Texas - Davis Mountains, Big Bend & the Hill Country Itinerary
Most of the birding on this trip will be done on foot,including an approximately 10-mile hike to see the Colima Warbler. This hike involves a nearly 2000-foot elevation gain. The walk to find the Golden-cheeked Warbler canreach a mile or more, but it is on mostly level ground. Much of the rest of the birding will include short walks, probably never more than a quarter mile from the van. There will be periods of a few hours of travel by van, as long distances are covered on the trip.
With sunrise around 7:15, you should expect to eat breakfast around 6:00 most mornings, allowing for early starts while temperatures are still low, and bird activity is highest. On the morning of the Colima Warbler hike you will start the trail by 6:30.
Lunches will usually be picnic style, eaten in the field. We will make stops at grocery stores to stock up on supplies as necessary.
The goal is to either be back at your lodging around 6:00 most evenings, with 6:30 departure for dinner, or you will go to a restaurant at 6:00, with return to the hotel afterwards.
Night birding may be offered at some points during the trip.
Day 1: Arrival in Midland, TX, before 2:00.
Transfer to lodging in Fort Davis.
Evening birding at Davis Mountains State Park.
Day 2: Davis Mountains area birding. Afternoon
transfer to Big Bend National Park.
Day 3: Colima Warbler hike: Pre-dawn departure for up
to 10-mile hike to see this bird.
Day 4: Big Bend NP: Rio Grande Village...Blue Creek
Day 5: morning birding around hotel, then begin 6.5 hour
drive to the Hill Country, with birding stops at Amistad
NRA and other areas along the route.
Day 6: Lost Maples State Park and Kerr WMA: Today
is dedicated to finding Golden-cheeked Warbler and
Day 7: Morning birding in Hill Country. Afternoon
departure for San Antonio for late afternoon flights home.
Please note, we are reworking the itinerary. Please contact us for the most up to date information.
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