Updated October 9, 2020.

With the recent decrease in COVID-19 cases in the San Antonio area, Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is open with limited hours. Please review the new guidelines at our Plan Your Visit webpage. Purchase your tickets today HERE.

As a science-based conservation organization, we are using the best science available, along with input from the National Audubon Society and local partners, to determine the safest way to reopen without putting our staff, visitors, and volunteers at risk. We will continue to update this area with information as it becomes available. Thank you.

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

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.

For today's digital dose of nature, click here!

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Outdoor education, conservation, and world-class birding on reclaimed natural habitat – leaders on the south side of San Antonio

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. 

Our Programs

Birding
Birding

Birding

Join the country's fastest growing leisure sport.

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Conservation
Conservation

Conservation

Bird conservation is at the core of what we do.

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Student Focused Programs
Academics

Student Focused Programs

Choose from three on-site academic education programs and outreach programs that come to you.

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