Trinity River Audubon Center

Painted Bunting. Photo: Simon Tan / Audubon Photography Awards.

Updated July 30, 2020 at 12:30pm CT: In order to protect the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers, and visitors and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Trinity River Audubon Center and our trails are currently closed. We are working on a reopening plan that allows safe visitation to our trails. We will share those plans with you soon! Please follow us on Facebook for virtual content and updates regarding our re-opening.

If you would like to enjoy a nature experience, the AT&T trail is still open. You can find a map here.

If you are stuck indoors and need a birdy distraction, here is a beautiful page filled with Audubon’s favorite bird photos, videos, and stories.

While we are practicing social distancing and staying at home, please check here for updated content. Why not enjoy some online activities or learn some birding skills? We will continue to post updated content on our YouTube and Facebook channels. Also, check out fun and educational activites at Audubon for Kids, available in both Spanish and English! There is a new bird-related theme each week with activities for kids of all ages.

If you missed previous posts, check out:

Audubon Texas State of the Centers July 2020

Nature in Your Backyard

The Kestrel's Birthday

The Barred Owl's Birthday

How To Draw a Bird

Weekly TRAC Facts: Spring Migration & Window Strikes

Weekly TRAC Facts: Eastern Hognose Snake

Weekly TRAC Facts: Texas Dandelion

Weekly TRAC Facts: Unusual Things in Nature

Weekly TRAC Facts: Blackland Prairie Native Plants

Weekly TRAC Facts: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Weekly TRAC Facts: Black Willow Tree

Weekly TRAC Facts: Native Milkweed as Monarch Larval Hosts

Weekly TRAC Facts: Bottomland Hardwood Forests

Weekly TRAC Facts: Bird Beaks

Weekly TRAC Facts: Gama Grass

Weekly TRAC Facts: Assassin Bug

All About our Animal Ambassadors

North Texas Blooms: Texas Baby Blue-Eyes

North Texas Blooms: Wild Garlic

North Texas Blooms: Dwarf Sorrel Broomrape

North Texas Blooms: Philadelphia Fleabane

North Texas Blooms: Prairie Bishop

Where Birds Thrive, People Prosper!

Turtle Action TV

I Used to Bird, Now I'm a Bird Challenge

TRAC Trail Feature: Trinity River Trail

Our Texas Women in Conservation Luncheon, featuring the 2020 Terry Hershey Awards, is an inspiring highlight of spring at Audubon Texas. While current circumstances make it impossible for us to celebrate as originally planned on March 25, we are thrilled to announce that we are rescheduling for Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Can't wait to celebrate our outstanding honorees? Click here for a sneak peek!


Trinity River Audubon Center is located just ten miles south of downtown Dallas, but you'll feel a world away. Our center is your gateway to explore the amazing resources of the 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest, the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States. Get to know a diverse community of plant and animal species and our unique mixture of bottomland hardwood forest, wetland, and prairie habitat. A part of the City of Dallas-Trinity River Corridor Project, the center's 130 acres sit on a former illegal dump site, now a reclaimed haven for a vast array of birds and other wildlife in an increasingly urbanized metropolitan area. 

As part of the National Audubon Society, Trinity River Audubon Center is a nonprofit organization, which means supporting us by visiting, telling a friend, or becoming a member helps to educate tens of thousands of North Texas students about science, conservation, and the ecosystems in which they live. Checkout our events, sign up for a class, or simply drop by for a hike. 

Trinity River Audubon Center is a nonprofit organization supported, in part, by funds from the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department.

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