Birding / Nature / Bluebird Trail Tour
On our Birding / Nature / Bluebird Trail Tour you can experience the outdoors on a Guided Walking Tour, Birding by Chair, or from our open 6 passenger touring golf cart. Your Adventure takes place on 250 acre Indian Blanket Ranch with hills & valleys. Bluebird Trail has 30 nestboxes & 6 viewing stations with benches you will see small cavity nesters. Including; Eastern Bluebirds, Black-crested Titmouse, Bewick’s Wren, Ash-throated Flycatcher, & Carolina Chickadee with nests, eggs or baby birds. You will peek into nestboxes, & learn how to tell differences in nests, eggs & fledgling species.
Along our Nature Trails you will also see some of the 123 species of birds seen here; Which includes our resident White-tailed Kite pair, Long-billed Thrasher, Vesper Sparrow, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, Purple Martin, Barn Swallow, Yellow-throated Warbler, Ladder-backed & Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Field Sparrow, Lincoln Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Inca Dove, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Red-tailed & Red-shouldered Hawks, Kestrel, Raven, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow- headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, White-eyed Vireo, Zoned-tailed Hawk, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Bushtit, Black-chinned, Ruby-throated & Rufous hummingbirds, Western Kingbird, Golden-cheeked Warblers, a Rare sighting of a
Cassin’s Vireo or maybe a Vermilion Flycatcher Pair with nest, eggs, or young.
Have your camera & binoculars ready as you could catch a glimpse of many wonderful Specialty Birds & Butterfly found in our area. Plus White-tail, Axis deer, lizards & many other critters. In nature you never know what’s waiting around the next bush!
Touring by Golf Cart Available for Handicap folks too.
(Nestbox Tour March thru June) (Birding / Nature Year Around)
Birding / Nature / Bluebird Trail Tour: approx. 2 to 4 hours
$25.00 per person (with a $100.00 minimum)
$20.00 per person for Groups of 10 or more
Advance Reservations Only ~ Meet at Our Office/Nature Center:
From Hwy 83 & FM 1050 intersection:
Go East on to FM 1050 which goes to Garner State Park & Utopia, go 5 miles on FM 1050, Don’t go past Blanket Creek sign on right, our signs are on left say – Rio Frio Lodging & Hill Country Adventure Tours; come in & park in parking area.
From Utopia & 187:
At south end of Utopia, go West on FM 1050 toward Garner Park, go 10 miles, from Blanket Creek it’s the 3rd entrance on right, signs say – Rio Frio Lodging & Hill Country Adventure Tours.
*Guide will meet you in Office or on Porch. If you have room in your car he/ or she can ride with you. This cuts down on our liability & we can talk to you & point out birds or interesting sites.
Let us know if you are interested in reserving other Tours to see
‘Texas Size Champion Big Trees’ or our ‘Bluebird Nestbox Trail’ with nests,
eggs or baby Bluebirds & other small cavity nesting birds.
We also have a Cabin & a Vacation Home on the ranch 830-966-2134
Indian Blanket Ranch www.indianblanketranch.com