The Mitchell Lake Audubon Center will reopen with normal hours on March 5. However, the pavilion restrooms are closed due to damage. Two portable toilets are available onsite.
Please note, due to a long-term SAWS wetland project, the majority of ponds are dry at this time. However, the lake has a considerable amount of water. Click Here for additional information. Check eBird for up-to-date bird sightings.
Connecting people with nature
Photo: Sean Fitzgerald
While we are practicing social distancing and staying at home, why not enjoy some online activities or learn some birding skills? We will continue to post updated content on our YouTube and Facebook channels. Also, check out fun and educational activities at Audubon for Kids, available in both Spanish and English! There is a new bird-related theme each week with activities for kids of all ages.
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Our wetland habitat is one of the last critical stopover grounds before the Texas Coast, where 98.5% of long-distance migratory bird species in the US pass through, many which are about to fly for hours or days over open ocean. Not only are we one of the best spots for birding in San Antonio, we also open our doors to more than 4,000 students annually for outdoor science and conservation education, which most students do not get in traditional schooling. So, come explore our habitat, walk our native gardens, take a class or a tour, volunteer, or give your support to our education and conservation programs. Whatever your age or interests we have a way to help connect you the wild and beautiful natural place we live, just far enough south of downtown to melt away everyday life.