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



Next Quarterly Meeting
May 20, 2024
10:00 – 11:00 am

Wimberley Community Center


Guest speaker: Jennifer Bristol, Author of




Jennifer L. Bristol is the author of Parking Lot Birding: A Fun Guide to Discovering Birds in Texas and Cemetery Birding: An Unexpected Guide to Discovering Birds in Texas. She also contributed to her father’s book, Texas State Parks: The First 100 Years 1923-2023. In 2023 she was selected as a featured author for the Texas Book Festival and in 2024 she has been selected for the San Antonio Book Festival.


She is the former director of the Texas Children in Nature network at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department where she collaborated to developed a grassroots to better connect children and families with nature. For her efforts she received the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, Enduring Dedication Award and the Phil Hardburger Park Conservancy, Nature Hero Award. In 2018 and 2019 she received the Greater Texas Birding Classic, Most Valuable Birder Award.


She has been a park ranger, business owner, marketing executive, and worked in the Texas film industry. Having a deep sense of service, she has served on the Environmental Commission (secretary), Downtown Commission – (vice chair) for the City of Austin, Travis County Bond Citizen Advisory Board – (vice chair) and on numerous national and local boards. Bristol resides in Austin with her husband and five charismatic dogs and three horses.



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 Peterson

    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.