Austin Area Birding Sites

Austin, Texas

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The city of Austin, with a population in excess of 500,000, contains numerous city parks and greenbelts and several surrounding parks and preserves. Since most of this area is located at the southeastern edge of the Edwards Plateau, this site has been placed in the Edwards Plateau region; however, Austin East, which lies immediately to the east, includes Hornsby Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant, probably the single best birding site in the Greater Austin area. Lake Austin and Town Lake are 2 of 6 lakes (including Inks Lake) along the Colorado River, all managed by the Lower Colorado River Authority. Emma Long Park contains 1,150 acres, 70 of which are developed, along Lake Travis. A similar developed park, with 10 miles of hike-and-bike trails, exists both above and below Longhorn Dam. These areas can be extremely busy on weekends and holidays a good part of the year; birding is best during the early morning hours.

Austin Area Birding Sites Professional Review and Guide

"The city of Austin, with a population in excess of 500,000, contains numerous city parks and greenbelts and several surrounding parks and preserves. Since most of this area is located at the southeastern edge of the Edwards Plateau, this site has been placed in the Edwards Plateau region; however, Austin East, which lies immediately to the east, includes Hornsby Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant, probably the single best birding site in the Greater Austin area.

Lake Austin and Town Lake are 2 of 6 lakes (including Inks Lake) along the Colorado River, all managed by the Lower Colorado River Authority. Emma Long Park contains 1,150 acres, 70 of which are developed, along Lake Travis. A similar developed park, with 10 miles of hike-and-bike trails, exists both above and below Longhorn Dam. These areas can be extremely busy on weekends and holidays a good part of the year; birding is best during the early morning hours."

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Austin
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best Mid-March to July for Golden-cheeked Warbler; April-May for spring migrants & nesting activities; November-March for winter birds
Local Contacts: Austin Parks and Recreation
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Austin Area Birding Sites

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