Young Birders Club: Charro Ranch Park

8:00 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 115 species have been reported at Charro Ranch Park, and, on this trip, we will look for the more common winter birds. Target birds include Hermit Thrush, Pine Siskin, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and White-crowned and White-throated sparrows. However, if we’re lucky, some possibilities also include: Harris’ and Lincoln’s sparrows, Red-shouldered Hawk, Spotted Towhee, and Orange-crowned Warbler.

We will walk slowly for about 2 hours, possibly a little longer if the birding is really hot!

Please contact Amy Sugeno at amysugeno@gmail.com for questions.

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