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.


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Boerne City Lake Park

This is one of those relatively small lakes that is a great place to go swimming because no motorized boats are allowed on the water. This also is a good place to go fishing and they have hiking trails and a butterfly garden. They also have a bird watching blind for you to use. Exit […]

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Bracken Bat Cave

This is the home of tens of millions of Mexican Free-Tail bats, but it is located on private property so access is limited. Still, to witness the emergence here is darn sure a sight to behold and it is something yo uwon’t soon forget. You will need to contact these folks beforehand to inquire about […]

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Bright Leaf Natural Area

This 200 acre natural area is the home to numerous bird species, including some endangered species. The site is available to the public on the second weekend of each month, but you have to make arrangements beforehand because all hiking and birding must be conducted with one of the site’s guides.

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Canyon of the Eagles Lodge

Located just outside of Burnet this 940-acre lakeside park has three miles of lakefront, 14 miles of hiking trails, canoeing, kayak rentals, swimming, fishing and campsites available for your outdoor enjoyment. There are several nature activities available here and yes, you often times can see eagles here on a seasonal basis. An added bonus is […]

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Chalk Bluff Park

The park is located on the enticing Nueces River outside of Bracketville and features a superb cliff near the water, and 2 miles of river frontage on this stupendous, spring-fed river. Rentals of canoes, tubes, kayaks, bikes, fishing poles and horses are available if you want to do more than just lounge around in the […]

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Clear Springs Avaiaries and Zoological Gardens

This privately owned facility specializes in housing rare and endangered bird species. Be sure to bring the camera and tripod.

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Colorado Bend State Park

This State park on the Colorado River offers an interesting variety of habitats and physical features such as the glorious 60’ Gorman Falls (a travertine waterfall that is actually growing in size rather than eroding). You should take the guided trip if you want to view the falls, but make sure the water is flowing or you […]

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Congress Avenue Bridge (Ann Richards Bridge)

This is the Austin summer home to what has been billed as the largest urban concentration of bats in North America, and that is saying quite a lot. The Bridge houses a colony of Mexican Free-Tail bats (mid-March to November). The largest populations are found during late summer when the pups grab their tiny messenger […]

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Cypress Creek Cottages

There are 8 one bedroom cottages located on this property fronting Cypress Creek. Each cottage has a fireplace and a jacuzzi tub on a small outside deck. An added bonus is that pets are allowed.

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Dahlstrom Ranch

Hooray for forward thinking people. The Dahlstrom family recently announced that they sold the development rights to their ranch to governmental entities. What that means is that instead of 8,000 homes being located on this environmentally sensitive tract the public will have access to the 2,252-acre property, which is about five miles west of Buda. […]

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