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National Wildlife Refuge

Events

Board Meetings are normally at 5:30pm the 3rd Wednesday of every Month, at the Refuge Headquarters. If you would like to attend, please send an email to friends(at)friendsofbalcones.org for current information.

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Upcoming events

    • Friday, February 06, 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Sunday, February 08, 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • The Retreat at Balcones Springs
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    SparrowFest
    See sparrowfest.org for details on the event.

    Please contact The Retreat at Balcones Springs to reserve your spot! 830.693.6639

    • Sunday, February 15, 2015
    • 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
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    Registration is closed
    Please join us for a bird walk at the Balcones Canyonlands NWR. The trip will run from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM. We will be looking  and listening for winter birds and early migrants, as well as year-round residents. The trip is moderately strenuous and will include walking for approximately four hours on rocky, hill country terrain. The trip is limited to 15 participants and reservations are required. After you register, you will receive more details on the trip. For further questions, contact John Harrington at harricat55@yahoo.com .
    • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    • 5:30 PM
    • Francesco's Italian Restaurant - Marble Falls
    Francesco
    You are invited meet other Friends of Balcones and meet our guest speaker, Refuge Manager David Maple'

    Learn more about Your Refuge at a

    Friend's Mixer
    701 Hwy 281, Marble Falls

    Hors d'oeuvres at 5:30
    Cash Menu
    Don't forget to Bring Your Own Wine

    Please RSVP and let us know you are coming!
    Map of Francesco's Italian Restaurant
    Map of Francesco's Italian Restaurant
    • Sunday, March 08, 2015
    • 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
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    Registration starts in mid-February.
    Please join us for a bird walk at the Balcones Canyonlands NWR. The trip will run from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM. We will be looking  and listening for winter birds and early migrants, as well as year-round residents. The trip is moderately strenuous and will include walking for approximately four hours on rocky, hill country terrain. The trip is limited to 15 participants and reservations are required. After you register, you will receive more details on the trip. For further questions, contact Deb Wallace at apeld@austin.rr.com.
    • Friday, April 24, 2015
    • Monday, April 27, 2015
    • Balcones Canyonlands NWR

    BalconesSongbird
    Festival

    Our Mission

    The Balcones Songbird Festival encourages the preservation of the Refuge's critical habitat through the festivals educational tours, exhibits and children's activities which provide an opportunity to experience the animals, plants and habitats of the Texas Hill Country.
    We envision;
    .....a world in which people, plants and animals live in harmony
    .....a world in which the practice of green living comes naturally
    .....a world in which ecosystems around the world are protected for future generations

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR NATURE TOURS and opens early February.

    Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge 
    Located about 30 miles NW of Austin, TX. 
    call: (512) 965-2473 
    email: friends@friendsofbalcones.org

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