Posted on September 17, 2019

With the cooler weather up north, it’s the start of migration season for the majority of birds who just love it a bit warmer. Some will fly all the way down to South America. Bastrop County in Central Texas is in the middle of the Central Flyway, one of four migratory paths in the United States, and those birds will be sighted here soon, foraging, bathing, ruffling feathers, flying and just living the bird’s life.

Purple Finch, photo by Jean Guy DallaireWhether you’re an expert master naturalist or someone who’s just interested in birds and nature, it’s a great time to unplug and head outside to birdwatch. With Lake Bastrop, the Colorado River, and forested areas of Bastrop
State Park, Buescher State Park, and McKinney Roughs Nature Park, the birds flock here for a time on their way further south!
In addition to migrating birds, Bastrop County has several hundred native birds to watch year-round.

We have compiled the Top 10 Public Birding Hotspots in Bastrop County so you can find your best public spot to watch.So be ready with your camera, notepad/pen or eBirds and inNaturalist app on your phone, you’re about to be entertained by nature!

Click here  to check out our Top 10 Public Birding Hotspots in Bastrop County come Explore our
Friendly Nature!