Archive: 2017 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 (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 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.

February 11, Saturday,  8:00 AM
SAAS Beginners’ Bird Walk

Meet Georgina Schwartz 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

February 12, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Sen. Frank L. Madla Natural Area

Meet leader Zachary Tonzetich (Zachary.tonzetich@gmail.com, 210/232-3670) in the parking lot. The park is on Menchaca Road in Grey Forest near Rancho Diana. Take Bandera Road (Highway 16) to Scenic Loop Road. Turn right on Scenic Loop Road and continue for about 2 miles. At Menchaca, turn right and continue until you see the rock and wood entry gate on your right.

February 17, Friday, 8:00 AM
Medina River Natural Area

Meet leader Helen Rejzek (hmr78253@gmail.com) in the main parking lot of the park. From Loop 410 South, take the Palo Alto/SH 16 Exit. Drive 4.2 miles south on SH 16; the park entrance is on the left before the Medina River bridge.

February 18, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Haggard Ranch

We will meet Metha at her ranch in south Bexar County. Go south on I-35 about 4 miles south of Loop 1604. Take Exit 137 (Shepherd Road); go left over the bridge and then left on the access road. Drive 0.5 mile to the gate and cattle guard.  Go over second cattle guard, turn left at the fork to the house. Bring water and snacks. For info call Metha, 210/622-3886.

February 19, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park
Meet leader 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 will be on your left before Cibolo Creek. Bring water and snacks.

February 20, Monday, 8:00 AM
Warbler Woods

We will meet Sandi Wheeler (wheels5683@gmail.com) at Don and Susan Schaezlers’ sanctuary in Cibolo. Take I-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 Road.

February 25, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Palmetto State Park

Meet leader Karen Moulder (moulderkf@gmail.com or 210/824-2547) at the park HQ. From San Antonio, take I-10 East toward Houston. Take the US 183S Exit 632 toward Gonzales/Cuero. Take first right onto US 183S/E. Pierce and continue following US 183S. Turn right on TX Park Road 11. Park will be on the right. Bring your lunch and State Parks pass or $3 for entry fee.

April 18, Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Warbler Woods

Meet Sandi Wheeler (wheels5683@gmail.com) at Don and Susan Schaezlers’ sanctuary in Cibolo. Take I-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 Road.

April 22, Saturday, 8:00 AM
Southwest High School

Meet leader Christian Fernandez (bcfercaa@yahoo.com) at the large parking lot near the athletic complex. Address is 11914 Dragon Lane. From Loop 410, take the FM 2536/Old Pearsall Exit. Drive south on Old Pearsall, 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 and you will see the parking lot.

April 23, Sunday, 8:00 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader 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 will be on your left before Cibolo Creek. Bring water and snacks.

April 26, Wednesday, 8:00 AM
Live Oak Park

Meet Bill Zwartjes (207/504-7808) in the main parking area of the park. Take IH-35 north toward Austin from Loop 1604. Exit to Judson Road and turn right at the first stop sign after you exit IH-35. Judson Road becomes Toepperwein toward Randolph AFB. At the traffic light at Leafy Hollow Street, turn left. Go to the end of the street, which then turns right and becomes the park road. The main parking lot is at the end.

May 2, Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Avenue A

Meet leader Lora Reynolds (210/414-0792) in the parking lot on Red Oak, which intersects with Mulberry in Brackenridge Park. Bring water. It is a good time for migration in San Antonio.

May 6, Saturday, 7:30 AM—Note earlier starting time
Junction Hotspots & The Big Sit

We will be birding with Rhandy Helton around Junction, including several hotspots and the state park. South Llano State Park is having a Big Sit that day, so we plan to join in the fun. For those wanting to attend, contact leader Helen Rejzek (hmr78253@gmail.com). Space is limited. More info when you sign up.

May 10, Wednesday, 8:00 AM
O. P. Schnabel Park

Meet leaders Georgina Schwartz (210/342-2073) and Helen Rejzek (hmr78253@gmailcom) at the large pavilion parking lot inside the park, 9606 Bandera Rd. Drive in the main entrance and continue straight until the road ends. Take a left and follow a short distance until you see the Graff Pavillion. We will start here and walk along the creek bed looking for migrants.

May 13, Saturday,  8:00 AM
SAAS Beginners’ Bird Walk

Meet Georgina Schwartz 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 16, Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Crescent Bend Nature Park

Meet leader 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 will beon your left before Cibolo Creek. Bring water.

May 30, Tuesday, 8:00 AM
Salado Creek Greenway Trail

Meet guides Barbara, Margie and Georgina at the trailhead parking lot near the old farmhouse on Voelcker Lane next to Hardberger Park (East). From Blanco Road, enter Longfield, the street next to Blanco BBQ, and turn left at the stop sign. Where the road ends, turn right onto Voelcker Lane into the park. Drive to the parking lot, where you’ll see a port-a-potty. We plan to walk the Salado Creek Greenway for about an hour and return. Please carry water, as it will get hot. Info at 210/342-2073.

 

 


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