Transition Ranch located just northeast of Brackettville, TX offers a unique experience for the wildlife photography enthusiast. With perfectly designed blinds for birding photographers with various types of equipment, the Transition Ranch is a highlight on our photography track with guide Laura Keene. Participants can expect to see a considerable variety of birds at Transition Ranch as it sits uniquely between the Edwards Plateau and South Texas Plains ecoregions!
Sunday, April 30 (Photography-focused)
Departure Time: 5:45 AM
Guide: Laura Keene
Birding Buddy: Rose Cooper
Travel and Facilities:
Northern bobwhite, canyon towhee, rufous-crowned sparrow, olive sparrow, Scott’s oriole
Bryan’s Birdy Bulletin
Transition Ranch is named for its location, straddling the hill country and brush country transitional zone, so the birds you can see here are representative of both regions. The blinds we will utilize here are specifically designed by and for bird photographers, so you can be sure to get some amazing photos! The water and feeding stations set up here often attract not only the resident species but also passing migrants as well. Dr. Dorian Anderson will guide participants towards this goal, though participants should know how to use the basic settings on their camera. And while you will be spending most of your time on this trip in a blind, you will still have some opportunity to explore the rest of the ranch.