Audubon's Oriole photo
by Bill Schmoker
Golden-cheeked Warbler photo
by Bill Schmoker
Black-crested Titmouse photo
by Bill Schmoker
Brief Itinerary
Trip Description
This early spring trip to Texas is primarily designed to offer
you the opportunity to see endangered Whooping Cranes
along the Texas coast, Golden-cheeked Warblers and
Black-capped Vireos in the Texas Hill Country, and several
additional Texas specialties, including Least Grebe, White-
tailed Hawk, White-tipped Dove, Common Pauraque, Buff-
bellied Hummingbird, Green Kingfisher, Golden-fronted
Woodpecker, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay, Black-crested
Titmouse, Long-billed Thrasher, Tropical Parula and Olive

Other birds of interest include Black-bellied Whistling-Duck,
Mottled Duck, Neotropic Cormorant, Reddish Egret,
Roseate Spoonbill, Harris’s Hawk, Zone-tailed Hawk, Inca
Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Ladder-backed Woodpecker,
Crested Caracara, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Bell’s Vireo,
Carolina Chickadee, Cactus Wren, Seaside Sparrow,
Pyrrhuloxia, Bronzed Cowbird and Scott’s Oriole.

NOTE: This trip begins in Corpus Christi and ends in San
Brief Overview of the Trip
Texas: Whooping Cranes & the Hill Country
Birding Texas:
Whooping Cranes & the Hill Country
More Details on This Trip
Day 1: Arrival in Corpus Christi, TX, by 4:00 PM.
Afternoon birding for those arriving early enough.
Day 2: Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, including a
morning boat trip and afternoon ride along the Wildlife
Day 3: Choke Canyon State Park in the morning.
Afternoon drive to the Hill Country.
Day 4: Lost Maples State Park and Kerr WMA: Today is
dedicated to finding Golden-cheeked Warbler and
Black-capped Vireo.
Day 5: Morning birding in the Hill Country. Afternoon
departure for
San Antonio for late afternoon flights home.

Note: If interested, it is possible to add an extension to
Bend National Park
(primarily for Colima Warbler). Let us
know if you are interested in this as an option.
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 Also feel free to click
Olive Sparrow photo
by Bill Schmoker