Join members of the Shoal Creek Conservancy, with leaders from Travis Audubon Society, for a
relaxed exploration of the birds of Seiders Springs Park and the adjacent Shoal Creek Trail. We
will meet on the trail at the southwest corner of Shoal Creek and 34 th street (free parking is
available along Shoal Creek in front of St Andrews Episcopal School). TAS field trip leaders
Celeste Treadway and Dennis Palafox will lead two groups of 5 each, allowing plenty of “small
group” discovery and discussion of birds seen and/or heard.
Seiders Springs Park is a beautiful, shaded riparian corridor, with a nice mix of water features,
small meadows, tall canopy trees, and understory plants. This diverse habitat provides cover for
a wonderful variety of birds. Anticipated birds include year-round residents such as Ladder-
backed, Downy, and Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Carolina Chickadees, Black-crested Titmice, Blue Jays, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, and Red-shouldered Hawk, as well as fall migrants and early winter residents such as Yellow-rumped Warblers, Orange-crowned Warblers, Ruby-
crowned Kinglets, and varied sparrow species. Let’s see what else we can identify!
Bring your own binoculars, water, and a snack if desired. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and
wear clothing appropriate for the expected weather. Most of the trail is easy and accessible; a
small water crossing is not accessible for those with mobility challenges, but a short detour is
available. A bathroom break will be available at Randall’s mid-way through the walk (no
bathrooms are available at the start/end of the trail, so make a bathroom stop before arriving
for the walk if needed). In the event of heavy rain or lightning, the event will be canceled; if
only light drizzle and no lightning, we will proceed.
All participants will be required to wear masks, maintain social distance, and refrain from
sharing equipment with people outside their household. 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.
Registration is limited to 8 people.

Interested? Register below!



October 10th, 2020


The Shoal Creek Trail