The oak-juniper habitat of central Texas, a short distance from the thriving city of Austin, is the only place in the world where these two species breed.
The rare and endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler has declined dramatically due to habitat loss throughout its relatively-small breeding and wintering ranges. The population of Black-capped Vireos, the smallest regularly-occurring vireo species in North America, are recovering due to intense conservation efforts.
We’ll visit several reliable locations to see these specialties, along with Painted Bunting, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Summer Tanager, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Swainson’s Hawk, and other regional species on this Texas short tour. We may spend an evening witnessing nearly a million bats flying out from under a city bridge – one of Austin’s most famous spectacles!