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There are about 58 million birders in the United States alone, and this number continues to grow!
To begin birding, all you need are three items: Binoculars, a guide and a blank notebook. Having a friend that has more experience in birding can also be helpful.
But just as important, you need patience. Birding can be a challenging activity because birds are naturally skittish. However, the rewards are well worth it; few other activities can bring such a sense of wonder, satisfaction, connecting with nature, as well as peaceful solitude -- in todayís busy world.
Many birders come to see our Golden-cheeked Warbler 'Dendroica chrysoparia', a bird on the endangered species list, who only breeds in the Texas Hill Country - no other place on Earth.
Many birds have lost their habitat and their future is unkown.
Look at the list of the 10 most endangered birds
Golden-cheeked warblersnest only in central Texas mixed Ashe-juniper and oak woodlands in ravines and canyons. Warblers eat insects. They use long strips of juniper 'cedar' bark and spider webs to build their nests in March to raise their young, and leave in August/September to spend the winter in Central America. 360 bird species breed in Texas, but the Golden-cheeked Warbler is the only one that nests exclusively in Texas. Please feel welcome to visit Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve where 6 birding trails invite you to walk on guided tours for birders and Nature lovers. Learn to identify birds on 125 acre Nature Preserve in the Texas Hill Country.
Read more about the Golden cheeked Warbler
The best time to see most birds is usually earlier in the morning - the evening is less productive unless you are looking for nocturnal species - such as
Whip-poor-will or whippoorwill, Caprimulgus vociferus
Size about 10 inches, a night-jar from North and Central America. The Whip-poor-will is commonly heard within its range, but less often seen.
The song you hear playing is an old Country song - part of the text is
.. hear that lonesome whip-poor-will ..
Also pay attention to the season. Spring and fall migrations are a great time to spot birds that fly long distances and stopover for a rest.
Birding trails MapTexas Parks and Wildlife
Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve is one spot on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Birding map
North American Robin - Turdus migratorius|
As the Latin name describes, the North American Robin is a migratory songbird. It belongs to the thrush family.
Click here to learn more about the Robins
When we protect Nature, we conserve Earth and all living beings on it!|
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May we introduce: Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal|
These birds belong to the Cardinalidae family.
Northern Cardinal pairs remain together the whole year,
cardinals do not migrate!
Click here to learn more about the Cardinals
|The BSB Nature reserve can also be called natural reserve = nature preserve = natural preserve, located in the southern Texas Hill Country. It is a protected area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna. See very interesting fossils, hear stories about geology. We manage, conserve and protect 128 acres and provide special opportunities for Nature education, for study + research.|
Willow Canyon Nature education trail at BSB|
Hummingbirds can be seen and heard everywhere
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Hummingbird - Trochilidae - looking for wildflowers
at Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve
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