GUIDED Bird Walks
South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center
Your host to the Birdiest Festival, the Botanical Gardens, is a relaxing outdoor venue with a multitude of birding opportunity as it sits along a prime migration corridor. Vibrantly colored smaller birds such as warblers, vireos, orioles, grosbeaks and buntings scatter throughout the Gardens. Search the shoreline for shorebirds. Everywhere you look there is a chance to experience the migration.
The habitat of the Gardens encompasses 182 acres of shrub, grassland, a lake, and a pond. Also found on the property are small sub-habitats such as a butterfly, arid and plumeria garden. Several trails traverse through the diverse ecosystem supporting a wide variety of wildlife, plants, birds, and fish, while providing an up-close look at the ever-changing wetlands. Hike or walk along the Brennecke Nature Trail, Oso Loop Trail or the Wetland Boardwalk and climb the Birding Tower for a birds-eye view of Gator Lake. Remember to look up for swallows, hawks, Anhingas and White Pelicans, which commonly pass over in droves on their way North during this time.
THURSDAY – APRIL 27 and FRIDAY – APRIL 28 and SATURDAY – APRIL 29
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
SUNDAY – APRIL 30
7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
$15 Per Person