At Meers, don't forget to load up that cobbler with homemade ice cream for just $1 more after you eat that gigantic longhorn beef burger. Then, roll out the door and drive up the mountain at the refuge, visit the nature center for information on where the beasties and birds are that day, and don't forget to visit Medicine Park and the lake at the foot of the mountain for more birding opportunities.
On Tuesday, February 6, 2018 8:05 PM, Larry Mays <larrymays1949...> wrote:
You could try Lake Wichita, right in town, for a short hiking trail, that links up with at least one other nearby lake. I've seen some decent waterfowl and shorebirds there. Also nearby is Lake Arrowhead and Lake Arrowhead State Park. Last year there were several Long-eared Owls that had a winter roost there for several months, though most likely they were "loved" a bit too much and have since moved on, BUT you might look around carefully and be the lucky ones who refind them. The lake has a good stand of mesquite so you can look for Ladder-backed Woodpecker, or maybe a Verdin or Pyrrhuloxia. It's a reasonably good birding spot.
OR, you could come back to Oklahoma and do the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Good trails to hike, usually lots of birds, and you could even stop at Meers for a Meersburger and some cherry or peach cobbler...
That's all I got. Anyone?
On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 3:30 PM, Jennie Brooks <2014birder...> wrote:
We are going to be in Wichita Falls for a concert this Friday night and are wondering if there's anywhere fun to hike and bird on Saturday either in that area, or between there and OKC.