San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance •  107 E. Hopkins St. Suite 121A; San Marcos, Texas 78666

The Loop


April birding hike

It was a very windy morning at the Nature Center and adjoining parks as the group saw seven fewer bird species than our October visit. An overnight cold front brought the winds and cooler temperatures the first Saturday in April.  Colton Robbins lead the hour-and-a-half walk along the San Marcos River with several first-timers joining the group. -LJ

Colton Robbins leads the group through Ramon Lucio Park

San Marcos- Ramon Lucio Pk, Hays, US-TX
Apr 4, 2015 7:38 AM – 8:59 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.6 mile(s)
Comments:     Overcast, about 62 degrees. Very windy.
22 species

Double-crested Cormorant  1
Cattle Egret  1
Black Vulture  14
Turkey Vulture  1
Herring Gull  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
White-winged Dove  8
Mourning Dove  4
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  1
Barn Swallow  1
Cliff Swallow  18
Carolina Chickadee  2
Black-crested Titmouse  3
Carolina Wren  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
Cedar Waxwing  40
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  12
Great-tailed Grackle  3
Lesser Goldfinch  1

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