In an effort to assist you with
planning the upcoming school year, Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife
Refuge is pleased to announce the 2016 dates for its environmental education
programs: Going Buggy and Bridges to Birding.
Guided bird walks to identify the many species of birds in this region, including the golden-cheeked warbler and black-capped vireo. From the 2015 Songbird Festival's Friends of Balcones member, Kelly Smith:"I have looked over the bird list and I counted 161 species total, 145 of which were seen at the refuge (16 were only seen offsite). However, of those 16 seen only offsite, all but 5 are on the checklist issued by USFWS with the Black-capped Vireo on it. Those five are Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Egyptian Goose, Common Loon, Worm-eating Warbler, and Willet. A Worm-eating Warbler was seen at Doeskin by our family tour (congrats to Bryce and Rob) so I believe only four species reported during thefestival are never seen on the refuge. A Backpoll Warbler was reported on ebird during the festival, but I did not count it."
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