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The driving trails are currently OPEN. All trails are open and available for walking. Please contact us at MLAC@audubon.org or 210-628-1639 with questions. Thank you.

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

Connecting people with nature

Photo: Justin Moore

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. 

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is a wildlife refuge designated by the City of San Antonio and located on San Antonio Water System property. Once the sewage facility for the city, the lake is now exclusively for wildlife viewing and provides habitat. No fishing or recreational activities are allowed at the lake - it's for the birds!

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 Programs and Tours
Programs

Student Programs and Tours

We offer a variety of TEKS-aligned Academic programs and Tours at our center, on your campus, and at third-party facilities. Explore our program options below.

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