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 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. We will have a small supply of loaner binoculars if you do not have your own.
Keep track of the weather because you all know how quickly weather can change in central Texas! This event will proceed in the event of very light rain or drizzle, but will be canceled for heavy rain or lightning. Please check your email before leaving home on the morning of the walk if there is any questionable weather.
We will meet in the parking area closest to the pond at 7:30 am and will aim to end by 10am.
Interested? Register below after September 9th.
When:October 2nd, 2022
7:30am - 10:00am
Where:Northwest District Park
7000 Ardath St, Austin, TX 78757