Big Country Audubon Society

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Field Trip to Abilene State Park – Nov. 11, 2006

We will leave from the Burger King at 1633 Antilley Road at 7:45 a.m. If you want breakfast, come early. Several of us will be there early for breakfast, 7:10ish. Check out the past weekend’s sightings to see what to expect. Target birds are Golden-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Hermit Thrush, Brown Creeper, Spotted Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, and Marsh Wren. If time allows we will bird Lake Abilene. There have been over three hundred ducks on the lake. There’s always the possibility we’ll see Mountain and Western Bluebirds around the lake area.

Remember, there is a charge for entrance to the State Park unless you ride with some of us that have the Texas State Parks Pass. This field trip is rated “easy” requiring some walking and will last half a day. Bring snacks (or ask Bill to share), dress for the weather, and bring money for lunch if you want to join us for lunch. Remember to call our hotline at 325-691-8981 if weather conditions are questionable.

Armadillo

And by the way, we look at other wildlife like this armadillo (above) that was spotted last week while birding.