Endangered Songbird Hike on the BCP

Date:  Saturday, April 28, 2018, and May 5, 2018  – 8:30 – 11:30

Location:  BCP Bull Creek Preserve

Near 360 and 2222. Directions sent upon registration

Austin TX

Description: Come and enjoy a morning of birding on the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve to learn about our two endangered songbirds, the Golden-cheeked Warbler and the Black-capped Vireo.  This is a unique opportunity to go out with a biologist to learn about their habitat and natural history.  The 2-mile leisurely hike through Ashe juniper-oak woodlands is on level ground along a watershed divide where Golden-cheeked Warblers can be easily seen, and we’ll also have an opportunity to hear and possibly see Black-capped Vireos.  Other songbirds we’ll likely encounter include Painted Buntings, Summer Tanagers, Blue-Grey Gnatcatchers, and possibly some surprise migrants.

All skill levels are welcome.  The hike is limited to 15 individuals.  Bring binoculars, water, sun protection, and wear closed-toed shoes appropriate for hiking.  Sing up to attend this event on the Wildlands Activity Calendar.

Contact information:  Audrey Stewart, 512-972-1690.  Email

 

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