Wild Weekday at Charro Ranch Park, Led by Amy Sugeno & Christy Esmahan

7:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Located a little south of Dripping Springs on FM 150, Charro Ranch Park is a wonderful place to bird. About two miles of flat trail winds throughout the 64-acre park, allowing for plentiful birding in all habitats and areas of the park, including the bird blind and a small pond. The park is mostly dominated by live oak woodlands and clumps of shrubby agarita and Texas persimmon separated by open grasslands. Interestingly, post and blackjack oaks can also be found in the park. Shrubby areas provide good shelter for many songbirds, while the taller oaks offer perches high up off the ground. Over 100 species have been reported at Charro Ranch Park, and, on this trip, we will look for the more common summer breeding birds, as well as any late spring migrants. Target birds include Painted Bunting, Summer Tanager, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Ash-throated and Great-crested flycatchers. However, if we’re lucky, some possibilities also include: Nashville Warbler; Indigo Bunting; Blue Grosbeak; and Baltimore, Scott’s, and Orchard orioles.

We will walk slowly for about 2 ½ hours. For anyone who wishes to visit over coffee or tea after the walk, we’ll plan to meet at Rolling in Thyme & Dough in Dripping Springs.

Registration is required, and further details will be provided to registrants prior to the date of the trip. Please contact Amy Sugeno at amysugeno@gmail.com for questions.

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