Bond with the Birds

Bond with the Birds

If you’re fond of our feathered friends, take a short drive south to Mitchell Lake and join a celebration for the birds!

Did you know there’s a hidden treasure just 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio where you can connect with nature and flock with feathered finery in their natural surroundings?

On Pleasanton Road just south of Loop 410 is a 1,200-acre sanctuary for hundreds of species of migrating birds — the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. And this Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the bird and wildlife nature preserve is celebrating Year of the Bird with a festival of all things feathered!

The Migratory Bird Fest and Native Plant Sale, part of World Migratory Bird Day, is a free festival featuring bird-themed games, crafts, and presentations about our fabulous feathered friends. Of course, Last Chance Forever will also be there with their ever popular birds of prey educational show.

Nature and wetland tours will continue throughout the day, and native bird friendly plants will be available until they are sold out. In case you get hungry, food trucks will be circling around to provide nourishment for you and your little chicks.

Come on out to Mitchell Lake Audubon Center this Saturday and discover a whole new world of birds and birding.

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Mark A. Peterson is a conservation project coordinator for San Antonio Water System. With over 30 years of experience as an urban forester and arborist, Mark is probably the only person you know who actually prunes trees for fun. When not expounding on the benefits of trees and limited lawns, you’re likely to find him hiking San Antonio’s wilderness parks or expounding on the virtues of geography and history to his friends.