Date: August 11, 2018
8 – 10 am
These events are scheduled for the second Saturday of the month in May through September, when chimney swifts are in the area.
Location: 14246 Hunter’s Pass / Austin, Texas 78734
General location: off of RR 620 between RR 2222 and Hwy 71
This is sponsored by Travis Audubon
A guided tour will emphasize the history of Chaetura Canyon, plants, geology, birds, habitat restoration and (of course) Chimney Swifts!
Registration is required. See below.
Feel free to bring breakfast bars or snacks. Water and soft drinks will be provided. 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
• 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.
• This event is free to TAS members and their guests, but a minimum donation of $10 per person to Travis Audubon for Chaetura Canyon is encouraged. Note cards, t-shirts, limited edition prints and TAS merchandise will be available for purchase. All donations and purchases benefit the maintenance of and projects at Chaetura Canyon.
• Register here: Further details will be emailed to registrants prior to the event
Contact Person: For questions, please contact the Stewards, Paul and Georgean Kyle: kyle@ChimneySwifts.org