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Resaca de la Palma

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Resaca de la Palma State Park is one of three state parks belonging to the World Birding Center. At 1,200 acres, Resaca de la Palma State Park is the largest of the World Birding Center sites and is located in Brownsville. A resaca is a type of oxbow lake that can be found in Texas, and is a former channels of the Rio Grande. It is naturally cut off from the river, having no inlet or outlet. The primary recreational activity at Resaca de la Palma State Park is birdwatching. The park offers several trails for hiking and biking, a tram tour, observation decks, and a butterfly garden. Resaca de la Palma's various trails are accessible by foot, bike, and tram.

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Trails Map of Resaca de la Palma State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Resaca de la Palma - Trails Map

Trails Map of Resaca de la Palma State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Map of Resaca de la Palma State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Resaca de la Palma - Map

Map of Resaca de la Palma State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Trails Map of Resaca de la Palma State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.Resaca de la Palma - Trails

Trails Map of Resaca de la Palma State Park (SP) in Texas. Published by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

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Resaca de la Palma SP https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/resaca-de-la-palma https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resaca_de_la_Palma_State_Park Resaca de la Palma State Park is one of three state parks belonging to the World Birding Center. At 1,200 acres, Resaca de la Palma State Park is the largest of the World Birding Center sites and is located in Brownsville. A resaca is a type of oxbow lake that can be found in Texas, and is a former channels of the Rio Grande. It is naturally cut off from the river, having no inlet or outlet. The primary recreational activity at Resaca de la Palma State Park is birdwatching. The park offers several trails for hiking and biking, a tram tour, observation decks, and a butterfly garden. Resaca de la Palma's various trails are accessible by foot, bike, and tram.
For assistance using this map, contact the park. Resaca de la Palma State Park – World Birding Center TexasStateParks.org/App TexasStateParks.org/SocialMedia #TxStateParks #BetterOutside LEGEND Experience South Texas in its natural state – but don’t forget your water, hat and sunscreen! 4 mi. resaca Visitor’s Center • Texas State Parks Store • Restrooms • Meeting Room Disfruta del entorno natural. ¡Y no olvides llevar agua, sombrero y bloqueador solar! Parking Restrooms Tram Stop Mesquite Trail – 0.60 mi. Observation Deck Mexican Olive Trail – 0.30 mi. North Mexican Olive Trail – 0.37 mi. N Hog Trail – 0.20 mi. Butterfly Garden Hiking and Biking Trails Flycatcher Trail – 0.99 mi. Screwbean Alley – 0.20 mi. Kiskadee Trail – 0.05 mi. Quail Loop – 1.36 mi. ADA-Accessible Trails Tram Road Hunter’s Lane – 0.67 mi. White-wing Dove Loop – 0.91 mi. 0.17 mi. Texas State Parks Store T-shirts, caps and one-of-a-kind gift items are available at the Visitor’s Center. Ebony Trail – 0.24 mi. Tram Road – 2.76 mi. Coyote Trail – 0.33 mi. Yellowthroat Loop – 1.18 mi. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 714 Olmito, TX 78575 Bobcat Lane – 1.42 mi. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. © 2021 TPWD PWD MP P4502-117 (2/21) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 1000 New Carmen Blvd. Brownsville, TX 78521 (956) 350-2920 fax (956) 350-3814 www.texasstateparks.org PARK RESERVATIONS TexasStateParks.org ParquesDeTexas.org (512) 389-8900 Proud Sponsor of Texas State Parks
