Lake Casa Blanca State Park

Laredo, Texas

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Lake Casa Blanca State Park (formerly Laredo City Park) is in a developmental stage and is without a bird checklist. All observations should be submitted to the park. The park contains a 1,656-acre lake that is among the state’s best for black bass fishing. It is located adjacent to a golf course and airport. Key birds: Neotropic Cormorant, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Harris’s Hawk, Crested Caracara, Scaled Quail, Greater Roadrunner, Ringed Kingfisher, Green Kingfisher, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Vermilion Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, Cave Swallow, Green Jay, Chihuahuan Raven, Verdin, Cactus Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Longbilled Thrasher, Pyrrhuloxia, Olive Sparrow, and Black-throated Sparrow are present year-round. Least Tern, Lesser Nighthawk, Common Poorwill, Brown-crested and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Couch’s Kingbird, Summer Tanager, Painted Bunting, and Hooded Oriole occur in summer. American White Pelican, Osprey, Ferruginous Hawk, and Claycolored 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.

Lake Casa Blanca State Park Professional Review and Guide

"Lake Casa Blanca State Park (formerly Laredo City Park) is in a developmental stage and is without a bird checklist. All observations should be submitted to the park. The park contains a 1,656-acre lake that is among the state’s best for black bass fishing. It is located adjacent to a golf course and airport.

Key birds: Neotropic Cormorant, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Harris’s Hawk, Crested Caracara, Scaled Quail, Greater Roadrunner, Ringed Kingfisher, Green Kingfisher, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Vermilion Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, Cave Swallow, Green Jay, Chihuahuan Raven, Verdin, Cactus Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Longbilled Thrasher, Pyrrhuloxia, Olive Sparrow, and Black-throated Sparrow are present year-round. Least Tern, Lesser Nighthawk, Common Poorwill, Brown-crested and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Couch’s Kingbird, Summer Tanager, Painted Bunting, and Hooded Oriole occur in summer. American White Pelican, Osprey, Ferruginous Hawk, and Claycolored 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."

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

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May 2018