2023 is the year of Birdsong Brackenridge. We’re celebrating our feathered friends all year long with bird walks, community events, art installations, and our annual Party in the Park.

Here’s what you can enjoy this year!

Birdhouse Display at McNay Art Museum

10 top architects from San Antonio and across the country built stunning birdhouses that were donated to the conservancy as part of Birdsong Brackenridge: Party in the Park. Each birdhouse is designed for a specific species. Bird houses will be on display at the McNay Art Museum through November.


Children’s Birdhouse Display at San Antonio Central Library

5th-grade members of UTSA’s Young Artist Program designed birdhouses in support of Birdsong Brackenridge. Students from Bonham and Hawthorne academies created these as part of the Kids Initiating Design Solutions (KIDS) elementary architecture program. Birdhouses were on display at the newly renovated San Antonio Central Library throughout April.

Birdsong Brackenridge: Party in the Park

The 2023 Birdsong Brackenridge: Party in the Park was the most successful fundraising event in the Brackenridge Park Conservancy’s history. Funds will help to preserve the park’s natural and cultural resources while creating educational and recreational opportunities. This was only possible thanks to devoted businesses and community members to whom we owe a great deal of gratitude.

A special thank you to co-chairs, Suzanne Mathews and Randall Poster, Grammy-award winning music supervisor, for leading Birdsong Brackenridge. Your leadership and artistic creativity have ushered in a new chapter for the park. 

Randall Poster created The Birdsong Project

Thank you to our generous sponsors. It is because of your support that countless more generations will enjoy the natural and cultural treasures of Brackenridge Park. 

Ruby - Throated Hummingbird 

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Mays family foundation

Barred Owl 

Rick Liberto 

John and Florence Newman Foundation  

Guillermo Nicolas and Jim Foster

Corinna and J. B. Richter 

Muriel F. Siebert Foundation

Red - Shouldered Hawk 

Charles Butt 

Golden Steves & Gordon/Kopplow Construction 

Chris Hill and Lachlan Miles 

Liecie and Nicholas Hollis 

Michael Neidorff School of Business/Trinity University


Shiner Brewery 

Spencer Foundation 

Weston Ventures 

Ladder- Backed Woodpecker 

Broadway Bank 

CB and Anita Branch Trust

Finney, Berg, Feik, Peavy, Embrey, McClane 


Lukin T. Gilliland, Jr. 

Michael G. Imber, Architects 

Dr. Chris and Lisa Kopecky 

Carol and Peter McGanity 

The Nature Conservancy/Texas 

Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP 

Office of Historic Preservation 

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Annie and Tim Swan 


Blue Jay 

Ann Griffith Ash

Ramona and Lee Bass 

Rhonda and Joe Calvert 

Mary Alice and Henry Cisneros 

Liz and Bobby Dewar 

Claire Dewar 

Cina Alexander Forgason

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Alice and Eric Foultz 

Haynes and Boone, LLP 

Hire Resource Staffing 

Rosemary Leon

Cassandra Longoria 

Stacey and Jamo Rubin

Silver eagle


Mary West and Richard Traylor 

Anna and Todd Wulfe 

Donations +500

Marilyn Blackwell Architects


David Bohnett

Mary Pat and Michael Bolner 

Camille & Laddie Denton

Craig Dykers

Ernst & Young LLP/Jeff Rummel

Perry Finger

Margarite Parker Guggolz

Beth Bowman Harper

Nancy Elliott Hayne 

Virginia and Gary Koehl

Bonnie and John Korbell 

Peggy Pace

Gerardo Salinas

Linda Nixon Seeligson 

Lyn Selig

Nancy and Robert Shivers 

Sarah Meyer Simon

Mellick Sykes

Mary Pat Sumberg

Jane Ann Temple

John C. Thomas

CeCe B. Thompson 

Sandra and Dale Tremblay 

Lorrie Powell Uhl

University Health Systems

Alice and Sergio Viroslav

Elam Wright

Shellie Yokum

Special Recognition: 

San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department 

Warby Parker

Lucifer Lighting Company 

Paul Lato Wines

Nocturnal Audio Visual Inc. 

Davila Electric 

San Antonio Zoo

Silver Eagle Beverages 

Special Performances: 

Rita The Band

Ramesh Srivastava 

The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio: Sleeping Beauty, Bluebird and Canary Variation/Pas de Deux


This is what happens when starchitects design birdhouses, Fast Company

Snøhetta, Brooks + Scarpa among studios to create birdhouses for San Antonio exhibition, Dezeen

Thank you to the world renowned architects from San Antonio and throughout the United States who created and donated birdhouses to the Brackenridge Park Conservancy. Your artistry will continue to live on for generations to come. 

Marlon Blackwell –  Marlon Blackwell Architects; Fayetteville, Arkansas

Angie Brooks and Larry Scarpa – Brooks Scarpa; Los Angeles, California

Roberto de Leon – de Leon & Primmer; Louisville, Kentucky

Craig Dyker and Elaine Molinar – Snøhetta; New York; Oslo, Norway

Ted Flato – Lake Flato, San Antonio, Texas

Everett L. Fly – Everett L. Fly Architect; San Antonio, Texas

Michael G. Imber – Michael G. Imber Architects; San Antonio, Texas

David Jameson – David Jameson Architect; Washington, D.C.

Tom Kundig – Olson Kundig; Seattle/New York

Judy Pesek – Gensler; Austin, Texas 

Learn more about the City of San Antonio’s mitigation efforts for migratory birds to protect water quality and park resources. Like every ecosystem, parks need a healthy balance for protection and preservation. Take a look at the Cultural Landscape Report (CLR) to learn more. Commissioned by the conservancy, the CLR calls for an interdisciplinary systems-based approach to the park’s preservation and future growth. It sets four intentions: 

  1. Heal Brackenridge Park’s ecology
  2. Protect and celebrate its many layers of historic significance and cultural diversity
  3. Elevate its identity locally and nationally
  4. Usher it into the 21st century.

Birds are vital to a thriving urban park. They are our gifted musicians. And, our tether to the present moment.