A Morning of Birding and Natural History at the Hershey Ranch with Romey Swanson 2020

Winning Bid: $1,200.00

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Up to four guests will join Audubon TX’s Director of Conservation, Romey Swanson, for an enjoyable morning of birding and natural history at Hershey Ranch near Fredericksburg. The 1,600 acre Hershey Ranch is the largest privately owned conservation easement within Gillespie County – a legacy assured by the late Terry Hershey. The ranch is managed exclusively for the benefit of native wildlife and habitat restoration.


The morning of birding (usually 40-50 species) will include an abundance of sparrows and raptors among the expansive oak savannah along with the prospect of several waterfowl and wading birds at the central 10+ acre soil conservation lake created as a result of then Senator LBJ’s efforts. Target species will include: Vermilion Flycatcher, Grasshopper Sparrow, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Canyon Wren, Bald Eagle, Bell’s Vireo, among many others.


This experience will end with a wine tasting for up to four at the adjacent Pedernales Cellars where outdoor open-air seating supports expansive vistas into the Pedernales River Valley.


Contact Romey Swanson to set up your experience: Romey.Swanson@audubon.org


Must be used in 2021

Donated by the Hersey Ranch and Romey Swanson