The Amistad area is a transition zone between eastern, western, northern, and southern avifauna. While there are no specific 'destination' species, the mix creates great opportunities to see a wide variety of birds. The area is also centrally located as a good base for some Texas specialties like black-capped vireo, golden-cheeked warbler, and Colima warbler.
See below for good birding locations within the recreation area. In Del Rio, the creekwalk along San Felipe Creek is great for riparian and migratory species. With luck, you can find all three species of kingfishers (green, ringed, and belted) in one day. Zone-tailed hawk, Couch's kingbird, black-bellied whistling-duck, olive sparrow, great kiskadee, and many others are also likely to be seen. Park along US 90 E where it crosses the creek at the railroad bridge. You can walk downstream on the east (left) side through Moore Park and beyond for a couple of miles.
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BIRDING LOCATIONS WITHIN AMISTAD
Spur 454 and Spur 406
Rio Grande Below Amistad Dam
Did You Know?
There are many caves or "rock shelters" like this near Amistad National Recreation Area. Many of these rock shelters show signs of having human occupation up to 10,000 years ago.