Wild West Bird Fest

Wild West Bird Fest The Native Americans say "If you feel the wind from a birds wings you have been blessed". Wings Over Alpine is an up close and personal experience with Birds of Prey.
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See Hawks, Owls, Falcons, Vultures and Eagles in this presentation, which also includes a flying demonstration. Learn about how wildlife are the indicators of the health of the earth and what we can do, and not do, to help these magnificent birds thrive in the world that we share. This event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 7th and 8th, 2017 at the Historic Kokernot Lodge in Alpine.

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Wild West Bird Fest and Texas Mountain Trail Historic Trek was amazing today and there's one more day to go! Here's what...
10/06/2019

Wild West Bird Fest and Texas Mountain Trail Historic Trek was amazing today and there's one more day to go! Here's what's happening tomorrow:
Wings Over Alpine Bird of Prey Shows at Kokernot Lodge in Alpine. Two shows-11am & 5pm. FREE
Guided tours at Fort Davis National Historic Site Two tours - 11:30am & 2pm. FREE
Guided birding tours at Post Park in Marathon. Two tours - 8am & 5pm. FREE
Guided birding tours at Davis Mountains State Park in Fort Davis. 9am. Parks fees apply
Click here for the full 2-day schedule of events and things to do
https://issuu.com/texasmountaintrail/docs/wwbf_event_brochure_2019

Wild West Bird Fest is here! Here's what's happening tomorrow:Wings Over Alpine Bird of Prey Shows at Kokernot Lodge in ...
10/04/2019

Wild West Bird Fest is here! Here's what's happening tomorrow:
Wings Over Alpine Bird of Prey Shows at Kokernot Lodge in Alpine. Two shows-11am & 5pm. FREE
Guided tours at Fort Davis National Historic Site Two tours - 11:30am & 2pm. FREE
Guided birding tours at Post Park in Marathon. Two tours - 8am & 5pm. FREE
Guided birding tours at Davis Mountains State Park in Fort Davis. 9am. Parks fees apply

Click here for the full 2-day schedule of events and things to do https://issuu.com/texasmountaintrail/docs/wwbf_event_brochure_2019

Turns out kids love learning about raptors and seeing the magificent birds up close, and Master Falconer John Karger is ...
10/03/2019

Turns out kids love learning about raptors and seeing the magificent birds up close, and Master Falconer John Karger is always a hit! Wings Over Alpine, this weekend, October 5 & 6, part of Wild West Bird Fest! Two FREE shows both days at 11am & 5pm. Come as many times as you like - each show can produce unique surprises!
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Wild West Bird Fest this weekend!!! Be sure to come to at least one Wings Over Alpine Raptor Show, attend the birding an...
09/30/2019

Wild West Bird Fest this weekend!!! Be sure to come to at least one Wings Over Alpine Raptor Show, attend the birding and wildlife hikes at the Davis Mountains State Park, Post Park and Chihuanhuan Desert Research Institute, guided tours at Fort Davis National Historic Site, and enjoy other self-guided itineraries to visit great places to see in the region!
Click here for a complete schedule of events! https://issuu.com/texasmountaintrail/docs/wwbf_event_brochure_2019

Feel the wind from its wings! This is a Harris Hawk, also called a Bay-Winged Hawk. This incredible bird will be flying ...
09/25/2019

Feel the wind from its wings! This is a Harris Hawk, also called a Bay-Winged Hawk. This incredible bird will be flying through the audience with grace and speed. Don't blink!
Wings Over Alpine Birds of Prey Shows are at the Historic Kokernot Lodge Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th. Two FREE shows both days at 11am and 5pm!

Wings Over Alpine at Kokernot Lodge is one of the many activities during Will West Bird Fest! Owls, eagles, falcons and ...
09/23/2019

Wings Over Alpine at Kokernot Lodge is one of the many activities during Will West Bird Fest! Owls, eagles, falcons and hawks will thrill you with their contained power. Even the not so popular vulture will charm you as he dances across the lawn in front of you! Majestic is a word that truly describes these dynamic feathered creatures. You will see up close, unique, educational and entertaining bird of prey shows by Last Chance Forever, the Bird of Prey Conservancy that will leave you awed, inspired and guaranteed to want more!
Saturday and Sunday, October 5 & 6. Two shows each day at 11am & 5pm. FREE!
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#WildWestBirdFest #VisitBigBend #VisitAlpine

