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Shyamala Rao
· October 14, 2017
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is a must see location for bird watchers. During Fall Migration a large of number of shore birds stop off at Mitchell Lake. These in life White Pelicans, American Avocets,... Black necked Stilts. American Coots, Northern Shovelers and many other shore birds. Some of the Fall visitors stay on through the winter. Most others rest, feed and strengthen at Mitchell Lake and then fly south to Central and South America for their winter sojourn.
Visiting Mitchell Lake during the Fall is a bird watchers delight.
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Alex Lewis
· October 27, 2017
Jake’s Wetland Ecology course was full of valuable information and lots of fun! Even though he said he was used to elementary age kids, Jake was able to teach a group of OLLU students some new things ...about wetlands as well. Jake was also able to identify every bird we saw/heard, which was impressive! Will definitely come back! See More
David Veith
· January 8, 2018
Probably not the best time of year in
January, but a very quiet and peaceful place to be on a Sunday morning.
Valerie Flinn
· December 18, 2017
We Love this place! Always fun & great staff! Take your family!
Nancy Batson Lopez
· April 16, 2017
I took my great niece and nephew to walk on the trails and found out it was Rockin' Reptiles day. I had no idea they had events, it was a nice surprise. They had crafts and games for the kiddos and ou...r hiking guide was extremely knowledgeable and the kids were able to touch a couple of real snakes. The staff interacted with the kids and answered all of their questions. My 6 yr. old great niece had a great time and wants to go back. I wish I would have known about the activities and volunteer opportunities, I think it needs to be publicized more. Take your kids there!! See More
Theresa Kelly Miller
· July 23, 2017
Super friendly staff, educated about the birds that are there. Loved the lake and the cacadas were super buzzy on my walk through the trail. Absolutely lovely Audubon and special place.
Louis E Nelson
· March 16, 2017
Spent a spring break day with my two girls, ages 5 and 8, we did crafts, scavenger hunt, bingo, walk and car toured Mitchell Lake. The girls found lizards, ducks, snakes, coots, ducks and various othe...r birds, even coyote scat(poop). It was such a fun and peaceful day even when the girls picked on another. Definitely a place to go back to! Thank you to everyone at The Audubon Center! See More
Joan Fregapane
· September 18, 2016
Our family went on a car tour, and it was a lovely, fun experience. Due to the great heat, we did not leave the car, but we had that opportunity. The car trail went through several types of habitats, ...from grassland to water. A marvelous view of many birds, plants and insects. I have signed up for a beginning birder class, and many other programs and classes are available. The Visitor Center staff was very friendly and helpful, and the gift items are of good quality and very reasonably priced. Looking forward to my next visit. See More
Julia Martinez
· November 22, 2017
So Beautiful. Peaceful, and Serene. Take a map though, lol!
Tara Schmidt
· March 19, 2017
I see something new each time I visit! This is a beautiful place to see birds, wildflowers and a variety of animals in a mixture of habitats. It can be hot and humid, so bring lots of water and bug spray.
Rhonda Wilson Williamson
· August 3, 2016
The programs they put on are always very well executed and a lot of fun for my 5 yr old daughter. Their staff are engaging, answer off the wall questions from kids with ease and with facts, and make e...ducational programs into an adventure. See More
John Saenz
· July 9, 2017
If you're looking for a fowl place; you won't be disappointed here!
Sandy Freidberg
· August 13, 2017
Love coming here and hiking with my daughter always nice time!
Mike Chalmers
· April 30, 2017
We had another great visit there. We were directed to see the Cattle Egret rookery and were truly impressed. It's an easy place to visit and explore on foot and in the car.
Rose Preciado
· March 26, 2017
Very peaceful. Nice drive through the park. Didn't have to go to the beach to see pelicans! :)
Amara Weiss
· December 20, 2013
It is great, and the staff are VERY helpful and kind. The species of birds that come are amazing, and the accessibility and the tameness of the birds are just incredible and very enjoyable. Even in th...e blazing sun, it is a pleasant place to be! See More
Larry Lane
· July 11, 2013
This is the best birding site I have been to. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. It it obvious that they have a true dedication and passion for this great cause!
Norma Olivarri-Hernandez
· August 4, 2016
Attended one of their events Critters of the Night, it was my first time there. Loved their friendly staff, informative speakers and great venue! Would recommend to anyone who loves nature!
Nick Zapiain
· May 23, 2015
Awesome place, well maintained and good place to have a great time with the family
Rosalinda Ibrom
· October 30, 2016
Went to the harvest hoot festival yesterday and had a wonderful time, great walking trails, bird watching and awesome scenery for the photo enthusiasts.
Today, our partner Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation visited Mitchell Lake to release eleven juvenile snowy egrets!
Why, hello there! We had a special visitor at the Leeper House yesterday -- just in time to greet our new summer interns!
It's a beautiful, crisp winter day at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center! Come out and enjoy it! #getoutside
To combat the effects of past sewage sludge dumping at Mitchell Lake, the San Antonio Water System plans to install native plants to passively purify water and protect against downstream flooding.

It’s the Great Backyard Bird Count! Count in your backyard or along the San Antonio River Authority Mission Reach. Don’t forget to enter your bird list online. #GBBC #GreatBackyardBirdCount

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We're happy to partner once again with Mitchell Lake Audubon Center in this year's Great Backyard Bird Count! Check out the flyer to learn how you can be involved this weekend and help collect important data! #visitSARAparks

Help raise money for Mitchell Lake Audubon Center.