Fort Worth Nature Center and Lake Worth

Granbury, Texas

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Over 3600 acres, the FWNC&R is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It contains 20 miles of hiking trails with easy access to a wide variety of habitats. The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge grounds are open every day (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and scheduled furlough days). Refuge Hours are seasonal. Boating, waterskiing, and sailing are permitted. The area is noted for scenic vistas along Meandering Drive. Key birds: Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, and Greater Roadrunner are present year-round. Neotropic Cormorant, Mississippi Kite, Chuckwill’s-widow, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Prothonotary Warbler, Indigo and Painted Buntings, and Dickcissel occur in summer. Hooded Merganser, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Fox and Harris’s Sparrows, and Rusty Blackbird 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.
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Birding Texas

by Roland H. Wauer & Mark A. Elwonger (Falcon Guides)

Over 3600 acres, the FWNC&R is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It contains 20 miles of hiking trails with easy access to a wide variety of habitats. The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge grounds are open every day (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and scheduled furlough days). Refuge Hours are seasonal. Boating, waterskiing, and sailing are permitted. The area is noted for scenic vistas along Meandering Drive.

Key birds: Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, and Greater Roadrunner are present year-round. Neotropic Cormorant, Mississippi Kite, Chuckwill’s-widow, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Prothonotary Warbler, Indigo and Painted Buntings, and Dickcissel occur in summer. Hooded Merganser, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Fox and Harris’s Sparrows, and Rusty Blackbird 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.

©  Roland H. Wauer & Mark A. Elwonger/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Granbury
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best April and May for spring migrants and nesting activities; November through February for winter birds
Local Contacts: Fort Worth Nature Center
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Fort Worth Nature Center and Lake Worth

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May 2018