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Hill Country Birding with John Harrington & Jo Cheatwood

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Refuge Headquarters
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Hill Country Birding

Hill Country Birding Trip

Join top Texas birders to look for special Hill Country birds that nest on the Refuge. This tour makes multiple stops along one of the quietest, birdiest country roads in western Travis County, and then brief stops at Doeskin, Flying X and Simons Tract, affording participants the opportunity to see and hear many of the breeding and spring migrant birds of the eastern edge of the Edwards Plateau. The trip leader is intimately familiar with these birds and their vocalizations, and will strive to get scope views for all participants of most of the target birds on the route. We do not specifically target Golden-cheeked Warbler, but occasionally encounter them on this route. In addition to the targets mentioned below, we also often see spring migrants including raptors, flycatchers, and various smaller birds.

Targets: Wild Turkey, Cave Swallow, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Summer Tanager, Painted Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, Bell's Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo (migrant, but singing), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow and occasionally Vermilion Flycatcher, Canyon Towhee and Black-throated Sparrow.
van from HQ 30 Min 1way Easy to Moderate Flying X
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Native wildlife and plant species are a top management priority for the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge strives to protect, restore and enhance habitat for the benefit of all native species, endangered or otherwise.

 


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