Summary


Results from 1998:

Observations of a total of 277 Swallow-tailed Kite individuals were submitted to this project in 1998. Detailed information appears in Appendix 1998.

Results from 1999:

Observations of a total of 879 Swallow-tailed Kite individuals were submitted to this project in 1999. Detailed information appears in Appendix 1999.

Interesting Statistics

Nesting Facts on Swallow-tailed Kites in Texas

Suggested Locations for Finding Swallow-tailed Kites in Texas

From late March to mid-August, go to the town of Liberty in Liberty County. Simply look up in the sky as you are driving through the city and residential areas. A park in northwestern Liberty called Lake Travis Park is a good place to look. Also, look behind the newspaper's office, The Vindicator. The Walmart parking lot is a good place to look as well since you have a nice peripheral view here. The Trinity River bottom between the towns of Liberty and Dayton on Highway 90 is a good place to go in July, but watch for traffic, as it is difficult to pull over. May through mid-August is probably the best time to visit this site.

From late March to mid-July, drive north on Highway 87 from IH-10 about 5-6 miles. Turn onto FM 3247 and search the skies. If this fails, return to Hwy. 87 and proceed further north. Keep your eyes glued to the skies.


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