|Black Gap Wildlife Management Area|
Rugged wilderness, arid mountains, and distinct wildlife characterize this wildlife management area, the largest in Texas. Over 260 species of birds recorded here include bald and golden eagles, sixteen species of ducks and geese, seven hummingbirds, and many warblers. Bobcats, coyotes, and a f...
Kickapoo Caverns State Park
|Description: Featuring beautiful wildlands, spectacular bat flights, and cave swallows, this site also harbors a population of the endangered black-capped vireo. Other wildlife includes coyotes, ringtails, raccoons, white-tailed deer, black-tailed jackrabbits, fox and rock squirrels, roadrunners, many songbirds, and a variety of snakes. Red-tailed hawks and other raptors are sometimes observed snagging bats in mid-air. Mexican pinyon pine reaches the eastern limits of its distribution at this site.|
Wildlife to Watch: Predictable bat flights occur from April into October. Viewing probability is high for other featured species, except coyote and ringtail, which may be seen at night while leaving the site. Vireos are present only from March to August. Nearby Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area boasts an even larger bat flight. Both sites can be visited only through reservations or planned tours, and Texas Conservation Passports are required.
Ownership: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Size: 6400 acres
Closest Town: Brackettville
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: