Join Shoal Creek Conservancy and Travis Audubon Society as we enjoy a winter birding walk at Beverly Sheffield Northwest District Park. We will explore the main portion of the park around the pool and pond, then move south toward Park Street and the open section of Shoal Creek at the end of the Park. We will look for year-round residents including Red-Shouldered and Cooper’s Hawks, varied woodpecker species, and the usual Hill country songbirds such as titmice, chickadees, and Northern Cardinals. Additionally, we will hope to enjoy winter residents such as Orange-crowned and Yellow-rumped Warblers, sassy Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets, several winter sparrow species, as well as a variety of finches.
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. 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 the 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 a few minutes before 7:30am by the historical marker in front of the pool.
Interested? Please register below!
When:January 28th, 2023
7:30am - 10:00am
Where:Beverly S Sheffield Northwest Municipal Pool
7000 Ardath St, Austin, TX 78757