Mexican Eagle LbNA # 45346
|Placed Date||Jan 15 2009|
|Found By||Gryzzled Gryphon|
|Last Found||Sep 30 2010|
|Last Edited||Sep 14 2015|
*** Part of my TX Birding Trail Series ***
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 200 yards RT)
Recommended Ink: brown & orange
Choke Canyon State Park, consisting of two units, South Shore and Calliham, is located on 26,000-acre Choke Canyon Reservoir, which has been recognized as a place of special importance for birds and bird watchers. Large numbers and varieties of birds are attracted to the water and to the adjacent upland habitats. Also, many typically Mexican species of birds approach the northern limits of their range here, including the Crested Caracara, or Mexican Eagle as it is sometimes called. Choke Canyon is part of the Brush Country Loop described on the Central Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail map. Their is an entrance fee for adults, so plan to spend some time in the park, especially the Calliham Unit, where this microbox is located.
From San Antonio, go south, or from Corpus Christi go north on I37 and then west on Hwy 72. Calliham Unit of Choke Canyon is located 12 miles west of Three Rivers just north of Hwy 72. Pay fee, get map and drive to the Bird Trail at the Trailer Dump Station near turnoff for 75-acre Lake.
From beginning of trail under the arch, walk about 130 steps to a 2 inch high stump in the middle of the trail. Turn left and walk 18 steps off trail to a large multi-trunk tree. The microbox is in the left branch crotch 4 feet high covered with stones. Please rehide well.