Kerrville-Schreiner State Park

Kerrville, Texas

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The 517-acre state park, situated along the upper Guadalupe River, is primarily a recreational area, featuring hiking, fishing, swimming, and nature study. A riverside trail has been developed as a self-guiding interpretive trail, where various plants are identified. The park was named for Charles A. Schreiner, a prominent Kerrville resident and philanthropist. Key birds: Wild Turkey, Greater Roadrunner, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Western Scrub-Jay, Canyon Towhee, and Rufous-crowned Sparrow are present yearround. Neotropic Cormorant, Common Poorwill, Chuck-will’s-widow, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Bell’s and Yellow-throated Vireos, Yellow-throated Warbler, Painted Bunting, Dickcissel, Bronzed Cowbird, and Lesser Goldfinch occur in summer. Spotted Towhee, Fox and Harris’s Sparrows, and Purple Finch 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.

Kerrville-Schreiner State Park Professional Review and Guide

"The 517-acre state park, situated along the upper Guadalupe River, is primarily a recreational area, featuring hiking, fishing, swimming, and nature study. A riverside trail has been developed as a self-guiding interpretive trail, where various plants are identified. The park was named for Charles A. Schreiner, a prominent Kerrville resident and philanthropist.

Key birds: Wild Turkey, Greater Roadrunner, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Western Scrub-Jay, Canyon Towhee, and Rufous-crowned Sparrow are present yearround. Neotropic Cormorant, Common Poorwill, Chuck-will’s-widow, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Bell’s and Yellow-throated Vireos, Yellow-throated Warbler, Painted Bunting, Dickcissel, Bronzed Cowbird, and Lesser Goldfinch occur in summer. Spotted Towhee, Fox and Harris’s Sparrows, and Purple Finch 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."

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Kerrville
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best April and May for spring migrants and nesting activities
Local Contacts: Kerrville-Schreiner State Park
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Kerrville-Schreiner State Park

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May 2018