In celebration of the Historic Trek events during Wild West  Bird Fest, Fort Davis National Historic Site offers 4 free ...
09/18/2019

In celebration of the Historic Trek events during Wild West Bird Fest, Fort Davis National Historic Site offers 4 free Ranger guided tours!
Explore the fort and learn about one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars frontier military post in the Southwest. Featured in this tour is the newly restored hospital and the growing pharmacy collection.
Saturday, October 5, 11:30am & 2pm
Sunday, October 6, 11:30-am & 2pm

Wings Over Alpine are Bird of Prey shows at the Historic Kokernot Lodge in Alpine. 4 free shows during Wild West Bird Fe...
09/12/2019

Wings Over Alpine are Bird of Prey shows at the Historic Kokernot Lodge in Alpine. 4 free shows during Wild West Bird Fest and Texas Mountain Trail Historic Trek. Saturday and Sunday 11am & 5pm.

📷 by Alan Wintz from last year's shows!

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Wild West Bird Fest's cover photo
08/29/2019

Wild West Bird Fest's cover photo

08/29/2019
Wings Over Alpine today was awesome! 3 more free shows tomorrow  at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Plus!- Guided birding at Post Park ...
10/07/2018

Wings Over Alpine today was awesome! 3 more free
shows tomorrow at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Plus!- Guided birding at Post Park in Visit Marathon Texas at 8am & 5pm, Birding from the blind Davis Mountains State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife at 9am!
Photo by Alan Wintz from today's raptor shows!

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10/06/2018
10/06/2018

It’s a beautiful day to see some birds!

For those of you who are not familiar with the area.
10/05/2018

For those of you who are not familiar with the area.

Wild West Bird Fest this weekend!!! Be sure to come to at least one Wings Over Alpine Raptor Show, attend the birding an...
10/04/2018

Wild West Bird Fest this weekend!!! Be sure to come to at least one Wings Over Alpine Raptor Show, attend the birding and wildlife hikes at the Davis Mountains State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife, join our team at Post Park in Visit Marathon Texas, Big Bend Birding & Photo Tours and enjoy our self-guided itineraries to visit Historic Sites in our region and DIY birding opportunities!

Visit Alpine, Texas, Visit Big Bend, Texas Mountain Trail Region

This weekend! Wings Over Alpine - part of Wild West Bird Fest. 3 free shows both Saturday and Sunday at 11am, 1pm & 3pm ...
10/02/2018

This weekend! Wings Over Alpine - part of Wild West Bird Fest. 3 free shows both Saturday and Sunday at 11am, 1pm & 3pm at Historic Kokernot Lodge Outdoor Amphitheater. Feel the wind from their wings!

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10/01/2018
1 week away from Wild West Bird Fest! Be sure to come to at least one Wings Over Alpine Raptor Show, attend the birding ...
09/29/2018
Wild West Bird Fest and Texas Mountain Trail Historic Trek

1 week away from Wild West Bird Fest! Be sure to come to at least one Wings Over Alpine Raptor Show, attend the birding and wildlife hikes at the Davis Mountains State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife , join our team at Post Park in Visit Marathon Texas, and enjoy our self-guided itineraries to visit Historic Sites in our region and DIY birding opportunities! Full schedule here - https://issuu.com/texasmountaintrail/docs/wild_west_bird_fest

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Turns out kids love learning about raptors and seeing the magificent birds up close, and Master Falconer John Karger is ...
09/26/2018

Turns out kids love learning about raptors and seeing the magificent birds up close, and Master Falconer John Karger is always a hit! Wings Over Alpine October 6 & 7, part of Wild West Bird Fest! Three FREE shows both days at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Come as many times as you like - each show can produce unique surprises!

Visit Big Bend Visit Alpine, Texas Texas Mountain Trail Region
#VisitBigbend #VisitAlpineTX

This bird will be flying through the audience! Don't blink! Wings Over Alpine - Part of Wild West Bird Fest, October 6 &...
09/25/2018

This bird will be flying through the audience! Don't blink!
Wings Over Alpine - Part of Wild West Bird Fest, October 6 & 7. Three FREE shows a day at 11am, 1pm & 3pm!
Visit Big Bend Visit Alpine, Texas Texas Mountain Trail Region Come and Take It BBQ

Something for after your birding activities on Saturday, October 6!
09/24/2018

Something for after your birding activities on Saturday, October 6!