Resaca de la Palma State Park Trails Map 1000 New Carmen Ave. Brownsville, TX 78521 (956) 350-2920 www.texasstateparks.org LEGEND Headquarters Restrooms Parking Tram Stop Wildlife Viewing Interpretive Center Butterfly Garden Pavillion 0 0 1,500 Feet 0.25 0.5 Miles POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 1 EBONY TRAIL 25° 59' 47.7996" N 97° 34' 06.3840" W Explore this trail for plants that occur nowhere else in the United States. 2 2ND BRIDGE 25° 59' 14.8740" N 97° 33' 51.9336" W Stop at the resaca crossing and look for Altamira Orioles, Plain Chachalacas or Belted Kingfishers. 3 HUNTER’S LANE 25° 58' 32.6532" N 97° 33' 58.2876" W Stop at the resaca crossing to observe White-faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbills and Least Grebes. NOTES: An entrance permit is required for all visitors to the park. Visit the park headquarters at the main entrance off New Carmen Avenue. All trails allow multi-use unless otherwise indicated. Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or its suitability to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4502-0117B (7/19) TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TTY) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989 or by email at accessibility@tpwd.texas.gov. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Resaca de la Palma State Park The hidden treasure of South Texas Welcome to Resaca de la Palma State Park! Lush woodlands of Texas ebony and anacua trees border the resaca, or oxbow lake, running through the park. Explore over 10 miles of nature trails or relax on the tram as it navigates through the well-preserved ecosystem. Make sure to stop by the Visitor Center to check out the gift shop and butterfly gardens. Tram rides available Wednesday-Sunday. STAYING SAFE KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/ hiking shoes. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart (32 oz.) of water per hour of activity. Bringing your furry-friend? Don’t forget water for them, too! TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. TRAIL DIST TIME DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION EBONY TRAIL 0.2 mi. 10 min. Easy The closest trail to the Visitor Center. This trail curves through old growth ebony-anacua woodlands. Observation deck and boardwalk at terminal end with plant signage along the way. Trailhead in back of Visitor Center. MESQUITE TRAIL 0.6 mi. 40 min. Moderate Curving through Tamaulipan thornscrub and revegetated grassland savannah. Trailhead off of tram loop. MEXICAN OLIVE TRAIL 0.7 mi. 15 min. Easy This is an ADA-compliant trail; please do not use bicycles here. The trail leads to scenic observation Deck C. Trailhead off of Tram Loop. KISKADEE TRAIL 0.06 mi. 5 min. Easy Sugar hackberry and ebony woodlands line this trail leading to observation Deck A. Trailhead off of Tram Loop. FLYCATCHER TRAIL 1.2 mi. 40 min. Moderate Loops through thornscrub/savannah. Trailhead off Tram Loop. HOG TRAIL 0.2 mi. 10 min. Moderate Take this trail from Flycatcher to access observation Deck D. COYOTE TRAIL 0.4 mi. 15 min. Moderate Trail with tight curves through ebony and mesquite woodland. HUNTER’S LANE 0.7 mi. 35 min. Moderate Entrance to southern remote portions of our park. Use this trail to access Screwbean Alley and the Quail, White-winged Dove and Yellowthroat loops. QUAIL LOOP 1.3 mi. 45 min. Moderate Recommended biking loop that ventures through grasslands. This trail gives you a view to the northeast of the Brownsville reservoir, opportunity to view osprey and other birds of prey. YELLOWTHROAT LOOP 1.2 mi. 45 min. Easy Recommended wildlife watching trail. Several habitats are represented, providing opportunities to see an array of wildlife. BOBCAT LANE 1.2 mi. 45 min. Easy Recommended biking trail. Bobcat borders the western edge of the park property, running along a levee. TRAM LOOP 2.8 mi. 50 min. Easy Recommended easy trail. Pav
The Hidden Treasure of South Texas Resaca de la Palma State Park is situated at the Rio Grande river delta, the southern tip of Texas, only minutes from downtown Brownsville. Named for one of the shallow oxbow ponds once formed by the river, the park’s diverse habitats attract many rare migratory birds, as well as local specialties such as the Plain Chachalaca, Altamira Oriole, Green Jay, and Groove-billed Ani. Two endangered amphibians are supported by this biologically significant subtropical wetland. Lush woodlands dominated by Texas Ebony and Anacua trees, considered one of the most threatened plant communities in the United States, border the resaca (oxbow lake) that transects the park. Visitors can explore over 11 miles of nature trails or relax on the tram as it navigates through the well-preserved ecosystem. The park also features a Visitor’s Center with a state-of-the art meeting facility, gift shop, and butterfly gardens. SUGGESTED HIKES “Quick, Easy & Educational” 2 hours • 2 miles Take a short walk down Ebony Trail. Explore plant signage and interpretive