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Birding 101

8:00a to 9:30a
Fri, September 17, 2021
Jessica DeBoer
(830) 685-3636 x804

Join a park ranger for an introduction to birdwatching!

Starting with how to use binoculars (yes! we have binos you can borrow) and what to bring on a birding hike, we'll progress through the basics of finding and identifying birds in the wild. If time, we'll go for a short walk to find some of the current birdy inhabitants of the area.

All experience levels welcome (no experience needed).

Loaner binoculars are available fore the first 12 visitors. You are also welcome to bring your own binoculars, cameras, etc.

Meet at the Gazebo. We'll be starting in the day-use picnic area and then moving on from there. Easy trails to no hiking for this program.


  • Binoculars (if you've got 'em)
  • Walking shoes
  • Water
  • Dress for the weather

IMPORTANT: Reservations are required to enter the State Natural Area Friday through Sunday, on holidays or during school breaks. You can check day pass availability online at

Entrance fees: $8/adult; children 12 and under are free; no additional fees for park programs. Entry is free with a Texas State Parks Pass.

All programs are weather dependent -- if it rains, the Summit Trail and all elevated areas of the park are closed. Also, 'COVID-dependent.'

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