Guess what friends, you can now start calling in reservations for our night tours!
We are very excited to host lantern light vignettes (fancy word for skits) this year.
Call (432)-426-3224 ex. 226 and either give a ranger your information or leave a message. Be prepared to tell us your name, number of guests, phone number, and tour start time you would like to attend. Hope to hear from you soon! :-)

A group of vultures is called a kettle, committee or wake. The term kettle refers to vultures in flight, while committee...
09/23/2018

A group of vultures is called a kettle, committee or wake. The term kettle refers to vultures in flight, while committee refers to vultures resting on the ground or in trees. Wake is reserved for a group of vultures that are feeding. Did you know that you can sometimes find this bird hanging out with the Vultures? What is it called? Learn more at Wings Over Alpine, October 6 & 7. Three shows each day at 11am, 1pm & 3pm at the Historic Kokernot Lodge Outdoor Amphitheater, part of Wild West Bird Fest!
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This happened last year at Wings Over Alpine. Future Falconer maybe? 3 shows a day both days at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Come as...
09/19/2018

This happened last year at Wings Over Alpine. Future Falconer maybe?
3 shows a day both days at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Come as many times a you like, there are always surprises! Free!

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This is a great opportunity and a steal for what all you get to do! Big Bend Birding & Photo Tours - Fort DavisSaturday,...
09/18/2018

This is a great opportunity and a steal for what all you get to do!

Big Bend Birding & Photo Tours - Fort Davis
Saturday, October 6, 7:15am & 1:30pm
Sunday October 7, 7:15am & 1:30pm

Guided trips to private bird photography blinds just out of Fort Davis deep in the beautiful Davis Mountains. Offering (4) half day trips each day for both mornings and evenings with Big Bend Birding & Photo Tours.
Call 432.386.6855 or visit www.tourbigbend.com to reserve your spot for this amazing opportunity. The cost for a half-day shoot is $125 and if you book both sessions for the day it is $185. Transportation to the site is included.

Photo by Lee Hoy, owner of Big Bend Birding & Photo Tours

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WINGS OVER ALPINE!!! See Hawks, Owls, Falcons, Vultures and Eagles in this up close Bird of Prey Presentation, including...
09/17/2018

WINGS OVER ALPINE!!! See Hawks, Owls, Falcons, Vultures and Eagles in this up close Bird of Prey Presentation, including a flying demonstration by Last Chance Forever, the Bird of Prey Conservancy. October 6 & 7, three FREE shows each day - 11am, 1pm & 3pm - at the Historic Kokernot Lodge and Outdoor Amphitheater.
Sponsored by Visit Big Bend, Visit Alpine, Texas and Texas Mountain Trail Region
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Owls, eagles, falcons and hawks will thrill you with their contained power. Even the not so popular vulture will charm y...
09/12/2018

Owls, eagles, falcons and hawks will thrill you with their contained power. Even the not so popular vulture will charm you as he dances across the lawn in front of you! Majestic is a word that truly describes these dynamic feathered creatures. You will see up close, unique,
educational and entertaining bird of prey shows by Last Chance Forever, the Bird of Prey Conservancy that will leave you awed, inspired and guaranteed to want more!
Saturday and Sunday, October 6 & 7. Three shows each day at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. FREE!
Visit Big Bend Visit Alpine, Texas
#WildWestBirdFest #VisitBigBend #VisitAlpine

Saturday and Sunday, October 6 &7. Wild West Bird Fest includes up close raptor shows featuring Last Chance Forever, the...
09/04/2018

Saturday and Sunday, October 6 &7. Wild West Bird Fest includes up close raptor shows featuring Last Chance Forever, the Bird of Prey Conservancy! See hawks, owls, falcons, vultures and eagles! Both days, six shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm at the Historic Kokernot Lodge Outdoor Amphitheater.
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I hope you all had a chance to attend the Wings Over Alpine event this weekend - it was INCREDIBLE!! We had a lot of fun attending yesterday. I just uploaded my photos and just had to post a few of the vulture and hawk that landed right next to us, plus one of the Bald Eagle. I hope I'll get a chance to work on the rest of them later this week. ❤️

“THE POST” - LOCATED AT CAMP PEÑA COLORADO – BREWSTER COUNTY, TEXASThe creek and spring at Rainbow Cliffs, five miles so...
08/29/2018

