Texas - Davis Mountains, Big Bend & the Hill Country
Montezuma Quail, Black-capped Vireo, Golden-cheeked & Colima Warbler...more!
Brief Overview of the Trip
Day 1:  Arrival in Midland, TX, before 2:00.
Transfer to lodging in Fort Davis.
Evening birding at
Davis Mountains State Park.
Day 2:  Davis Mountains area birding.  Afternoon
transfer to
Big Bend National Park.
Day 3:  Colima Warbler hike:  Pre-dawn departure for up
to 10-mile hike to see this bird.
Day 4:  Big Bend NP:  Rio Grande Village...Blue Creek
Canyon...
Day 5:  morning birding around hotel, then begin 6.5 hour
drive to the Hill Country, with birding stops at
Amistad
NRA
and other areas along the route.
Day 6: Lost Maples State Park and Kerr WMA:  Today
is dedicated to finding Golden-cheeked Warbler and
Black-capped Vireo.
Day 7:  Morning birding in Hill Country.  Afternoon
departure for San Antonio for late afternoon flights home.
Brief Itinerary
Trip Description
There a some places that every birder dreams of going -
southeast Arizona, Florida Keys, Alaska...  A state as big
as Texas offers at least three such destinations: the lower
Rio Grande Valley, the Hill Country, and Big Bend.  This
trip takes you to two of those key places, bringing you to
where three major target birds can be found:
Colima
Warbler
, Black-capped Vireo and Golden-cheeked
Warbler
.

We are also adding a visit to the Davis Mountains where
the star attraction will be Montezuma Quail, Elf Owl,
Phainopepla, Western Bluebird, Scott's Oriole,
Black-throated Gray Warbler and other western species.  

Along the way, many other key species can be seen (Gray
Hawk, Lucifer Hummingbird, Green Kingfisher,
Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Gray Vireo (uncommon),
Cassin's Sparrow, Varied Bunting, and Tropical Parula)
making this trip a highlight of your birding career.

Note that this trips begins and ends at different
airports, but airfare is surprisingly good value.
Photo by David Trently
Mexican Jay
Photo by Bill Schmoker
Golden-cheeked Warbler
Photo by Bill Schmoker
Green Kingfisher
Photo by David Trently
Grater Roadrunner
Photo by Bill Schmoker
Lucifer Hummingbird
Texas Birding: Big Bend & the Hill Country
photo by Bill Schmoker
Rock Wren
More Details on This Trip
Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 or toll free at 888-203-7464) or Ian
(in the UK at 07719-052820), and/or email
info@pibird.com. Also feel free to click
here.