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Migratory Bird Fest

Program Schedule

 Migratory Bird Fest Schedule - Saturday, May 14 - 10am to 2pm

Please note all times in CST.

10:00-11:30am - Bird Banding Demonstration

10:30am - Bird Walk 

11:00am - Last Chance Forever Bird of Prey Live Bird Presentation

11:45am - Nature Walk 

12:15pm - Storytime and Craft 

12:30pm - Meet Marty the Snake 

12:30pm - Bird Walk 

1:00pm  - Nature Walk 

1:30pm - Storytime and Craft 

From 10am to 1pm, hop on a golf cart to explore the wetlands. Pick up and drop off in various areas onsite every 15-30 minutes.

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2022 Program Details 

Date Time Event Cost Link to Register
Saturday, April 23

8:00am - 3:00pm

Community Open House

Take a stroll through our native plant gardens, enjoy a story time and craft for kids, and fun self-guided nature activities while you take in the peaceful outdoors at Mitchell Lake.

FREE Reserve Your FREE Ticket
Saturday, April 23 8:00am - 12:00pm

Story Time: Make & Take at Mitchell Lake

Drop-in to listen as we read nature stories, make a craft item to take home, and enjoy the peaceful outdoors.

FREE No Registration Required
Saturday, April 23 8:00 - 10:00am 

Beginner Bird Walk

Travelling by foot, your guide will go over birding identification and the proper use of binoculars. This is a family-friendly program best for ages 5+.

FREE REGISTER for FREE
Sunday, April 24 8:00 - 11:00am 

Guided Bird Tour

Guests will see at least 30-50 different bird species with our expert guide. Travelling by both car and by foot to access as many areas as possible, this tour is best suited for the birder age 15+.

$10 General / FREE Members REGISTER
Wednesday, April 27 6:30 - 8:00pm

PARTNER WEBINAR Victoria Winter Hummingbirds: From 14 to 160

Dr. Brent Ortego, a retired biologist with TX Parks, will discuss the over 100 hummingbirds he banded, and the remarkable increase of Victoria County winter hummingbirds. This webinar is presented and sponsored by Bexar Audubon Society. 

FREE More Information
Thursday, April 28

6:00-7:00pm

WEBINAR: Birding for Beginners

If you’re a beginner and want to learn the birding basics, then this webinar is for you! 

FREE REGISTER HERE
Friday, April 29 3:00 - 7:30pm  Extended Evening Hours - Open 8am to 7pm $5 Purchase Entry Ticket
Friday, April 29 5:30 - 7:30pm

City Nature Challenge: At Night 

Bring your smartphone and help us participate in the City Nature Challenge Community Science Event and document the species here at Mitchell Lake. 

$5 Purchase Entry Ticket
Saturday, April 30 9:30-11:00am

Intro to Native Plants Workshop

There are few better ways to attract birds to your backyard than by incorporating native plants in your landscape.

$10 Members / $15 General REGISTER
Sunday, May 1 8:00 - 11:00am

Guided Bird Tour

Guests will see at least 30-50 different bird species with our expert guide. Travelling by both car and by foot to access as many areas as possible, this tour is best suited for the birder age 15+.

$10 General / FREE Members REGISTER
Wednesday, May 4 7:00-8:30pm

PARTNER WEBINAR: The Texas Hill Country: An Ecological Collage with Ted Eubanks

Co-sponsored by Bexar Audubon Society & Native Plant Society of Texas-San Antonio Chapter. In his talk, Ted will discuss these disparate parts of the Texas Hill Country and show many of his images of both the plants and animals that inhabit these different habitats. Ted will conclude by discussing ways in which this unique area is currently threatened and what we need to do to protect the Texas Hill Country for future generations. 

$5 donation to benefit the Bexar Audubon Society More Info & REGISTER
Saturday, May 7 8:00-11:00am

Habitat Volunteer Day - Help us clean up the places birds need!

Usually held on the second Saturday of the month, we depend on volunteers to help manage our habitat.  Trail maintenance, removal of invasive species, and planting native plants for birds and butterflies depending may be tasks of the day.

FREE Let us know you plan to join!
Saturday, May 7 9:00-11:00am

Nature Photography Workshop

Mitchell Lake member and photographer, Peter Nyren, will be sharing his expertise with all skill levels during this nature photography workshop. 

$15 Members / $20 General REGISTER
Sunday, May 8 8:00 - 11:00am 

Guided Bird Tour

Guests will see at least 30-50 different bird species with our expert guide. Travelling by both car and by foot to access as many areas as possible, this tour is best suited for the birder age 15+.

$10 General / FREE Members REGISTER
Wednesday, May 11 6:30-8:00pm

WEBINAR: Tech Bird - Digital Birding Tools 

Let us show you how to get started using apps and websites to identify and learn about your surroundings while contributing to community science. 

FREE REGISTER
Saturday, May 14 10:00am - 2:00 pm

Migratory Bird Fest - FREE Community Festival

A free community festival filled with games, crafts, vendors, native plant sales, food trucks, pollinator walks and exploration stations.

FREE Vendor Info
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Virtual Bird-Banding Demonstration with Craig Hensley

Visit our Facebook page for one of our favorite videos from our 2021 Virtual Migratory Bird Fest.

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