The Trinity River Audubon Center

The Trinity River Audubon Center

 Recently we had a delightful field trip (visit) to the Trinity River Audubon Center located just 8 minutes south of downtown Dallas off of I-45. The center is a nature center in the Great Trinity Forest, a large urban open space park in Dallas, Texas. This urban park is located within the Texas Blackland Prairies ecoregion. Habitats found within the park include bottomland hardwood forest, riparian zones, wetlands, open water ponds, grasslands and the Trinity River itself.

During the approximately 3 hours spent exploring the various trails and photographing a few birds, we encountered several elementary aged school groups also on a field trip. I immediately had pleasant flashbacks to my days as an elementary teacher. Following in line behind the center volunteer, with bug nets and observation sheets in hand, the students’ excitement rang throughout the Great Trinity Forest.

These are photographs of some of the birds seen.

Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
6  Ruby-throated Hummingbird Female
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Female
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Female
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Female
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Female
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Female
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Female
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Female

 

 

3 thoughts on “The Trinity River Audubon Center”

  1. You got some really good photos on this! I didn’t know this place existed! (I’ve been doing other things and haven’t followed your posts so if I am months behind, forgive…)

  2. Oh, Michael, I never knew such a center existed and so happy that you visited it after all your travels and meeting those birds. And “pleasant flashbacks” are a gift, aren’t they. Good piece to share.

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