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Bird Walks

 
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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