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General Information

Migration Celebration is held annually in April in southern Brazoria County, Texas, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service event from the Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Complex underwritten by Friends of the Brazoria Wildlife Refuges.

Migration Celebration activities are centered on the two-day event on the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, but formally start with a fundraising dinner and featured speaker at Freeport RiverPlace located in the Freeport Municipal Park.

Migration Celebration started as a birding festival but it has changed over time to a family nature festival. Events and presentations are now designed for more introductory level participation, but several trail and van tours offer excellent birding opportunities for all levels and ages.

With the exception of the fundraising kickoff dinner and the food and bake sales on event days, all other Migration Celebration events, tours, presentations, and other activities are free to the public. This is made possible by the generous donations of time and money by our sponsors, partner organizations and volunteers.

Directions & Maps

Most Migration Celebration activities are at or near the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Campus, near the main entrance to the Refuge. Facilities at this location include:

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge
6801 County Road 306
Brazoria, TX 77422-7896
GPS : 28.9149448, -95.5789089

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Printed schedules and maps are available at the Information Booth at no charge.

Trail Maps

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Information Booth

After parking your vehicle along County Road 306, hop a golf-cart shuttle, if desired, or walk to the refuge entrance. Preferential handicapped parking is available. The Information Booth is located at the far west end of the parking lot. If this is your first visit to Migration Celebration, make this your first stop!

Volunteers will be on duty during the following hours to assist you:

  • Saturday: 8am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Most activities are located within walking distance of the Information Booth. You will also be able to sign up for tours here. All shuttle vans and tours depart from and return to the Van Stop near the Information Booth.

Pick up a free Junior Naturalist Passport at the Volunteer Registration Tent near the Information Booth.

Restrooms are located nearby.

First Aid

West Brazos Emergency Medical Services personnel will be on duty at their exhibit throughout Migration Celebration. Even if you don't need first aid service, stop by and take a look at their facilities.

First Aid Kits and Fire Extinguishers are located:

  • on every U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service vehicle and in every building; and
  • at the West Brazos Emergency Medical Services Exhibit.

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Migration Celebration is a Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex event underwritten by Friends of Brazoria Wildlife Refuges.

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