HQ. Some of us will stay in motels in Sealy on Saturday night. For trip info, call Mariann Golden 210/415-4661.

April 16, Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Eisenhower Park

Meet leaders Lora Reynolds (210/414-0792) and Lora Render (210/687-9722) in the main parking lot. The park is located 1.1 miles outside of Loop 1604 at 19399 NW Military Highway. The park entrance is on the left before Camp Bullis. Bring water and snacks; rocky in places so wear appropriate footwear.

April 23, Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Warbler Woods

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (210/632-2812) at Don and Susan Schaezler's sanctuary in Cibolo. Take IH-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.

April 27, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Love Creek Preserve, Medina, TX

Ryan Smith will lead tour of Nature Conservancy preserve. From Bandera Rd. (Hwy 16), drive through Helotes and Bandera to town of Medina. Or take IH-10 west to Boerne, then take 46 west to Pipe Creek and west on 16 to Medina. Park across from the Apple Store (a restaurant) in Medina, which is on the right, and we will carpool to the preserve. We will walk down a canyon, about a mile of moderate to heavy hiking. Contact Ryan (210/563-3677) to RSVP. Bring water and snacks; lunch at a local restaurant. For questions, contact Helen Rejzek at hmr78253@gmail.com or 210/679_7437.

April 28, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Avenue A

Meet Tim Katafias (tmkatafias@live.com) in parking area on Red Oak north of Avenue A. Turn north on Red Oak from Mulberry in Brackenridge Park.

May 11, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS Beginners’ Bird Walk
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on this walk with 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.Map

May 11, Saturday, 7:30 AM
Avenue A

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with us! Meet leader Tim Katafias (tmkatafias@gmail.com) in parking area on Red Oak north of Avenue A. Turn north on Red Oak from Mulberry in Brackenridge Park. Bring water and snacks.

May 16, Thursday, 7:30 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (210/632-2812) in the main parking lot of the park. From San Antonio, take IH-10 E to the FM 1518 exit and go north toward Schertz. Look for the brown park sign at Schaefer Road. Turn right and go 3 miles. The park is on the left just before the Cibolo Creek crossing. Bring water and snacks; lunch at a local restaurant.

May 28, Tuesday, 7:30 AM
Medina River Natural Area

Meet leader Helen Rejzek (hmr78253@gmail.com, 210/679-7437) in the parking lot of the natural area. From Loop 410 S, take the Palo Alto/SH 16 exit. Drive 4.2 miles south on SH 16; the park entrance is on the east side (left) just before the bridge. Bring water, snacks and bug spray.

June 1, Saturday, 7:30 AM
Haggard Ranch with Potluck Lunch

Visit Metha for a walk at her ranch in South Bexar County. Go south on IH-35, about 4 miles south of Loop 1604 and take Exit 137 (Shepherd Road) off of IH-35. Go left over the freeway, take another left on the northbound access road. Drive 0.5 mile to the gate (cattle guard). Gate lock combination is 2020; please make sure the gate is closed once you drive through. Go over second cattle guard and go left at the fork to the house. Bring lunch and either a side dish or dessert to share.

June 8, Saturday, 7:30 AM
SAAS Beginners’ Bird Walk
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on this walk with 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.Map

June 9, Sunday, 7:00 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (210/632-2812) in the main parking lot of the park. From San Antonio, take IH-10 E to the FM 1518 exit and go north toward Schertz. Look for the brown park sign at Schaefer Road. Turn right and go 3 miles. The park is on the left just before the Cibolo Creek crossing. Bring water and snacks; lunch at a local restaurant.

June 15, Saturday, 7:30 AM
Castroville Regional Park

Meet leader Georgina Schwartz (210/342-2073) in the upper parking lot of the park. Take US 90 west to Castroville. At the end of the Medina River bridge entering Castroville, turn left in front of the Landmark Inn onto Florence Street and follow the signs to the park.Bring water and snacks; lunch at a local restaurant.

