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bird watching Archives - North Texas Trails
  • John F Burke Preserve Pond View

    John F. Burke Nature Preserve

    Review: The John F. Burke Nature Preserve has recently undergone a huge renovation, boasting nature trails that are accessible by all, and ample places to view and enjoy the natural wetlands near the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. While not a massive preserve, there is a lot to see and explore here. Distance: About 2 miles of paved, soft dirt and decomposed granite trails Area of Town: Farmers Branch, underneath the juncture of LBJ and 190 Facilities: There are picnic tables here, near the overlook at the Trinity River, where the Thicket Trail begins. Benches are also scattered around the wetland area, and there was a port-a-pottie in the parking…

  • John Bunker Sands Boardwalk
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    John Bunker Sands Wetlands Center

    Review: John Bunker Sands Wetlands Center is an amazing place! The learning center explains the value and importance of the wetlands for cleaning and reusing water, while the outdoors spaces are wide open giving you a chance to explore and see the ample wildlife that calls this place home. In the winter months, a pair of bald eagles calls this place home, and if you are lucky you may see them! Distance: Unclear. There is a vast area along the levees, so you can get as many miles are you want Area of Town: SouthEast of Dallas near Seagoville Facilities: There is a learning center here with bathrooms Suitable for: Hiking,…

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    Trinity River Audubon Center

    Review: Considered the gateway to the Trinity Forest, the Trinity River Audubon Center is located in SE Dallas and home to five miles of trails that encompass wetlands, forest and blackland prairie. Built on the location of an illegal dumping site, this nature preserve has a fascinating story of reclaiming nature from an ecological disaster. Not only does this facility boast beautiful trails and views, this is also one of the premiere locations in Dallas for bird watching! Distance: The official site says the center has 5 miles of trails to explore Area of Town: Southeast of downtown, along the banks of the Trinity River Facilities: The LEED certified facility is…