Kerrville, Texas

Linda & Kevin Pillow

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Kerrville, Texas

855 Junction Hwy.
Kerrville, TX 78028

Phone: (830) 895-7393
Fax: (830) 895-7393
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Store Hours:
Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Check out these great Nature resources available to you in the beautiful Texas Hill Country!  Remember that if you ever need information or directions to these great places please feel free to contact us at Wild Birds Unlimited in Kerrville at 830-895-7393.

 

Riverside Nature Center

150 Francisco Lemos St.

Kerrville, TX 78028
830-257-4837

www.riversidenaturecenter.org/

 

Riverside Nature Center is located in the heart of Kerrville on the Guadalupe River at the junction of Town Creek.  This former small farm has been transformed into an urban wildlife and native plant sanctuary.  It features a unique arboretum with over 140 species of trees as well as cacti, glorious wildflowers, shrubs, native grasses, birds, insects and other animals.  Meandering walking trails lead you through the Nature Center and down to the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River.  The bird watching blinds are great to relax and enjoy the variety of birds and other critters that happen to pass by.

 

Kerrville-Schreiner Park

2385 Bandera Hwy.

Kerrville, Texas 78028

(830) 257-7300

http://kerrville.org

 

Kerrville - Schreiner Park is a beautiful 517-acre recreation and camping park on the Guadalupe River.  The Parks and Recreation Department Headquarters is located on the River Side of Kerrville-Schreiner Park.  The park is home to an abundance of wildlife including whitetail deer and black antelope, axis deer, rabbits, fox, birds, butterflies and more.

A complete brochure can be seen online at http://kerrville.org/DocumentCenter/

 

By the River RV Park & Campground

175 Riverview Rd

Kerrville, TX 78028

830-367-5566 or 888-367-5566

www.bytheriver.com/ 

 

If you want that little hidden "gem", be sure to check out try the By the River RV Park in Ingram. This jewel is a "Best Kept Secret" around here for bird watchers and nature lovers. The bird nerds from Cornell have been here and saw 3 Golden-Cheeked Warblers on the island.  Just stop by the front and for $3 you get onto some pristine private land that I know you will love.  It is remote and quiet as well as very easy to get to.  I suggest going to the very end and crossing to their 25-acre island for the best bird watching.  And the owners are very birder friendly!

 

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park and the Fredericksburg Nature Center

432 Lady Bird Drive

Fredericksburg, TX 78624

(830) 997-4202

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park

Fredericksburg Nature Center

 

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park in Fredericksburg is a gem as well.  The Hill Country Master Naturalists completed an ADA wheelchair-accessible nature trail that is awesome!  The new bird blind on this easy trail will be a big hit as well as the butterfly garden.  But my suggestion is to cross the river on the small bridge and walk the south trail.  There is always something new along the berm island on this side.  All the trails meander through diverse habitats with many species of forbs, woody plants, and grasses along their way.  Many important species are marked with identifying signs.  There is also abundant insect and amphibian life waiting to be discovered.  There are comfortable benches placed conveniently along all of the trails for rest, reflection, and observation.  We are proud to donate WBU birdseed for this project!

 

Cibolo Nature Center

140 City Park Rd
Boerne, TX 78006
Phone: 830-249-4616

www.cibolo.org

 

This is a must see for the Hill Country!  Be sure to check out the Purple Martin gourd racks out front that are stuffed with Martins singing all day long in the summer; and be sure to leave time to check out the river trail - it is a personal favorite of our store dog "Jack"!  A visit to the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm can be just what you make it.  With a variety of different opportunities, each experience can be totally new or tried-and-true.

 

 

~Just down the road in Boerne is Cibolo Nature center. This is a must see for the Hill country! Be sure to check out the Purple Martin Gourd racks out front just stuffed with Martins singing all day long in the summer, and be sure to leave time to check out the river trail it is a personal favorite of our store dog "Jack"! Visit them online at www.cibolo.org

 

                                    

~Lost Maples state park is probably already on your birding list if you intend on seeing the Golden Cheeked Warbler. Try the Pond trail for a beautiful and simple hike or if you feel spunky try our favorite trail up into "Remote area D" The front entrance has all the directions you need,. Check out the Texas parks and wildlife site at www.tpwd.state.tx.us

 

                                      linda and jack 

 

~ Ladybird Johnson municipal park in Fredericksburg is a gem as well. The Hill country Master Naturalist just completed an ADA handicapped accessible nature trail that is awesome! The new bird blind on this easy trail will be a big hit as well as the butterfly garden. But my suggestion is to cross the river on the small bridge and walk the south trail. There is always something new along the berm island on this side. We are proud to donate WBU birdseed for this project as well! They can be found at www.fbgtx.org or try the Fredericksburg Nature Center web site at www.fredericksburgnaturecenter.org.

                        

                                    ladybird

 

~Kerr Wildlife management area is a wonderful secret as well! It provides one of the finest Black Capped Vireo locations on the planet. It is an easy trip with helpful Texas parks and Wildlife staff on hand. This education facility offers so much it will be a favorite of yours as well!

~South Llano River State Park offers a fantastic fantastic opportunity just down the road. A very well kept series of bird blinds that have been maintained for many years provide a  great secret here in the Hill Country. This park is producing some incredible bird sightings due to the wonderful volunteer's that maintain the blinds. Please put this Park on your MUST visit list; it has become a favorite of ours as well!

~The Old Tunnel  in Fredricksburg is a must for bat enthusiasts! Great emergences and easy access starting in May!

~As is the Devils Sink-hole near Rock springs. This natural wonder turns out thousands of bats that some say can go on for hours.

~All these can be found at the Texas Parks and Wildlife site at www.tpwd.state.tx.us then go to find a park.

 

~ If you want that little hidden "Gem" be sure to check out try the By the River RV park in Ingram. This jewel is a "Best Kept Secret" around here for bird watchers and nature lovers. The bird nerds from Cornell were here in April and saw 3 Golden Cheeked Warblers on the island. Just stop by the front and for 3 dollars you get on to some pristine private land that I know you will love. It is remote and quiet as well as very easy to get to. I suggest going to the very end and crossing to their 25 acre island for the best birdwatching. And the owners are very birder friendly! Check them out at www.bytheriver.com.