Look for this small 'spectacled' bird on the refuge. It can be found hanging upside down to feed on insects, insect larva and spiders.
Miles of trails lead you through old growth cedar forests, meadows and along rocky creeks. Come enjoy the beauty of the Hill Country!
Wildlife Watching and Nature Trails
Golden-cheeked warblers are the only bird species that nests exclusively in Texas, including the refuge.
Public Use Areas
Balcones Canyonlands is not a continuous piece of land. It is actually fragmented with only 3000 of its 27,500 acres open to the public.Trails and Where to Find Them
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
What's Happening at the Refuge
Held weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. See www.friendsofbalcones.org/calendarMorning Bird Walks through February
- December 19, 2016
This CBC is a free event and welcomes expert and beginner birders.
Is a drawn hunt made possible through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.Hunting
The refuge has been identified as an internationally Important Bird Area, an official designation indicating its unique importance to birds, specifically the golden-cheeked warbler and black-capped vireo.
Their songs are derived from a large syllable repertoire, an order of magnitude greater than that of other vireos.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Golden-cheeked warbler / Greg Lasley ©, Black-capped vireo / Greg Lasley ©
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2016