Migratory Bird Fest returning to Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

Free event will take place on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is excited to bring back Migratory Bird Fest on March 25, 2023. (Live from the Southside)

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Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is excited to bring back Migratory Bird Fest as we celebrate spring migration with a free, family-friendly community festival. This annual event will take place on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is a free community festival filled with animal ambassador friends, birdhouse-building with Home Depot, games, crafts, vendors, a native plant sale by Pollinatives, food trucks, nature walks, and golf cart tours of the wetland areas. A live bird show by raptor rescue Last Chance Forever will occur at 11:30 a.m.

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“Our mission to connect people to nature is more important now than ever before,” center Director Sara Pruneda Beesley said. “San Antonio is a city on the rise, and spending time outdoors—in our natural green spaces—keeps people connected to something bigger. Migratory Bird Fest is an opportunity to explore the outdoors and learn how to be a sustainable, bird-friendly community through everyday actions and birds.” Over 25 vendors and partners will be there this year, including Pollinatives Plant Sale, Bat Conservation International, The Witte Museum, Greenspace Alliance South TX, Corks, Pebbles & More, Fauna Silvestre Studio, Kenedy Horned Toad Club Bexar County Master Gardeners, Little Songbirds LLC, Morawski Fine Art and many more.

Migratory Bird Fest is presented in partnership with the Bexar Audubon Society and is included in San Antonio’s certification as a Bird City Texas. All proceeds from this event support the mission to connect people to nature and protect the places that birds — and humans — need today and tomorrow. We can keep our community festival and select programs free to the public with support from the San Antonio River Authority, Texas A&M University–San Antonio, H-E-B, SouthStar Communities, Bexar Audubon Society, Pollinatives, the City of San Antonio – Office of Sustainability, San Antonio Audubon Society, and Live From the Southside.


  • Pollinatives
  • Greenspace Alliance South TX
  • Corks, Pebbles & More
  • Fauna Silvestre Studio
  • San Antonio Audubon Society
  • Bexar County Master Gardeners and AgriLife Extension
  • Kenedy Horned Toad Club
  • SA Parks and Recreation Natural Areas – Friedrich Wilderness Park
  • Bat Conservation International
  • The Witte Museum
  • Little Songbirds LLC
  • Morawski Fine Art
  • National Park Service, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • Audubon Texas/Coastal Program
  • The Chef Kaius Xperience
  • Home Depot
  • Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy
  • Bexar Audubon Society
  • Texas A&M University-San Antonio
  • Bee Somebody Soap + Salve
  • Texas Master Naturalist Alamo Area Chapter (AAMN)

For more information about the event on March 25, please visit our event webpage. For media inquiries, contact Beesley at sara.beesley@audubon.org or 210.628.1639, extension 302.

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is excited to bring back Migratory Bird Fest. (Live from the Southside)

About Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, designated as a wildlife refuge by the City of San Antonio in 1973, is managed by Audubon Texas, the state program of the National Audubon Society. It is located on the South Side of San Antonio, on 1,200 acres owned by the San Antonio Water System, and consists of Mitchell Lake, ponds, wetlands, and upland habitat. Programming at the Audubon Center is designed to fulfill its mission of connecting people to nature through community conservation and education focused on birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. Learn more online. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

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