“THE POST” - LOCATED AT CAMP PEÑA COLORADO – BREWSTER COUNTY, TEXAS
The creek and spring at Rainbow Cliffs, five miles southwest of present day Marathon, Texas was a significant water source on the old Comanche Trial. This trail extending south from the Horsehead Crossing on the Pecos River was used by the Indians on their annual trip since about 1780, passing into Mexico. The site is also on the “cutoff road” used by the San Antonio to Chihuahuan freighters passing thru the area from about 1800. Prior to these, the trail was part of the old “salt road” extending from Mexico, used by the Spanish, traveling to the salt lakes located north of the Pecos River? Native Indians had occupied the region and used water from the springs for the past 9,000 years. The rock formations exposed in the region date before four million years ago. During the last one hundred years, the area has been used for ranching.
Birding experts Jim & Barbara Hines will be stationed at the Post during Wild West Bird Fest both Saturday and Sunday at 8am and 5pm to help you identify the birds that frequent there.

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Just added to the list of activities for Wild West Bird Fest: Guided trips to private bird photography blinds just 30 mi...
08/18/2018
Birding Photography Tours Big Bend - Big Bend Birding & Photo Tours

Just added to the list of activities for Wild West Bird Fest:

Guided trips to private bird photography blinds just 30 minutes out of Fort Davis deep in the beautiful Davis Mountains. We are offering (4) half day trips each day for both mornings and evenings on October 6 & 7 with Big Bend Birding & Photo Tours
The morning trips will depart from Fort Davis at 7:15 a.m and return by noon. The afternoon trips will depart Fort Davis at 1:30 p.m. and return by 7:00 p.m.
Call 432.386.6855 or click here https://bit.ly/2MwQzs5 to reserve your spot for this amazing opportunity. The cost for a half-day shoot is $125 and if you book both sessions for the day it is $185. Transportation to the site is included.
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Birding tours, Photography tours & workshops, Colima Warbler Tours, and more in Big Bend National Park, Davis Mountains, Marfa, Alpine, and Fort Davis area. Night sky, wildlife, and macro photography workshops for Big Bend National Park. Book your tour now! Transportation is provided to help you foc...

Anyone remember this bad boy from last year's raptor shows? He'll be back on October 6 & 7 at the Wings Over Alpine port...
08/14/2018

Anyone remember this bad boy from last year's raptor shows? He'll be back on October 6 & 7 at the Wings Over Alpine portion of Wild West Bird Fest. If you feel the wind from the wings........ Visit Big Bend
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Just added to Wild West Bird Fest! Birding Walk on the Wild Side. Oct 6, 9 a.m. Davis Mountains State Park HQ. Join Park...
08/11/2018

Just added to Wild West Bird Fest!

Birding Walk on the Wild Side. Oct 6, 9 a.m. Davis Mountains State Park HQ. Join Park Hosts and experienced birders Steve and Sue on a slow 1 mile hike that explores lower Limpia Canyon in our Primitive Area. We’ll go birding, ID plants, and more. Bring water, dress for the weather and grab your binoculars! (1.5 – 2 hrs, park admission $6 per adult, children 12 and under free)

Birding in the Blind. Oct 7, 9 a.m. Davis Mountains State Park’s Wildlife Viewing Area. Join Park Hosts and experienced birders Steve and Sue and let’s figure out what’s flying by! You just might discover a new hobby! Binoculars recommended. (1 hr, park admission $6 per adult, children 12 and under free)

Did you know..... The Kokernot Lodge in Alpine Texas is located on a historic site called Burgess' Water Hole? Legend ha...
08/10/2018

Did you know..... The Kokernot Lodge in Alpine Texas is located on a historic site called Burgess' Water Hole? Legend has it that the spring was visited by early explorers including Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and Antonio de Espejo. This location, by the way, is where the Wings Over Alpine portion of Wild West Bird Fest happens. Live raptor shows, 3 times a day on both days October 6 & 7.
Read more here about Burgess' Water Hole. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rpk02

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May detour to Alpine for a few hours to check on local bird locations in Big Bend, Terlingua and Alpine
Wonderful. My two little dudes were in awe. As was I. Though, more with the profound dialogue. Thank you.
what a wonderful show. such beautiful birds. just amazing that they can be trained like that. thanks!