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Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory
Hornsby Bend is open to the public seven days a week from dawn to dark. Because we are a wastewater facility, all visitors must present an ID at the main gate to enter the site. The Center for Environmental Research building is open 7am-6pm every day, and restrooms are available there. Construction near the ponds continues so please see Location Map and Construction/Access Changes under the Birding Tab to understand where access may be limited.
Check out our Monthly Events under the Events page.
The Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory is a program of the Austin Water Utility's Center for Environmental Research at the Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant. The 1200-acre Hornsby Bend site is located in southeast Austin, Texas. More information about Hornsby Bend can be found at the Center for Environmental Research website.
The Hornsby Bend facility is open dawn to dusk 7 days a week year round.
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- Austin Water Center for Environmental Research at Hornsby Bend
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