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The Balcones Songbird Festival Has Returned!

This flagship event has been one of our primary fundraisers for more than 20 years.  Every ticket sold helps us fulfill our mission.

For tourists and residents, the Texas Hill Country has long been a favorite spot known for its unique terrain and bountiful wildlife. Migrating birds also consider the Texas Hill Country a favorite as it serves as an important waystation where they can rest, nest and gather strength for their journey.

Nestled in the heart of the Hill Country is the 27,000 acre Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge provides critical habitat for wildlife and offers some of the best birding in Texas. More than 290 species of birds have been recorded in or near the Refuge. For visiting birders, the most interesting species are two songbirds: the Black-capped vireo and the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler. Additional birds commonly see throughout the Refuge include Painted Buntings, Black-crested Titmice, Vermilion Flycatchers, Bushtits, Black-throated Sparrows, LeConte’s Sparrows and Canyon Towhees.  Redtails and Red-shouldered Hawks also nest regularly as do Cooper’s Hawks. 

The Annual Balcones Songbird Festival is a celebration of nature through a collection of interpretive events to experience both birds and their habitat. The Festival, hosted by the Friends of Balcones Canyonlands in partnership with the Refuge and its staff, is committed to providing small group tours, led by Guides of distinction, ensuring a quality and fun-filled experience.

Each tour will be capped at 12 attendees and will be led by 2 Guides. 

To View the Full Schedule, Click Here.

To Learn about the Tour Guides, Click Here

For Helpful Information, Click Here.

Ready to Register? Visit the Events Calendar 


Thank you to these local and national conservation-minded sponsors who help make this event possible.





About Us

The Friends of Balcones Canyonlands NWR is a 501(c)(3) organization whose primary purpose is to support the mission of the Refuge in restoring and protecting the habitat. The Friends are committed to building a diverse, vibrant community that appreciates, supports, and connects with nature in a meaningful way.

Become a Member

Join the Friends in protecting the wildlife and habitat, and supporting the mission of the Refuge. Start by taking a hike or  attending an event, by watching the seasons change through what’s blooming, or by just watching a hawk soar, or even just sitting still and listening to the songbirds sing. You can have a positive impact. Come find your refuge at the Refuge and join the fun!

Find Us

Mailing Address:

PO Box 4678

Lago Vista, TX 78645

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