Birding and Bat Watching

Look, Up in the Sky. It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No it’s a Bat
We know that birding has really been taking off in Central Texas over the last few years and the nature viewing destinations, as well as many of the campground locations and swimming holes, can provide you with many opportunities to gander at our fabulous, feathered friends.


To find Birding and Bat Watching in the Texas Hill Country use the search form above and select "Birding and Bat Watching" from the activity menu. Next select a distance and city and press the "SEARCH" button.

Page 1 of 77 total results for Birding and Bat Watching
7 A Resort and Pioneer Town

This place was hit hard by the 2015 flood so contact them to see whether your favorite cabin is still available. Several have been completely demolished, some have been rebuilt, and some new ones are on the way. This old-school resort is available for day use and they have cabins located across the street from […]

Birding and Bat WatchingCabins and Other LodgingsFishingSwimming Holes
Andy’s on River Road

This place is located at the intersection of River Road (CR 348) and State Hwy 127 in picturesque Concan. Andy’s offers camping spaces and they can make arrangements for tube and kayak rentals in case you want to take a trip down the fabulously refreshing spring-fed Frio River. Be sure to check with them about […]

Birding and Bat WatchingCampingHiking TrailsPet FriendlyRiver OutfittersTube Rental Services
Arkansas Bend

This isolated 320-acre Travis County park has about two miles of lake frontage on the banks of Lake Travis. The park is not as heavily used as some of the other parks on the lake and it offers primitive camping (bring water), swimming, fishing and there is a shaded campground located along a bluff. There […]

Birding and Bat WatchingCampingFishingHiking TrailsMountain BikingPet FriendlySwimming Holes
Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

The primary purpose of this refuge is to protect habitat for Golden-Cheeked Warblers and Black-Capped Vireos and other bird species. Lots of winged creatures and various types of mammals inhabit this refuge so there are plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities up here. The preserve contains about five miles of hiking trails and has an observation […]

Birding and Bat WatchingHiking TrailsWildlife and Wildflowers
Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve

This 125 acre preserve offers nine trails through different habitats – dry dessert like, hills typical of the Texas Hill Country with over 300 Madrone trees and 37 native grasses, and a canyon with pond – built by the Pipe Creek -, with big Spanish oaks and Escarpment cherries and 200 year old junipers. You […]

Birding and Bat WatchingHiking TrailsWildlife and Wildflowers
Benson Crossing

This shallow area is located at one of the crossings of County Road 1340 and the Guadalupe River west of Hunt. Nice spot to go wading or wade fishing and perhaps to do some birding. Parking and access to water are OK and this is a real nice drive outside of Kerrville to boot. You […]

Birding and Bat WatchingFishingPet FriendlySwimming Holes
Big Oak River Camp

This is a very nice campground located on the fabulous spring-fed, crystal clear Nueces River in the sprawling Nueces Canyon and it offers oak tree-shaded camping, swimming, fishing and tubing opportunities. One of the best things about this location is that the campsites are either right on or very close to the beautiful river (when […]

Birding and Bat WatchingCabins and Other LodgingsCampingFishingKayak TrailsPet FriendlySwimming HolesTube Rental Services
Blanco Shoals

This is an 81 acre natural area located mostly west of the Blanco River, just below the bridge at IH35 in San Marcos. Blanco Shoals is unique in that it is an undeveloped riparian area, which is projected to remain that way except for a few trails to be built. This area contains high bank […]

Birding and Bat WatchingHiking TrailsWildlife and Wildflowers
Blanco State Park

This is a relatively small but beautiful tree shaded 105-acre state park on the banks of the beautiful Blanco River smack dab right inside the town of Blanco. The river bed is limestone, hence the name of the river. This place is a great swimming hole to visit to escape the relentless Texas heat and […]

Birding and Bat WatchingCampingFishingPet FriendlyRiver OutfittersSwimming HolesTube Rental Services
Block Creek Natural Area

This natural area sits upon 400 acres on two ranches off of Old Highway No. 9 south of Fredericksburg. They have cleared most of the juniper/cedar off the property which means there typically is water flowing onsite. Those pesky junipers drink a lot of water and you really can tell the difference in stream flows […]

Birding and Bat WatchingWildlife and Wildflowers