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Texas Tropical Trail Region

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Texas Heritage Trails Program

Bishop: A Birders' Paradise


Nestled along the banks of Carreta Creek in Bishop City Park is a relatively new area attracting nature lovers and birders in particular. This birder's paradise lies in the two greatest flyways used by migratory birds in the Western Hemisphere  A handicapped accessible nature trail winds along Carreta Creek, where a wide variety of birds can be seen year round, with many species “just passing through” in the spring, fall or winter.  A hiking/fitness trail surrounds Lake LaCour at Bishop City Park.  Waterfowl are regular visitors. Two observation decks are built out over the small lake, and several resident geese and duck families live under the structures. An active colony of cave swallows lives under nearby Carreta Creek Bridge  Two birdwatching platforms are easily accessible along the nature trail, providing a place to rest and bring out the binoculars for some serious bird, butterfly, and wildlife watching. Javelinas, bobcats, cottontails, turkeys, armadillos, and an occasional deer also inhabit the area. 

Listed as Site 085 on the Central Texas Coastal Birding Trail under the Kingsville Loop.


Location

  • 109 West Joyce Street
  • Bishop City Park
  • Bishop, Texas
  • 78343

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  • Daylight hours

  • None


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