Join Shoal Creek Conservancy and Travis Audubon Society as we enjoy a Fall birding walk at Beverly Sheffield Northwest District Park. We will explore the main portion of the park around the pond and playground, then move south toward Park Street and the open section of Shoal Creek at the end of Park. We will hope to enjoy good views of year-round residents including Green Herons, Yellow-crowned Night Herons, Red-Shouldered Hawks, various woodpeckers, and the usual Hill country songbirds such as titmice, chickadees, and Northern Cardinals. Additionally, we will be on the lookout for fall migrants and early-arriving winter residents such as Orange-crowned Warblers, Nashville Warblers, Common Yellowthroats, and the sassy Ruby-crowned Kinglet. 

Beginners, as well as experienced birders, are welcome. Not all portions of the planned route are easily accessible to those with mobility challenges, but the main portion of the park and playground area are. We can make adjustments in our route if necessary. Restrooms are available at the playground, but soap may not be stocked so consider bringing hand sanitizer.  Although the trip will be relatively short both in duration and walking distance please bring water or snacks, if you desire, and wear appropriate footwear.  Keep track of the weather because you all know how quickly the weather can change in central Texas!

Meet at the playground in front of the restrooms at 7:45 am.  Registration is limited to 20 people (we will split into two groups of 10).

With Stage 3 going into effect, masks are optional. There will be a small supply of loaner binoculars for individuals that don’t have their own, and they will be wiped down with alcohol wipes before use. Please DO NOT attend if you have a fever, cough, any other symptoms of illness, or if you have had a known exposure to Covid-19 within the preceding two weeks.


October 30th, 2021
8:00am - 10:00am


NW District Park - meet at the playground
7000 Ardath St, Austin, TX 78757