Guadalupe River State Park Professional Review and Guide
"The 1,900-acre park is bisected by the clear waters of the Guadalupe River, which cuts through the rugged, scenic landscape of the Hill Country. The huge bald cypress trees that edge the river form a majestic cathedral in spring and summer. The river is heavily used for canoeing and tubing, so the area can be extremely busy on weekends. Almost 2,300 additional acres are included in the adjacent Honey Creek State Natural Area, which is closed to general visitation; Saturday morning interpretive tours are available at $5 per family or $2 per adult.
Key birds: Wild Turkey, Greater Roadrunner, Green Kingfisher, Western Scrub-Jay, Canyon Wren, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, and Lesser Goldfinch are present year-round. Common Poorwill, Chuckwill’s-widow, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, Goldencheeked Warbler, and Painted Bunting occur in spring and summer. Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Winter Wren, and Harris’s Sparrow can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information."