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Last Updated on January 30, 2024

In our quarterly RIVER CAMP! Series, we invite younger supporters of the San Antonio River (and those young at heart) to learn more about this precious freshwater resource. Tune in for educational information, river-centric activities, great videos, and even ways families can take personal actions for a sustainable river!

In today’s RIVER CAMP! let’s explore the migration of our fabulous flapping friends: birds!

Going birdwatching this winter? The corridor from Central Texas to the Gulf of Mexico is THE place to be! The San Antonio River Basin hosts a spectacular array of migratory birds who spend their winters in the area. Interestingly, not all birds migrate the same way. Some birds prefer to migrate during the day, while others make their journey at night. While some birds migrate in large flocks, others prefer to fly alone. No matter how they choose to travel, these migratory critters rely on the San Antonio River and its tributaries to support their journey. Use the clues and the word bank below to solve this crossword puzzle and learn some facts about the basin’s migratory birds!

Word Bank

  • American Goldfinch
  • American Kestrel
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Gadwall
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow
  • Northern Harrier
  • Ruby-Crowned Kin
  • Whooping Crane
  • White-Crowned Sparrow

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Acequia Trail Notice

The Acequia trail will have heavy traffic near MROC starting May 22nd until further notice. The SAWS Acequia project will be bringing in crews to work on the lift station site and across the street. There will have flaggers to stop traffic, please use caution. 

SASPAMCO Paddling Trail

The SASPAMCO paddling trail is open from River Crossing Park to Helton Nature Park.
*Please Note: Paddling Trail from Helton Nature Park to HWY 97 is still closed due to blockages. 

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