[texbirds-freelists] [texbirds] Rufous-capped Warrbler directions

Hello All,

I have been asked for directions to Park Chalk Bluff. It is number 23 on the
Nueces Loop of the TPWD Heart of Texas Map. HOTW 023 Park Chalk Bluff
It is about 20 miles from Uvalde or Camp Wood on Hwy 55. Below are the words
from the TPWD map. They have a website address at the bottom.

Get there early on the weekend or you have to deal with a lot of people.
Weekdays are best.

Site access restricted. Call ahead. Fee charged $8.00.

From FM 334 and TX 55, go south 4.5 miles to gate on right.

Located along the north bank of the Nueces River, this park has long been a
favorite of birders, offering ?east meets west? habitats and the resulting
diversity of birds and other wildlife. Look for the 300-foot tall bluff that
provides a dramatic backdrop of changing colors and textures. Below the
bluff, the river?s main channel is edged with dense thickets of willow and
other riparian vegetation. These pools are favored hunting sites for Green
Kingfisher. Cassin?s Sparrow, Bell?s Vireo, and Vermilion Fly-catcher, as
well as Bewick?s, Carolina and Canyon wrens can be found here. In breeding
season, listen for Yellow-throated Vireo, Summer Tanager, Yellow-throated
Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Olive Sparrow and Painted Bunting. During
spring migration, Clay-colored and Chipping sparrows, Indigo Bunting and
Blue Grosbeak, Baltimore and (nesting) Bullock?s Oriole, and Black-and-white
Warbler sing here as well. Less common birds at Chalk Bluff include Ringed
Kingfisher, Zone-tailed Hawk, Black-capped Vireo, and even Rufous-capped
Warbler. Butterflies include White Peacock, Fatal Metal-mark, Elada
Checker-spot, Vesta Crescent, and Bordered Patch. The pools and channels of
the river provide habitat for a large assortment of dragonflies and
damselflies such as Comanche Skimmer, Eastern Pondhawk, Checkered Setwing,
Flag-tailed Spinylegs, Comanche Dancer and Coppery Dancer. Park Chalk Bluff
offers tent and trailer camping as well as cabins, rowboat and paddle boat,
inner tube and bicycle rentals.

830-278-5515, www.chalkbluff.com

Charmaine Ganson
Leakey, TX currently

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