Winter Birding at Louis Rene Barrera Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary

7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Join City of Austin Park Rangers for an exclusive tour of this little-seen City preserve! Louis Rene Barrera Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary, formerly Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary, is a nature preserve in northeast Austin on the north shore of Lake Walter E. Long. About 250 acres of critically endangered Blackland Prairie habitat are preserved here, and the meeting of grassland and lacustrine habitat make for truly spectacular winter birding. We’ll have the chance to see sparrows, raptors, waterfowl, and much more.

Be prepared for cold weather (or not) and lots of walking. Participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars, field guides, etc.

Participation is limited to 16. If you’d like to attend, please email Park Ranger Owen Moorhead at