by Roland H. Wauer & Mark A. Elwonger (Falcon Guides)
This 4,860-acre park, bisected by the Pedernales River, is a hiker’s park with more than 20 miles of meandering trails, including the 8.2-mile Wolf Mountain Trail. Pedernales Falls extends for about 3 miles through a rugged and picturesque gorge at the northern edge of the park. Swimming and tubing are permitted only below the falls. The park can be busy on weekends and holidays.
Key birds: Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, Greater Roadrunner, Green Kingfisher, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Western Scrub-Jay, Canyon Wren, Canyon Towhee, Rufous-crowned and Black-throated Sparrows, and Lesser Goldfinch are present year-round. Common Poorwill, Chuck-will’s-widow, Vermilion and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Bell’s Vireo, Golden-cheeked Warbler, Indigo and Painted Buntings, Dickcissel, and Cassin’s Sparrow occur in summer. Grasshopper, Fox, and Harris’s Sparrows can often 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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