The X Bar Ranch would like to thank Cliff Shackelford and Linda Campbell, both with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, for their help in starting the ranch bird list and to all others who have contributed to it.
The list is a work in progress and is added to periodically. All suggestions and comments from previous groups have helped us immensely in preparing for the enjoyment of future birders and groups. Your input is also welcome.
Copies of the Field Checklist of Birds for the Concho Valley Region, Texas are available at the Live Oak Lodge and Round House.
Trails have been established for the enjoyment of hikers and birders, additionally there is a wildlife viewing area at the pond near the lodge, the native flower gardens, fountains and feeders just off the back deck of the lodge all providing for hours of comfortable and enjoyable viewing. Trapping Brown-headed Cowbirds to Control Songbird Nest Parasitism- In March and April 2005 & 2006, our second/third seasons of trapping Brown-headed cowbirds, we trapped 1082 males and 527 females. Download the Texas Parks and Wildlife pdf to learn more about trapping Brown-headed Cowbirds.