Marble Falls, Texas
The Balcones Songbird Festival features the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo and many other migratory bird species. The festival offers field trips guided by wildlife experts who can help participants see endangered songbirds, unique native plants and wildlife in the natural habitat of the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.
On the Sunday afternoon of the festival, it hosts a Fledgling Fest to introduce young birders to fun-filled educational activities.
Balcones Songbird Festival Mission
The Balcones Songbird Festival highlights the primary mission of the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge: saving the endangered Golden cheeked Warbler. Scientific studies show 46,000 acres of habitat are needed; however, the refuge includes only 19,000 acres of habitat, and the acres are not contiguous. Needed acreage is targeted for development. To stabilize and sustain the endangered warbler, additional habitat is needed.
Songbird Festival Fundraising
Friends of the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge and working in a variety of ways, including fundraising efforts.