7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Come celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by birding with Judith Bailey and Cinda Crosley at Lockhart State Park. International Migratory Bird Day was established over 25 years ago to focus attention on migratory birds and their habitats throughout the Western Hemisphere. As most Central Texas birders know, many birds migrate through our area each spring on their way to their northern breeding grounds and we expect to see some of them in the park, which is the top eBird Hot Spot for Caldwell County.
Lockhart State Park is located at the southwestern edge of Lockhart [SEE MAP] and is administered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The park was constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 3803 between 1935 and 1938. It opened in 1948. Clear Fork Creek runs through the 263.7 acres where live oak and black walnut trees create a riparian habitat that attracts many birds. There are designated hiking trails we will explore.
Many varieties of birds migrate through or live in the park. We will be looking for these new spring arrivals, which breed in the park: Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Common Nighthawk, Great Crested Flycatcher, Northern Parula, Summer Tanager, and Painted Bunting, as well as year-round residents, Wild Turkey and Eastern Bluebirds, and many more.
Registration is required for this trip and further details for meeting the group will be provided to registrants prior to the date of the trip. Please contact Judith Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. Limited to 12 registrants.
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