Abilene State Park, Lake Abilene, Kirby Lake, Seabee Park, & Abilene Waste Wate...
Abilene State Park, Lake Abilene, Kirby Lake, Seabee Park, & Abilene Waste Water Treatment Plant
The city of Abilene, established by cattlemen in 1881 as a shipping point for cattle, is today an oil town with a U.S. Air Force base and three universities: Abilene Christian, Hardin-Simmons, and McMurry. The 489-acre Abilene State Park is located at the northern edge of the Edwards Plateau and southern edge of the Rolling Plains. Fort Phantom Hill, 10 miles north of town via FM 600, was established in 1851 to protect the frontier from Indians; it is today administered by the state. Key birds: Greater Roadrunner, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Western Scrub-Jay, Chihuahuan Raven, Cactus Wren, Pyrrhuloxia, Canyon Towhee, and Rufous-crowned Sparrow are present year-round. Mississippi Kite, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, and Bell’s Vireo occur in summer. Winter Wren, Western and Mountain Bluebirds, Lark Bunting, Fox and Harris’s Sparrows, and Lesser and American Goldfinches can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.
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