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Open to the public one day only

Saturday morning, April 14th


Once a year, the public is invited to a nature preserve that is home to one of Central Texas' rarest creatures - the Golden-cheeked Warbler.


Located northwest of Austin, Baker Sanctuary is a 690-acre tract of virtually untouched natural habitat. The property is unique in that it remains one of the only places in the world where the Golden-cheeked Warbler nests and breeds. Only 27 counties in Texas are known to support this endangered songbird. The Golden-cheeked Warbler relies on the specific conditions found at Baker Sanctuary to survive in a world where rapid urbanization poses an increasing threat to its habitat.


Once a year, Baker Sanctuary opens to the public for guided tours. Trail walks this year will focus on Golden-cheeked Warblers, butterflies, plants, insects and the supporting habitat. Kids will take part in building nest boxes, making pine cone bird feeders, identifying birds and competing in games like a bird bean bag toss.


Admission is free! Trail snacks will be available during the walks, and a light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Visitors bring their own water bottles.


For more information, call the Travis Audubon Society at 300-BIRD (2473)

or visit www.travisaudubon.org.


WHAT:        Open House at Travis Audubon's Baker Sanctuary to support conservation of this critical habitat. Free and open to the public.


WHEN:       Saturday, April 14, 2012; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

                   Event will offer excellent photo and interview opportunities.


WHERE:     12308 Lime Creek Rd. Directions at: http://travisaudubon.org/home/?page_id=201


CONTACT:   Nancy Manning, Executive Director of Travis Audubon, at 300-2473 or cell, 605-863-0619.               www.travisaudubon.org

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