Bexar Audubon Society Outings Recaps
As we visit local and regional birding hotspots in and around South Texas, we want to share photos of the birds
and other wildlife we encounter on our outings.
Bexar Audubon Society coordinated a Birding BioBlitz for the Kirchoff Prairie Restoration Site in Wilson County, Texas, on May 8, 2021. This conservation easement provides public access to a farm restored to Blackland prairie and its natural communities. The Kirchoff Family’s “Farm to Native Prairie” philosophy is a working example of how landowners can restore native prairies, following many decades of row crop farming and cattle ranching. They are carrying out their plan to create a financially self-sustaining prairie in honor of their parents’ conservation ethic, preserved in perpetuity for future generations to enjoy.
Habitats are being preserved for butterflies, pollinators, neotropical songbirds, and grassland birds. Sprague’s pipit has been identified on the property and is a candidate for endangered species.
Rio Grande Valley, January 2020