Spring in South Texas: Hill Country Extension: Apr 11—15, 2018

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Price: $1,595
Departs: Laredo
Ends: San Antonio
Tour Limit: 14
Operations Manager: Margaret Anderson
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Barry Zimmer

Barry Zimmer has been birding since the age of eight. His main areas of expertise lie in Nor...

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Golden-cheeked Warbler

Golden-cheeked Warbler— Photo: Greg Lasley

Experience the Texas Hill Country at its finest with birds and wildflowers at their peak on this short extension to our Spring in South Texas tour. Our prime targets will be the two Hill Country specialties, the endangered Black-capped Vireo and Golden-cheeked Warbler, here at the heart of their small ranges. Other possibilities include Zone-tailed Hawk, Crested Caracara, Green and Ringed kingfishers, Black Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, Cave Swallow, Canyon and Rock wrens, Long-billed Thrasher, Yellow-breasted Chat, Painted Bunting, Olive Sparrow, and Hooded, Audubon’s, and Scott’s orioles among others. In addition, we will visit a bat cave with an estimated ten million plus Mexican Free-tailed Bats emerging at dusk in one of the great natural history spectacles ever! This very birdy and pleasant area provides a wonderful conclusion to our Spring in South Texas tour or a quick getaway on its own.

Nice accommodations; easy short hikes and roadside birding; visit to a bat cave.