Oct
22
8:00 AM08:00

Tobin Park

Meet leader Mariann Golden (210/415-4661) at Tobin Park on Ira Lee Road and Austin Highway. The entrance is only accessible from Austin Highway and Ira Lee. If coming from the north on Austin Highway, turn immediately to the right after crossing the Salado Creek Bridge, turn left on Ira Lee and the entrance will be on your right. If coming from the south on Austin Highway, turn left before crossing the Salado Creek bridge and continue on Ira Lee to the park entrance. Please bring water, snacks, and bug spray.

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Oct
27
8:00 AM08:00

Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader Christian Fernandez 210/415-0843 orchristian1253@yahoo.com) 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 on left before Cibolo Creek. Bring water.

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Oct
3
11:30 AM11:30

2019 AUDUBON ANNUAL DINNER

Our Audubon Annual Dinner speaker will be West Virginia-based author and conservation- ist Katie Fallon, co-founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, a nonprofit research, education and rehabilitation center for injured birds. Katie is a member of the In- ternational Association of Avian Trainers and Educators and has glove-trained a wide varie- ty of raptor species.

Katie will speak about one of her favorite birds, a species she profiled in her book Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird, which will be available for sale and signing after the program. Turkey Vultures are the most widely distributed and abundant scavenging birds of prey on the planet—found from central Canada to the southern tip of Argentina and almost everywhere in between. They are large, familiar birds that, despite being ubiquitous and recognizable, are historically shunned, feared, reviled and thoroughly misunderstood. Katie follows a year in the life of a typical North American Turkey Vulture and examines all aspects of the bird’s natural history: breeding, incubating, raising chicks, migrating, and roosting with the goal of using scientific facts to counter the too often negative myths that surround this magnificent bird.

Tickets are $35 per person for dinner and the program. Buy your tickets at the August 1 and September 5 meetings or by mail.

The dinner menu includes:

Meat or Zucchini Lasagna OR Ratatouille Italian Green Beans
Caesar Salad
Texas Toast Garlic Bread

Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
Bowl of Mixed fruit (pineapple, strawberries, and grapes) Fresh Brewed Iced Tea and Water

Cash Bar from 5:00 to 7:30 PM includes:

Conservesa (Freetail Beer supporting Zoo Conservation initiatives), light beer, red and white wine, margaritas

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Sep
22
8:00 AM08:00

Warbler Woods

  • 19349 Old Wiederstein Road Schertz, TX, 78108 United States (map)
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Meet Sandi Wheeler at Don and Susan Schaezler’s sanctuary in Cibolo. Take I-35 north toward Austin. Take Exit 176, Wiederstein Road. Turn right onto Wiederstein at the overpass. Turn left at the next road, Old Wiederstein Road. After you pass Dean Road, the Schaezler property begins on the right.

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Sep
21
7:30 AM07:30

Wiedenfeld Ranch

Meet Georgina Schwartz (210/342-2073) at the I-10 exit to Welfare and FM 289 in Kendall County. We will caravan from there to Sue Wiedenfeld’s ranch. Bring lunch and water. We will have access to her creek and feeders.

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Sep
17
8:00 AM08:00

Tobin Park

Meet leader Mariann Golden (210/415-4661) at Tobin Park on Ira Lee Road and Austin Highway. The entrance is only accessible from Austin Highway and Ira Lee. If coming from the north on Austin Highway, turn immediately to the right after crossing the Salado Creek Bridge, turn left on Ira Lee and the entrance will be on your right. If coming from the south on Austin Highway, turn left before crossing the Salado Creek bridge and continue on Ira Lee to the park entrance. Please bring water, snacks, and bug spray.

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Sep
14
8:00 AM08:00

SAAS Beginners’ Bird Walk

Meet leader Georgina Schwartz (210/342-2073) at the Judson Nature Trails, 246 Viesca Street. From the 5900 block of Broadway, turn west on Ogden Street and drive to the stop sign at Greeley Street. You’ll see a sign to Judson Nature Trails. Turn left, go one block and turn right on Viesca, then into park- ing lot on left. We have binoculars to lend.

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Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Penguins at SeaWorld San Antonio: Social, Piscivorous, and Tuxedo Clad

  • San Antonio Zoo Education Center (map)
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Discover what it is like to work with and care for the amazing penguins at SeaWorld San Antonio. Lloyd Tyndall, aviculturist and penguin care expert, will talk about the species of penguins at the water park and the daily care of a large diverse colony ranging from chicks to adults.

Lloyd’s talk will also highlight working with the birds, including using embryonic ectoderm development (EED), feeding, nesting season, guest interaction tours with the penguins and last but not least, play time with the penguins!

