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Bird Walks and Field Trips

Bird Walks

Second Saturday Birds Walks in the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary are led by volunteers from the Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society (PTAS). These bird walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There are also plenty of opportunities provided for participants to ask questions from experienced birders. Prairie, woodland and wetland habitats are included in these walks. For e-bird lists of what is being seen at the Heard Sanctuary go to eBird:

Recent visits - Heard Nat. Sci. Mus.& Wildlife Sanct, Collin County, TX, US - eBird Hotspot

PTAS members also lead bird walks at Connemara Meadow during the first weekend of the month. The day of the walk varies between Saturday and Sunday. The beginner friendly bird walk monitors the birds. All observations are entered into the eBird database for environmental research.

See Connemara Conservancy | Protecting Open Spaces for Future Generations for details.

Field Trips

Calling all bird enthusiasts! Join PTAS for an unforgettable day of adventure, discovery and feathered wonders. Out field trips are a perfect opportunity for both beginners and experienced bird watchers to explore the diverse avian life in our region. Typically scheduled on Saturday mornings to north Texas locations and led by our expert guides, we will embark on a journey to various birding hotspots, where we will observe and identify a wide range of bird species in their natural habitats. One or two multi day field trips are sponsored per year to more distant locations. Not only will you have the chance to witness stunning displays of plumage and learn about different bird behaviors, but you'll also gain a deeper appreciation for the importance of bird conservation. Don't miss out in this unique opportunity to connect with nature and fellow bird lovers. Join us on the next birding field trip and let the magic of birds fill your soul. The public is encouraged to participate. Please remember to bring binoculars, sunscreen, water and snacks. 


Most field trips are in the morning with north Texas locations. One or two multi day field trips are sponsored per year to more distant locations a PTAS field trip e-mail is sent out the Monday before each field trip. The e-mail serves as a reminder and contains detailed directions to the site and any last-minute information.


If you would like to be added to the field trips e-mail list, send an e-mail to Tom Health,

Please include your name and e-mail address. All email addresses are hidden by using the BCC address line.

Organized in 1980, Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society serves Collin County and surrounding counties. We invite you and your family to join us for a wide range of nature-oriented activities. Monthly meetings are scheduled the 4th Tuesday, 6:45 pm, September through November and January through May. They are free and open to the public. Programs are related to wildlife, ecology, conservation and of course, BIRDS!

PTAS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and chapter of the National Audubon Society.3