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    • 2016 Dates Available for Going Buggy & Bridges to Birding Programs

      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.  

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    • Balcones Songbird Festival 2016


      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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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2015
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