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To: D. Smith
Of: Amarillo, Texas, USA
Available: Anytime
Language: English

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D. Smith
Amarillo, Texas, USA

Available: Anytime
Language: English

I'm an amateur birder with a Life List of just over 400 species. I spend 2-3 days per week birding our local state park and visit a nearby National Wildlife Refuge at least weekly. I also bird multiple local city parks on a regular basis.

If you bird with me I"ll keep track of the species seen or heard using the eBird mobile app, and I'll share the checklist with you via the app or by e-mail.

Area and hotspots
Texas Panhandle. Just 20 minutes away from Amarillo is Palo Duro Canyon State Park which is located in the 2nd largest canyon in the United States.

Buffalo Lake NWR, Medi-Park, Thompson Park
Palo Duro Canyon State ParkBuffalo Lake NWRMedi-ParkThompson ParkLake Rita Blanca

Local birds
Some of the species that can be expected, based on season of course, are the Greater Roadrunner, Painted Bunting, Chihuahuan Raven, Great-horned Owl, Burrowing Owl, Eastern Screech-Owl, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Mississippi Kite, and various warblers during migration. You can also expect to see several wrens. We have the Canyon, Bewick's, and Rock Wrens year round.

Nature: birdwatching, photography
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, car, long walk,
Visit: tourist site
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