Trails Closed to Protect Rare Bird

Golden-Cheeked Warbler

The Golden-Cheeked Warbler is an endangered species of bird that breeds only in central Texas and nests in the Ashe juniper and oak found in some of our natural areas. In an effort to protect these rare birds certain trails in Purgatory Creek Natural Area and Spring Lake Natural Area will be closed from March 1 to May 31, annually.

Golden-Cheeked Warbler

Spring Lake Natural Area Trails Closed

  • Porcupine
  • Roadrunner 
  • Grey Fox

Purgatory Creek Natural Area Trails Closed

  • Paraiso

Additional Information

More information about the Golden-Cheeked Warbler is available from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (PDF).