Promoting the watching, protecting and enjoying of birds in and around Wimberley, Texas



Next Quarterly Meeting
November 20, 2023
10:00 – 11:00 am


Guest speaker: Shelia Hargis

“MAGICAL MIGRATION: Birds on the Move”



Most birders are very familiar with the spring or northbound migration of birds but maybe not so familiar with the southbound migration of these amazing creatures. This presentation will focus on a few of those southbound migrations, migrations that tend to be really spectacular in the late summer and fall.


You will learn about the migrations of Purple Martins, Chimney Swifts, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and Hawks; how you can observe these birds on their way south; and how you can help these birds as they undergo their demanding travels. Migration is cool! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about it.



Interested in joining us? Dues are $5 a year and can be paid at the next meeting or can be sent to Wimberley Birding Society, PO Box 1526, Wimberley TX 78676.


For more information about the group, contact

  • Wimbird Birding Opportunities

  • On the first Tuesday of the month, Jesse Huth (, 979-422-7061) leads a bird walk no more than an hour away. Meet at the Wimberley Community Center at 7:15 am, and bring $10 to pay for Jesse’s expertise. Jesse will be away in April, May and June; walks will resume after that.

    Photo by Cris Peterso

    An active trip schedule is maintained — excursions have ranged from half-day excursions around Wimberley to an 18-day African safari. Check here for information on trips planned by Jesse in 2022.





  • Patsy Glenn Refuge

  • The Patsy Glenn Refuge encourages and protects birds and all wildlife. It has also served to inform and educate visitors, including area school children, and to improve the Cypress Creek watershed.


    Through Patsy Glenn’s efforts, an unused portion of land next to the proposed Wimberley Community Center was turned over to the Wimberley Birding Society for development as a bird sanctuary. In 2001, Patsy enlisted over 60 volunteers to clear the land, create nature trails, wildflower areas and feeders to attract birds. She later guided numerous improvements, including a chimney swift tower, a viewing station, a rainwater collection system and a butterfly garden.


    At the end of 2021, award-winning architect and landscape architect Jerry Lunow designed and directed construction of the Enhanced Wetlands in the preserve, creating an attraction for new bird species and other wildlife.