Apr 26, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019
South Llano River State Park to Hold Second Annual Birding Festival
Submitted by South Llano River State Park
JUNCTION – South Llano River State Park is excited to announce its Second Annual Birding
Festival, sponsored by the Friends of the South Llano River State Park, the TTU Llano River Field
Station, and the Llano River Watershed Alliance. The festival will be held Friday, April 26
through Sunday, April 28th, 2019.
The Festival will feature last year’s popular events, the Golden-cheeked Warbler Walks, Birding
the Riparian, guided photography sessions in the park’s four popular bird blinds, and the Big
Sit!. This year’s Festival will also include two additional activities, Birding Around Town field
trips and Birding Golf Cart Tours of the Llano River Field Station. The Big Sit! will again be held
on Sunday morning. Last year over 50 species were identified at the Big Sit!, including an
immature Bald Eagle and a Peregrine Falcon.
More than 250 species of birds have been observed at the park, including sought-after species
such as the Golden-cheeked Warbler, a federally endangered bird, and the Black-capped Vireo,
which was just delisted from the ESA last year. Both birds nest in the park.
During the Festival, guided walks will offer participants a chance at spotting new bird species
for their lists, and ample “free time” between walks, tours, and presentations will provide
visitors with a chance to enjoy the park’s popular bird blinds, each meticulously cared for by
park volunteers and staff.
“We hope that bringing a festival like this to the park and the city of Junction will highlight the
area’s biodiversity,” says Park Superintendent Scott Whitener. “Birding along the South Llano
River is top notch and attracts visitors from all over the world.”
For more information about this event and how to register, please see the Festival’s Facebook
page at http://www.facebook.com/slrspbirdingfestival, or email
Junction, TX 76849