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MMAS May 2013 field trip to Choke Canyon

Choke Canyon State Park will be our last field trip before our 3 month summer break. This park consisting of two units, South Shore and Calliham, is located on 26,000-acre Choke Canyon Reservoir, a water supply for Corpus Christi. Choke Canyon lies in the thick of the brushy heartland of the South Texas Plains. The region is semi-arid and warm to hot most of the year. There will be a park entry fee of $3/person. If you have a Texas State Park pass, please remember to bring that.

Many typically Mexican species of birds approach the northern limits of their range here, making this one of Texas' finest places to watch birds.

* This field trip is located in McMullen County

Bring ample water, snacks and a sack lunch. We will have ample time to enjoy a lunch break here. Expected return back to Laredo would be between 3-4pm.

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  • Glenda B.

    Perhaps it was a little far, but seeing so many species made it worthwhile---I now have more than a hundred species in McMullen County. Of curse, the highlight of the trip for me was birding with Susan and Judy.

    May 20, 2013

  • Susan F.

    Great seeing Laredo peeps. Continued on to Quintana for the Eurasian Whimbrel, Yellow-green Vireo and Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher.

    May 20, 2013

  • Daniel P.

    I enjoyed it. The weather did not cooperate. It was hot and humid. The trip was successful though, based on the life birds I got to see.

    1 · May 20, 2013


    Great company, nice location, a bit too long

    May 20, 2013

  • Judy K.

    Started off good at 75 Acre Lake - got hot really quickly after that, though the humidity was what was so uncomfortable to those not used to it (ahem -- meaning everyone but me -- LOL). Not a lot of bird species, but good company and peanut butter by the lake is always awesome.

    2 · May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in San Antonio all this week.

    May 15, 2013

  • Julie K.

    Will be in STL for 2 graduations sorry

    May 11, 2013

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