June 19, Wednesday, 7:30 AM
Spring Lake, San Marcos

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler in the parking lot adjacent to the Glass Bottom Boats. We will be walking the grounds of what was formerly known as Aquarena Springs, now returned to a more natural state to protect threatened wildlife and plant life. After our field trip we will be taking the glass bottom boat tour at 11:30 am. If you'd like to join us on the boat, please contact Sandi at Wheels5683@gmail.com or 210/632-2812 to make your reservation for the boat trip. Cost for the boat trip is $9/person. Take IH-35 N to exit 206 and turn left onto Aquarena Springs Drive; turn right onto West Laurel St. and then a slight left onto Spring Lake. Address is 167 Spring Lake, San Marcos, TX 78666. Phone is 512/245-7570.

June 22, Saturday, 7:00 PM
Warbler Woods at Night

Join Sandi Wheeler for an evening visit to Don and Susan Schaezler's Warbler Woods for nightjars, nighthawks and owls. Bring flashlight, chair, water and snacks. If you would like to join us for dinner at Siam Cuisine (Thai) in Schertz before the field trip, please contact Sandi at Wheels5683@gmail.com or 210/632-2812. To get to Warbler Woods, take IH-35 N toward Austin. Take Exit 176 Wiederstein. Turn right on Wiederstein at the overpass. Take the first left onto Old Wiederstein. Warbler Woods begins on the right just past Dean Road. Look for the green mailbox 19349 Old Wiederstein

July 11, Thursday, 7:30 AM
Joshua Springs Park and Preserve, Kendall County

Meet leader Desi D'Orsogna (home 830-755-8642/cell 361-648-2719) at the first parking lot inside the park, approximately 45 minutes from downtown San Antonio. Take I-10 West to Exit 533 (Welfare/FM 289). Stay right and go past Po-Po's Restaurant. Veer left and follow FM 289. Go under I-10 and make the first right. The park is on your immediate left. Bring water, snacks, and insect repellent. Please RSVP to Desi.

July 13, Saturday, 7:30 AM
SAAS Beginners’ Bird Walk
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on this walk with 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.Map

July 18, Thursday, 7:00 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (210/632-2812) in the main parking lot of the park. From San Antonio, take IH-10 E to the FM 1518 exit and go north toward Schertz. Look for the brown park sign at Schaefer Road. Turn right and go 3 miles. The park is on the left just before the Cibolo Creek crossing. Bring water and snacks; lunch at a local restaurant.

July 20, Saturday, 7:30 AM
Hornsby Bend, Travis County

We will join the monthly bird walk at Hornsby Bend in Austin. It begins at 7:30 AM, so please allow enough travel time to arrive promptly. To attend, contact Helen Rejzek(hmr78253@gmail.com or 210/679-7437) no later than July 10 so we can inform the local leader how many people to expect. Bring water, snacks, and insect repellent. Driving directions: hornsbybend.org.

August 3, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Choke Canyon State Park

Meet leader Mike Creese (210/479-5552) at the entrance parking lot of the Calliham Unit of Choke Canyon State Park. Go south on I-37 and take the exit to Three Rivers. In town, turn west on FM 72, drive past the South Shore Unit and continue for approximately 10 miles. The road to the entrance is on the right. Bring water, snacks, insect repellent, and lunch. The entrance fee is $4 or use your State Parks Pass.

August 10, Saturday, 7:30 AM
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.Map

August 24, Saturday, 7:30 AM
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

Meet leaders Dodge and Lorna Engleman (210/492-6872) at the visitor center at Mitchell Lake AudubonCenter (MLAC). We will focus on shorebirds. Bring water, snacks, and insect repellent. The fee is $3 for MLAC members and $5 for non-members. From Loop 410 South, take Exit 46 Moursund Blvd. Go south for 0.7 mile, the gate is on your left.