panels along the trail leading to a resaca overlook at Deck A. Visit butterfly gardens, then walk the tram loop to the first bridge and back, enjoying the sights and sounds of nature! “Scenic Stopovers” 3-4 hours • 3 miles Explore the park’s historic resaca from three different observation areas. Hike the tram loop and explore the park’s wetlands at the first bridge. Continue following tram loop and next explore the resaca from Kiskadee Trail and Mexican Olive. “Resaca Roundabout” 3-4 hours • 3.5 miles Venture into the more remote regions of the park. Hike the paved tram loop to Hunter’s Lane then down Yellowthroat Loop. There’s a picnic table located on Yellowthroat overlooking the resaca. Several different trailheads, located at the end of Hunter’s Lane, are available for additional hiking and biking. TRAIL INFORMATION Ebony Trail .2 miles Easy The closest trail to the Visitor Center. This trail curves through old growth ebony-anacua woodlands. Observation deck and boardwalk at terminal end with plant signage along the way. Trailhead in back of Visitor’s Center. This is an ADA-compliant trail; please do not use bicycles here. 1 mile Medium Mesquite Trail Curving through Tamaulipan thornscrub and revegetated grassland savannah. Trailhead off of tram loop. .4 miles Medium North Mexican Olive Trail This trail connects Mesquite with Mexican Olive. This is a slightly more rugged trail. Trailhead off of Tram Loop. .3 miles Easy Mexican Olive Trail This is an ADA-compliant trail; please do not use bicycles here. The trail leads to scenic observation Deck C. Trailhead off of Tram Loop. .03 miles Easy Kiskadee Trail Sugar hackberry and ebony woodlands line this short trail leading to observation Deck A. Trailhead off of Tram Loop. This is an ADA-compliant trail; please do not use bicycles here. 1 mile Medium Flycatcher Trail Loops through thornscrub/savannah. Trail head off Tram Loop. .2 miles Medium Hog Trail Take this trail from Flycatcher to access observation Deck D. .3 miles Medium Coyote Trail Trail with tight curves through ebony and mesquite woodland. .7 miles Medium Hunter’s Lane Entrance to southern remote portions of our park. Use this trail to access Screwbean Alley and the loops Quail, White-winged Dove and Yellowthroat trails. Screwbean Alley .2 miles Easy This trail is short, yet rugged. Rest at the bench with scenic view of resaca. 1.2 miles Hard Quail Loop White-wing Dove Loop .9 miles Hard Recommended biking loops that venture through grasslands. 1.2 miles Easy Yellowthroat Loop Recommended wildlife watching trail. Several habitats are represented, providing opportunities to see an array of wildlife. “Eco-Explorer” All day • 11+ miles 1.2 miles Easy Bobcat Lane Recommended biking trail. Bobcat borders the western edge of the park property, running along a levee. There are over 11 miles of trails open to the public, many suitable for a long walk or a bike ride, and most trailheads can be found off the tram loop. Pick and choose your own hike and enjoy! 3.2 miles Easy Tram Loop Recommended easy trail. Paved loop meanders through 1,200-acre park, crossing two overlooks, with excellent viewing opportunities. Seven trailheads are located on Tram Loop. Resaca de la Palma State Park Self-guided Trails RANGER PROGRAMS Butterfly Walk Bird Walk Nature Tram Tours Nature Hike Yoga in the Park Trail Blazers School and group field trips SPECIAL EVENTS Archery 101 Jolly Night Hike Night Hike Junior Ranger Camp entrance fees Adult Day Use: $4 Daily Child 12 Years and Under: Free hours and info Park: Open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visitors Center: Open Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (956) 350-2920 tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/resaca-de-la-palma World Birding Center — Resaca de la Palma State Park Experience South Texas in its natural state – but don’t forget your water, hat and sunscreen! 4 mi. resaca Legend: Disfruta
TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE BIRDS OF RESACA DE LA PALMA S T A T E P A R K A FIELD CHECKLIST 2020 INTRODUCTION R esaca de la Palma State Park is a 1,200-acre park and World Birding Center site located to the northwest of Brownsville, Texas. The flora and fauna in the park are sustained by a resaca. The resaca, or dry riverbed, was formed by the flooding of the Rio Grande; when seasonal rains fill the resacas, wildlife come to the water, creating an opportunity for people to view wildlife and enjoy the natural world. Park staff can control the water level in the resaca to support a variety of wildlife throughout the year. The resaca also supports a variety of habitats that are vital for the survival of the wildlife. White-tipped Doves and Green Jays call from within the hackberry forest and migrating warblers forage for insects on the hackberry’s large leaves. In the Ebony forest, Groove-billed Anis quietly watch the visitors, and White-eyed Vireos and Long-billed Thrashers use the dense vegetation for nesting. Olive Sparrows and Northern Mockingbirds sing as they forage through the thorn-scrub. In the revegetated grasslands one will find Whitetailed Kites, Mississippi Kites and other raptors searching for prey. Northern Bobwhites call from the grass, where they nest and raise young. In the resaca itself, Least Grebes, Green Herons, Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks and other water birds forage through the water and mud. In one visit to the resaca, a birder could easily see Belted, Ringed and Green Kingfishers. The trail system, over 8 miles, winds through these different habitats. Although vehicular traffic is not permitted past the Visitor Center, visitors can access the trail system from a tram that circles a 2.7-mile loop through the park for easy wildlife viewing. This checklist includes 284 bird species that can be found in Resaca de la Palma State Park. Previous versions of this checklist were compiled by John C. Arvin, modified by Katherine S. Miller, natural resource specialist at Resaca de la Palma, and edited by Sherry Wilson. The current version was edited by State Park staff using eBird reports. While some birds live here year-round, others use the dense habitat to rest during their migration or are seasonal residents. For this reason, the checklist shows the bird species’ abundance by season to aid birders in planning their trips to Resaca de la Palma. Track Resaca’s recent sightings on Ebird.org. The nomenclature and taxonomic organization follow the American Ornithologist’s Union Check-list of North American Birds, 7th Edition (1998) as currently supplemented. The checklist will be updated with further observations, so please report your sightings by utilizing the e-bird kiosk in our visitor center, where birders can record and view sightings and the location within the park on a user-friendly computer. Please note that playing any audio recording of bird songs in an effort to attract the birds is prohibited. This disrupts the birds from their daily activities 1 and can cause nest failure. For your safety and for the preservation of the wildlife, stay on designated trails at all times. We appreciate your cooperation and hope you have a pleasant visit to our park. LEGEND Seasons Sp = Spring: March, April and May Su = Summer: June, July and August F = Fall: September, October and November W = Winter: December, January and February Abundance A = Abundant: always present and observed, large numbers in proper habitats and seasons. C = Common: numbers vary but always found in proper habitat and season. U = Uncommon: present in proper habitat and season, but not common and may be overlooked. R = Rare: seldom recorded, may not be recorded every year. X = Few to no records. CHECKLIST Sp ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Su F W Fulvous Whistling-Duck................................... U Black-bellied Whistling-Duck.......................... C C C U Greater White-fronted Goose........................... U U Snow Goose..................................................... U Ross’s Goose................................................... X Muscovy Duck................................................. X X Gadwall........................................................... X X U U American Wigeon............................................ X X U U Mallard........................................................... R Mottled Duck.................................................. C C C C 2 Sp ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Su F W Blue-winged Teal............................................. C X C C Cinnamon Teal................................................ X U Northern Shoveler........................................... X X U U Northern Pintail............................................... X U Green-winged Teal........................................... U U Can
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