The trees aren’t the only things that are green at Fort Clark Springs – green jays, green kingfishers, and olive sparrows are all common species on this Birding the Border trip! Fort Clark Springs is a 2,700-acre gated resort and living community in Brackettville, Texas. It was an active U.S. Military fort for almost 100 years, from 1852 until shortly after World War II, and served as the home for the Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts from 1872–1914.
Friday, April 30
Sunday, May 2
Departure Time: 6:00 AM
Trip Fee: $125
Travel and Facilities:
Green jay, green kingfisher, brown-crested flycatcher, olive sparrow, indigo bunting
Bryan’s Birdy Bulletin
Fort Clark Springs is where I grew up and cut my teeth as a birder. “The Fort” has over 240 species of birds documented, making it a BIG contender for the largest trip lists during Birding the Border! The trails through old growth oak-pecan woodlands along beautiful Las Moras Creek provide a beautiful and easy hike through some of the richest birding habitat in the region. Rarities such as rufous-capped warbler, rufous-backed robin, buff-bellied hummingbird, tropical parula, and more have been recorded here.