August 25, Sunday , 7:00 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (wheels5683@gmail.com) in the main parking lot of the park. From San Antonio, take IH-10 E to the FM 1518 exit and go north toward Schertz. Look for the brown park sign at Schaefer Road. Turn right and go 3 miles. The park is on the left just before the Cibolo Creek crossing. Bring water and snacks; lunch at a local restaurant.

August 10, Saturday, 7:30 AM
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.Map

September 14, Saturday,  8:00 AM
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.Map

September 17, Tuesday, 7:30 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (wheels5683@gmail.com) in the main parking lot of the park. From San Antonio, take IH-10 E to the FM 1518 exit and go north toward Schertz. Look for the brown park sign at Schaefer Road. Turn right and go 3 miles. The park is on the left just before the Cibolo Creek crossing. Bring water and snacks.

September 21, Saturday, 7:45 AM
S Llano State Park and Junction area

Meet Rhandy Helton and Georgina Schwartz at 7:45 am at the Shell Station at the Martinez Street exit to Junction. We will start the trip at the sewer ponds. Trip includes S Llano State Park, the river crossings, and other locations around Junction. Please let Georgina know if you are coming. (210-342-2073) Bring water, snacks, lunch at a local restaurant.

September 22, Sunday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip Avenue A

Meet leader Tim Katafias (tmkatafias@gmail.com) in the parking lot on Red Oak. Turn north on Red Oak from Mulberry in Brackenridge Park. Bring water and snacks.

October 5, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Cibolo Nature Center/Boerne Lake

Meet Barbara and Dennis Trujillo (210/867-0719, 210/410-8345, skeeter78240@yahoo.com) in the main parking lot of the center. Take I-10 West toward
Boerne. Take the first Boerne exit, US 87 until TX 46 turns right at the Cibolo Creek bridge. Turn right on TX 46 and follow to edge of town and sign on the right to Boerne City Park and Cibolo Nature Center. Go to end of road to parking lot. After CNC, we’ll go to Boerne City Lake Park, where there’s a fee of $12 per vehicle, so we’ll carpool from CNC. Bring water; lunch at restaurant. Please RSVP to Barbara or Dennis.

October 6, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Land Heritage Institute

Meet leaders Patsy and Alan Kuentz (210/749-7196, 210/422-3218, apkuentz@aol.com)at the convenience store at the intersection of Hwy 16 S. and Loop 1604 West promptly at 8:00 AM. From I-35 S. downtown, take Exit 149 Poteet/Palo Alto Road. Follow access road for about a mile and turn left on Poteet/
Jourdanton Freeway/Highway 422,which later turns into Palo Alto Rd./Highway 16 at Loop 410. Continue for about 6 miles past Loop 410 to the convenience store which will be on your left at the intersection with 1604. From the store, we will convoy to LHI on Neal Road. $3/person donation. Bring snacks and water.

October 12, Saturday,  8:00 AM
SAAS Beginners’ Bird Walk and Annual Picnic

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.Map The annual SAAS picnic will begin around 11:30 AM and everyone is invited. Please bring food to share and a chair. SAAS will furnish drinks, plates and plastic ware.

October 13, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Joshua Springs Park and Preserve, Kendall County

Meet leader Desi D'Orsogna (home 830/755-8642 or cell 361-648-2719) at the first parking lot in the park, about 45 minutes from downtown SA. Take I-10 West to Exit 533 (Welfare/FM 289). Stay right and go past Po-Po's Restaurant. Veer left and follow FM 289. Go under I-10 and make the first right. The park is on left. Bring water; lunch in Boerne. Please RSVP to Desi.

October 22, Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Medina River Natural Area

Meet leader Helen Rejzek (210/679-7437 or hmr78253@gmail.com) in the main parking lot of the park. From Loop 410 S, take Palo Alto/SH16 exit. Drive 4.2 miles south on SH 16; park is on left just before bridge. Bring water; lunch at a local restaurant.

