Date: 4/7/21 2:15 am
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: RFI Gray Vireo
Again, easier to hear than see, but I had multiple birds at Kickapoo Caverns State Park (only open Friday through Monday)! Also had a territorial bird in the Chisos Basin at the road to the campground one year.

Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX


From: <texbirds-bounce...> <texbirds-bounce...> On Behalf Of Paul and Georgean Kyle
Sent: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:53 PM
To: <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: RFI Gray Vireo

The Sheffield overlook is the first and only place we have ever seen Grey Vireos. Had forgotten all about it until Brush's post! It was back in the late 1970s before the highway bi-passed Sheffield. We got stranded there once when our Datsun pickup had an encounter with a deer on the way back from Big Bend.


On 4/6/2021 9:28 PM, Brush Freeman wrote:

I don't have any sure fire locations that can be accessed. It has always for me been a easier to hear than see bird given private land issues. Ft. Lancaster area, the Sheffield overlook is a good place to at least hear them and if lucky see them Hwy 674 in Edwards Co. especially near the Edwards/Kinney county line. Junction area (see Ebird) ...JA bunch of places but just so few that are publicly accessible except from ROWs.. I know they are in Big Bend but I never had much luck with them there but did not spend much time trying...Hope others have better info for you.

On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 8:24 PM <kjones4...> <mailto:<kjones4...> > wrote:

I will be birding Big Bend NP area in late April. Driving from Austin.

I’d appreciate any tips on where to find Gray Vireos.

Kent Jones



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