Park Chalk Bluff

Uvalde, Texas

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Park Chalk Bluff is a 500-acre private park that offers fishing, swimming, tubing, paddle-boating, scuba diving, biking, miniature golf, hay rides, dancing, picnicking, horseback riding, and birding. There is a $3 per person admission fee. Chalk Bluff is a large hill that rises 300 feet above the surrounding landscape; the northern face (that faces Park Chalk Bluff) has been eroded by the Nueces River. Key birds: Harris’s Hawk, Crested Caracara, Scaled Quail, Greater Roadrunner, Pauraque, Ringed Kingfisher, Green Kingfisher, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Black Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Cave Swallow, Bushtit, Cactus Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Longbilled Thrasher, Curve-billed Thrasher, Pyrrhuloxia, and Olive Sparrow are present year-round. Zone-tailed Hawk; Lesser and Common Nighthawks; Common Poorwill; Ash-throated, Browncrested, and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers; Great Kiskadee; Painted Bunting; Cassin’s Sparrow; Bronzed Cowbird; and Hooded Oriole occur in summer. No key birds are present 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.

Park Chalk Bluff Professional Review and Guide

"Park Chalk Bluff is a 500-acre private park that offers fishing, swimming, tubing, paddle-boating, scuba diving, biking, miniature golf, hay rides, dancing, picnicking, horseback riding, and birding. There is a $3 per person admission fee. Chalk Bluff is a large hill that rises 300 feet above the surrounding landscape; the northern face (that faces Park Chalk Bluff) has been eroded by the Nueces River.

Key birds: Harris’s Hawk, Crested Caracara, Scaled Quail, Greater Roadrunner, Pauraque, Ringed Kingfisher, Green Kingfisher, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Black Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Cave Swallow, Bushtit, Cactus Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Longbilled Thrasher, Curve-billed Thrasher, Pyrrhuloxia, and Olive Sparrow are present year-round. Zone-tailed Hawk; Lesser and Common Nighthawks; Common Poorwill; Ash-throated, Browncrested, and Scissor-tailed Flycatchers; Great Kiskadee; Painted Bunting; Cassin’s Sparrow; Bronzed Cowbird; and Hooded Oriole occur in summer. No key birds are present 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: Uvalde
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best April and May for spring migrants and nesting activities
Local Contacts: Park Chalk Bluff owners
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Park Chalk Bluff

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May 2018