Birding Hikes in the Valley

When May 24, 2014
from 07:00 AM to 09:30 AM
Where Dinosaur Valley State Park
Contact Name Kathy Lenz
Contact Email
Contact Phone (254) 897-4588

Leaders:  Walt and Diane Berk, Master Birders, Carey McLaughlin, Master Naturalist, and other Selected Park Naturalists

Bird Species recorded in Park:  144 bird species have been recorded in DVSP. 


  • Overview of birding techniques and birds seen at DVSP, held at maintenance facility near parking lot,  approximately 20 minutes
  • Participants may divide into two groups which will look for birds in different locations in the Park:
    • Group A drives to parking lot near the ford across the Paluxy River, then walks trail along Denio Creek to look for Golden Cheek Warblers.  Walk includes crossing  the Paluxy River at a very rocky fording  area, and following steep,  developed trail to area where Golden Cheek Warblers are often seen.  Other birds may be seen in the same area.
    • Group B walks along portions of the Horseshoe Equestrian Trail and/or Paluxy River to view the hawks, vultures, woodpeckers, sparrows and a wide variety of other birds seen in this area. 

Preparations:  Participants should be prepared to walk over rocky trails and bring protein bars and water.  Binoculars are available for children’s use.  Much of the area has no shade and hats are recommended.

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