Beginner Bird Walk- Woods Walk

Meet a Park Ranger for a beginner bird walk in the wooded camping area of Goose Island State Park.

When Jan 17, 2014
from 08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Where Goose Island State Park
Contact Name Janelle Rand
Contact Email
Contact Phone 361-729-2858
Attendees All ages. This leisurely bird walk will move at a slow pace over fairly even terrain.

This bird walk will take place at Goose Island State Park, on most Fridays.    Please Park at the north end of Turk's Cap Trail (next to campsite 157).  

A Park Ranger will meet with participants at the restrooms on Warbler Way.  Warbler Way is located in the wooded camping area.  Participants will look for birds and learn how field marks can be used to identify the species seen. 

An important part of birding is being familiar with how to use your binoculars.  At the beginning of the walk we will go over how to adjust binoculars, some of the birds we will see are large, stationary and perfect to practice on. 

When: 8:30 a.m.

Parking:  Park at Turk's Cap Trail Parking Lot, next to campsite 157.  

Where to meet:  The restrooms on Warbler Way.

What are we doing:  Identify birds, become familiar with your binoculars, and use field marks to identify birds.

Things to bring:  Binoculars, water, sun screen, bug spray, shoes suitable for walking, a camera, and dress in weather appropriate clothing. 

Walks may be canceled or postponed in event of rain.


There is no fee for attending this program although park entrance  is required.  Entrance fees are $5 per person over the age of 13, children 12 and under are free, or free with a current Texas State Park Pass.  Appropriate for all ages and all skills of birders.  We do have a few pairs of binoculars available for use during the program.  If planning on borrowing a pair of binoculars please email to reserve a pair.


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