Bird the beautiful Los Madrones property with Mike Murphy, Julie de Witte, Greg Lasley, and Georgean and Paul Kyle!
Hill Country birding does not get any better than this. Join a small group of birders and spend a morning exploring this 400 acre ranch close to Austin. Limestone outcroppings, Little Bee Creek, grasslands, broad vistas and many beautiful madrone trees will be the backdrop for birds like nesting Golden-cheeked Warblers, Summer Tanagers and Rufous-crowned Sparrows. Plus who knows what surprises await us during peak migration. Owners Mike Murphy and Julie de Wette and Greg Lasley will be our guides. They have managed their property for wildlife since 2000, when cattle grazing was stopped, and the birds are responding. We will tour the ranch in four-wheel drive ranch vehicles, visiting a variety of habitats, maybe even adding to the 70+ species already recorded. Then we will adjourn to the hosts’ hilltop yard to enjoy our sack lunches al fresco and depart around noon.
We will meet at the ranch gate on Hamilton Pool Road at 7:30. Learn more about Los Madrones’ history and wildlife at http://www.losmadrones.com/LM/Home.html l and register soon.
This team will bird Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 AM – Noon. The fee to register for this team is $50, but if you wish you are welcome to provide an additional donation! This team is limited to 12 participants.