Hornsby Bend

Hornsby Bend is a 1200 acre site that is the Austin Water Utility's Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant which is open to the public 7 days a week from dawn to dusk. Public access for birding, hiking, and more is allowed from dawn to dark. Hornsby Bend is one of the most popular birding sites in Texas. The Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory is a program of the Austin Water Utility's Center for Environmental Research at Hornsby Bend.


Hornsby Bend is located near Austin, Texas and this page is about the nonhumans living at this 1200-acre site. Check out the Austin Water Center for Environmental Research page for updates on humans at the Hornsby Bend site.

Working Hours

Monday: 06:00 - 20:00

Tuesday: 06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 06:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 20:00 - 20:00
Friday: 06:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 06:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 06:00 - 20:00