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Birding the Plateaus and Springs of the Texas Hill Country Shelia Hargis & Cheryl McGrath

  • Saturday, April 25, 2020
  • 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Refuge Headquarters
  • 8


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Includes breakfast tacos & coffee!


Birding the Plateaus and Springs of the Texas Hill Country

Located in the northwestern portion of Balcones Canyonlands NWR, this tour offers a great chance to see and hear many wonderful bird species found in the dry, rocky upland savannas and shrublands of the Texas Hill Country. We will also visit Peaceful Springs, a cool, clear natural spring nestled within a beautiful, lush woodland area which attracts an interesting variety of songbirds, as well as other animals. In the woodlands, we will target the Federally Endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler, Yellow-throated and Red-eyed vireos, Cooper’s Hawk, and Black-and-white Warbler. In the drier upland savannas and shrublands, we will target the Black-capped and Bell’s vireos, Crested Caracara, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo and Painted buntings, Scott’s Oriole, Scissor-tailed and Vermilion flycatchers, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Verdin, Common Ground-Dove, and Canyon Towhee. This tour will include birding from the van, as well as some walking, including some areas of uneven, rocky roads and trails.

van from HQ 30 Min 1way Easy to Moderate between locations *stop between locations
The Texas Ornithological Society (TOS) was founded in 1953 as a nonprofit organization. The purpose of the Society is to promote the discovery and dissemination of knowledge of birds; to encourage specifically the observation, study and conservation of birds in Texas; to encourage the formation of local birding clubs; and to stimulate cooperation among professional ornithologists.


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