Sparrow Identification Weekend (2/23-2/25) Including Birding Two Private Ranches

Led by Dr. Byron Stone, ‘SparrowMan’ of SparrowFest (and other) fame and his favorite Sparrow Hawks.

Registration includes: donation to Friends of Balcones Canyonland NWR; Meals from Friday Dinner to Sunday Breakfast; Snacks; Sparrow ID Talk; 3 half-day, small group field trips with spotting scopes; access to two ranches with prairie habitat in the northern reaches of the Texas Hill Country. Workshop only $165 per person (Early Bird Discount $150).

Learn field ID of 15 species (or more!) of N. TX wintering sparrows.

Housing available (and recommended) at High Hope Ranch. Options include renting one of 5 bedrooms at Habari, or one of two other guest houses at High Hope. More details at

Registration online at
For information on High Hope Ranch and other logistics, please contact Sandra Skrei, Office: 254-898-4296, Cell: 512-554-7421,

Thank to the Friends of the Balcones Canyonland National Refuge for the great SparrowFest model and willingness to bring it to North Central Texas!