by Roland H. Wauer & Mark A. Elwonger (Falcon Guides)
This 503-acre park, with the 70-acre Lake Meridian and ashe juniper–dominated uplands, lies near the northern edge of the range of the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler; 13 pairs were recorded here in 1997. The park, acquired in the 1930s, also has the distinction of being one of the oldest in the state; the earthen dam, roads, and trail were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. There are 5 miles of walking and 5 miles of bicycling trails around the lake.
Key birds: Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, Greater Roadrunner, and Rufouscrowned Sparrow are present year-round. Chuck-will’s-widow, Blackchinned Hummingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Golden-cheeked Warbler, Painted Bunting, and Dickcissel occur in summer. Fox and Harris’s Sparrows 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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