As some of the most recognizable and beloved birds in the world, they even have their own holiday:World Penguin Day, celebrated every year on April 25.

Lloyd has been working with animals for the past 20 years. After serving in the Armed Forces, he obtained a degree in Animal Science and started working in animal clinics, learning a great deal about the medical side of working with animals. Lloyd then moved on to educational work at the Houston

Zoo, where he learned how to relay conservation messages to guests.

In time, Lloyd became involved with the San Diego Zoo Propagation Center for Endangered Birds and learned many important hand-rearing techniques for a variety of bird species.

In 2002, Lloyd started as a full time Avicul- turist at SeaWorld San Antonio, working with over 100 different species of birds and reptiles for the zoological department. During his time with SeaWorld, Lloyd has traveled to many places around the world, including the Galapagos Islands, for con- servation projects and transporting animals to new zoos/aquariums around the world.

He has been involved in the training of Ani- mal Ambassadors for SeaWorld along with helping out the other animal areas of the

park. Lloyd helped start a Penguin Interaction Program at SeaWorld San Antonio in 2010, which is very popular to this day.

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Aug
29
8:00 AM08:00

Comanche County Park

Meet leader Christian Fernandez (415/0843) at 2600 Rigsby Ave on the east side of town. From I-10 east of downtown, take Exit 577 (US-87/Roland Road). Turn south on Roland and go a half mile to the stop- light at Rigsby Ave. Turn left and go 1.2 miles to Co- manche Park, which will be on the right. There are multiple entrances to the park, but some gates will be closed, so just look for the one that is open. We will park at the trailhead to Salado Greenway.

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Aug
27
7:30 AM07:30

Tobin Park

Meet leader Mariann Golden (210/415-4661) at Tobin Park on Ira Lee Road and Austin Highway. The entrance is only accessible from Austin Highway and Ira Lee. If coming from the north on Austin Highway, turn immediately to the right after crossing the Salado Creek Bridge, turn left on Ira Lee and the entrance will be on your right. If coming from the south on Austin Highway, turn left before crossing the Salado Creek bridge and continue on Ira Lee to the park entrance. Please bring water, snacks, and bug spray.

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Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Bracken Bat Cave

We will visit Bracken Bat Cave to observe the bats flying out in the evening. Contact Georgina Schwartz at 210/342-2073 or gbird@att.net to reserve your spot and receive instructions on meeting place and time. There is a $10 fee for Bat Conservation International and you will be expected to sign a release form.

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Aug
10
7:30 AM07:30

SAAS Beginners’ Bird Walk

Meet leader Barbara Sykes (210/573-0535) at the Judson Nature Trails, 246 Viesca Street. We have some binoculars to lend and you don't have to
be a beginner to come on this walk. From the 5900 block of Broadway, turn west on Ogden Street and drive to the stop sign at Greeley Street. You’ll see a sign to Judson Nature Trails. Turn left, go one block and turn right on Viesca, then into parking lot on left.

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Jul
23
7:30 AM07:30

Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet Sandi Wheeler (wheels5683@gmail.com)
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 on left before Cibolo Creek. Bring water.

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Jul
20
7:00 AM07:00

Choke Canyon State Park

Meet leader Zachary Tonzetich (210/232-3670,zachary.tonzetich@gmail.com) at the entrance to the South Shore unit in Live Oak County. Go south on I-37 and take the exit to Three Rivers. In town, turn west on FM 72 and look for the entrance to the South Shore Unit on the right (about 4 mi). We will bird the South Shore Unit before moving to the Calliham Unit in McMullen County. There is an admission fee or use a State Parks Pass. Bring water and snacks. Lunch in Three Rivers if there is interest.

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Jul
16
7:30 AM07:30

Tobin Park

Meet leader Mariann Golden (210/415-4661) at Tobin Park on Ira Lee Road and Austin Highway. The entrance is only accessible from Austin Highway and Ira Lee. If coming from the north on Austin Highway, turn immediately to the right after crossing the Salado Creek Bridge, turn left on Ira Lee and the entrance will be on your right. If coming from the south on Austin Highway, turn left before crossing the Salado Creek bridge and continue on Ira Lee to the park entrance. Please bring water, snacks, and bug spray.

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Jul
13
7:30 AM07:30

SAAS Beginners’ Bird Walk

Meet leader Barbara Sykes (210/573-0535) at the Judson Nature Trails, 246 Viesca Street. We have some binoculars to lend and you don't have to
be a beginner to come on this walk. From the 5900 block of Broadway, turn west on Ogden Street and drive to the stop sign at Greeley Street. You’ll see a sign to Judson Nature Trails. Turn left, go one block and turn right on Viesca, then into parking lot on left.

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