We came to Mitchell Lake Audubon Center with our fitfunand bloguera friend Josie, who is the Southwest Latino Outdoors ambassador. She arranged a bird tour for us with a wonderful volunteer guide, Patty.
Birding tours are $8 and well worth it. Bring along some high quality binoculars if you have them, if not, you can borrow some from the center. It really enhances the experience for the kids!
After taking a walk around the grounds, you can drive or walk to Mitchell Lake, but first you would pass Bird Pond.
Driving to the lake, our guide pointed out a loggerhead shrike that is a cute gray bird with a little black mask over it's eyes, dubbed the batman bird by the kids. Not only would she point out the birds, she would set up a scope that would help us get a better view and then show us in her bird book, the Sibley Field Guide to Eastern North America, the kids loved seeing this part too!
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is located at 10750 Pleasanton Rd. in San Antonio, Texas. The entrance gate to the Center is located in South San Antonio, off 410 South and Moursund Blvd.