9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Join us as we explore one of Travis Audubon’s bird sanctuaries, Chaetura Canyon! Located in Lakeway, this 12 acre sanctuary is home to more than 30 nesting avian species and is world renowned for research and conservation of Chimney Swifts. We will check out some of the many Chimney Swift towers and hike the trails in search of migrating species, study the habitat and discuss how birds and other animals use these.
Feel free to bring breakfast bars or snacks. Water and soft drinks will be provided, and restrooms are available. We will begin with a short orientation, and then hit the trails.
Trails are well-developed, but a stretch of the main lower trail is moderately strenuous with:
· A very narrow path
· A 100-foot drop-off
· Loose rocks
· Many steps going down, then up back up again
This tour is not recommended for children under seven (7) years of age or people with balance problems.
Sturdy shoes or boots are required (no sandals, flip-flops or flats!). A walking stick, binoculars and a water bottle are recommended. Walking sticks and binoculars are available for loan. Cameras are also welcome, but we do ask that you put your cell phones on “vibrate” while on the trails.
Each participant must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for their participant. This event is limited to 12 participants including the responsible adults. Registrants will receive directions to Chaetura Canyon several days prior to event.
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