October 27, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (wheels5683@gmail.com) in the main parking lot of the park. From San Antonio, take IH-10 E to the FM 1518 exit and go north toward Schertz. Look for the brown park sign at Schaefer Road. Turn right and go 3 miles. The park is on the left just before the Cibolo Creek crossing. Bring water and snacks.

November 5, Tuesday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip Eisenhower Park

Meet leader Jane Henry(h 210-690-2267 or c 210-288-7463) in the area close to the front near the restrooms. The address of Eisenhower Park is 19399 NW Military Highway. The park is outside the Loop 1604on NW Military. It is right before the entrance to Camp Bullis. Bring water, snacks, and your favorite field guide.

November 9, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS Beginner's Bird Walk

Meet the leader at the Judson Nature Trails. From Broadway at the 5900 block, turn west on Ogden Street to the stop sign at Greeley Street and the sign to the Nature Trails. Turn left, go one block and turn right on Viesca to the parking lot on left before the swimming pool. All are welcomed, binoculars available.

November 9, Saturday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip Pullin Ranch

Meet Georgina Schwartz and Kevin Bentsmiller at the gate to the Pullin Ranch in Whitsett at 8 am. To get there go down I -37 south to FM 99 and exit towards Whitsett. Make a pit stop at one of the convenience stores at this intersection. Go into Whitsett and turn left on Alt. US 281 and go 2 streets to Burke and turn right. Go to end of street. Bring snacks, drinking water, and lunch. Note these directions are new! Driving time is a little over an hour. Time permitting, we may stop at the feed lots off of 99 on the way home. This is a walking around trip. Contact Georgina to let her know if you are attending and for more information, 210-342-2073.

November 19, Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (wheels5683@gmail.com) in the main parking lot of the park. From San Antonio, take IH-10 E to the FM 1518 exit and go north toward Schertz. Look for the brown park sign at Schaefer Road. Turn right and go 3 miles. The park is on the left just before the Cibolo Creek crossing. Bring water and snacks.

November 21, Thursday, 8:00 AM
SAAS field trip McAllister Park

Meet leader Bill Zwartjes(210-495-5123) at the first parking lot on the left about 1/4 mile inside the park. The park is 0.75 mile north of Starcrest just past the police station on Jones Maltsberger. Bring snacks and water.

December 1, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Bulverde Oaks

Meet Tom and Patsy Inglet at the gate to this Green Space Alliances property for the first bird count here. Directions: At 1604 and Judson Road in north San
Antonio, go west on the access road about 1/4 mile to the gate on the right. Bruce Fried will meet us. RSVP to Inglets (tpinglet@satx.rr.com or 210/698-8445).

December 7, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Uvalde Hotspots

We will meet Tripp Davenport for a day of birding in Uvalde County: Memorial Park, Cook's Slough, Fish Hatchery, and Tripp's ranch. RSVP to Sandi Wheeler (wheels5683@gmail.com) or Helen Rejzek (hmr78253@gmail.com or 210/679-7437) before Nov. 22 and to get details of where to meet, etc.

December 8, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Sandi Wheeler (wheels5683@gmail.com) in the main parking lot of the park. From San Antonio, take IH-10 E to the FM 1518 exit and go north toward Schertz. Look for the brown park sign at Schaefer Road. Turn right and go 3 miles. The park is on the left just before the Cibolo Creek crossing. Bring water and snacks.

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

MeetPatsy and Alan Kuentz (210/749-7196;210/422-3218,apkuentz@aol.com) 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

December 28, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Choke Canyon State Park

Meet leader Mike Creese (210/479-5552) in the main parking lot of the Calliham Unit of Choke Canyon State Park. Go south on I-37 and take exit to Three Rivers.

December 30, Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Southwest High School

Meet leader Helen Rejzek (hmr78253@gmail.com or 210/679-7437) at the main parking lot by the athletic building at Southwest High School, 11914 Dragon Lane. From South Loop 410 take Old Pearsall Road Exit. Turn right and go 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. You will see the large parking lot. Bring water and snacks.

 


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