Lost Maples State Natural Area
Lost Maples State Natural Area's limestone canyons, plateau grasslands, and pure streams and springs are home to some of Texas most sought after "Grail" birds: the green kingfisher (which can be seen all year here) and the black-capped vireo (look for them on the Dry Can Creek loop trail) and golden-cheeked warbler (in spring and early summer). The floodplain woodlands offer the most diversity of bird sightings but birders ramble throughout the entire area and are always rewarded by sightings of both the rarer birds and common species like Carolina chickadee and the Western scrub jay.
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