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Camp Swift
Texas Army National Guard


Texas Army National Guard Camp Swift

Camp Swift, established in 1942 as a major combat infantry training area for WWII, is now a Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG) training site. Training activities conducted at Camp Swift include basic infantry skills, tank maneuvers, combat engineering skills, helicopter operations, small arms and crew-served weapons firing, personnel/cargo air drops, and demolition. Camp Swift's 11,740 acres, located in north central Bastrop County on State Highway 95, are primarily in the Oak Woods (Post Oak/Blackjack Oak) and Prairies natural region and at the northern edge of and area known locally as "Lost Pines". Topography is rolling, with elevations ranging from roughly 400 to 600 feet. Surface water is limited, but includes 56 miles of perennial and intermittent streams, 39 small ponds and 31 small, mostly ephemeral, winter wetlands.

A comprehensive Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan for Camp Swift is being developed by TXARNG's Environmental Resources Management Branch (ERMB). The goal is to return lands to their original sustainable condition by use of prescribed-burns and restoration of native plant species. TXARNG has sponsored the "Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship" program at Camp Bowie, Camp Swift and Fort Hood. ERMB uses a geographic information system to review each proposed field training exercise for potential impacts on the environment. Recommendations are made on ways to accomplish training missions while minimizing damage to natural resources. For further information, contact ERMB at 512-465-5001 x6035.


Legend

Abundant -- 1
Common -- 2
Uncommon -- 3
Rare -- 4
Very Rare -- 5


Species HERONS AND BITTERNS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Great Blue Heron |444|444|444|444|444|444|333|333|333|444|444|444| Great Egret |444|444|444|444|444|444|443|333|333|334|444|444| Little Blue Heron |---|---|---|---|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---| Cattle Egret |---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---| Green Heron |---|---|---|322|222|222|222|222|222|344|444|444|
VULTURES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Black Vulture |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Turkey Vulture |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
DUCKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Wood Duck |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
KITES, EAGLES AND HAWKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| White-tailed Kite |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Northern Harrier |333|333|333|444|---|---|---|444|444|433|333|333| Red-shouldered Hawk |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| Red-tailed Hawk |222|222|222|333|333|333|333|333|333|332|222|222|
FALCONS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Crested Caracara |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333| American Kestrel |222|222|222|234|---|---|---|---|433|333|222|222|
PTARMIGANS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Wild Turkey |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Northern Bobwhite |444|444|444|333|222|222|222|223|333|444|444|444|
GULLS AND TERNS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Franklin's Gull |---|---|--4|333|333|444|---|---|---|---|---|---|
DOVES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Rock Dove |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Mourning Dove |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Inca Dove |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Common Ground Dove |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
CUCKOOS AND ANIS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Yellow-billed Cuckoo |---|---|---|-44|444|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---| Greater Roadrunner |333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|333|
OWLS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Eastern Screech-Owl |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444| Barred Owl |555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|
NIGHTHAWKS AND NIGHTJARS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Common Nighthawk |---|---|---|433|222|222|222|222|333|444|444|44-| Chuck-will's-widow |---|---|---|433|333|333|344|444|4--|---|---|---|
SWIFTS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Chimney Swift |---|---|443|111|111|111|111|111|111|233|---|---|
HUMMINGBIRDS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Ruby-throated Hummingbird |---|---|--4|432|222|222|222|222|223|344|---|---| Black-chinned Hummingbird |---|---|433|222|222|222|222|222|333|4--|---|---|
WOODPECKERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-bellied Woodpecker |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Yellow-bellied Sapsucker |333|333|344|---|---|---|---|---|---|333|333|333| Ladder-backed Woodpecker |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Downy Woodpecker |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Northern Flicker |222|222|222|---|---|---|---|---|---|222|222|222| Pileated Woodpecker |555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|
FLYCATCHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Olive-sided Flycatcher |---|---|---|555|555|---|---|555|555|555|---|---| Eastern Wood-Pewee |---|---|---|--4|444|---|---|444|444|---|---|---| Yellow-bellied Flycatcher |333|333|344|---|---|---|---|---|---|333|333|333| Acadian Flycatcher |---|---|---|--4|444|444|444|444|44-|---|---|---| Traill's-type Flycatcher |---|---|---|--4|334|---|---|-43|334|---|---|---| Least Flycatcher |---|---|---|--4|444|4--|--4|444|444|44-|---|---| Eastern Phoebe |222|222|223|333|333|333|333|333|333|222|222|222| Great Crested Flycatcher |---|---|---|432|222|222|222|222|223|4--|---|---| Eastern Kingbird |---|---|---|432|222|222|222|222|223|4--|---|---| Scissor-tailed Flycatcher |---|---|-43|222|222|222|222|222|222|223|444|4--|
SHRIKES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Loggerhead Shrike |222|222|222|222|233|333|333|332|222|222|222|222|
VIREOS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| White-eyed Vireo |---|---|442|222|222|222|222|222|224|---|---|---| Red-eyed Vireo |---|---|---|433|333|333|333|333|334|4--|---|---|
JAYS AND CROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Blue Jay |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| American Crow |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Common Raven |444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|444|
SWALLOWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Purple Martin |---|-43|322|222|222|222|221|123|4--|---|---|---| Barn Swallow |---|--4|443|222|222|222|222|222|222|334|44-|---|
CHICKADEES AND TITMICE |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Carolina Chickadee |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Tufted Titmouse, Black-crested |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
WRENS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Carolina Wren |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Bewick's Wren |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Winter Wren |444|44-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444|
THRUSHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Ruby-crowned Kinglet |222|222|222|23-|---|---|---|---|--3|332|222|222| Blue-gray Gnatcatcher |---|---|433|334|---|---|---|-43|333|34-|---|---| Eastern Bluebird |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Swainson's Thrush |---|---|---|-43|344|4--|---|---|---|---|---|---| Hermit Thrush |333|333|333|444|---|---|---|---|---|--4|333|333| Wood Thrush |---|---|---|555|55-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| American Robin |222|222|233|444|444|444|444|444|444|443|222|222|
THRASHERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Gray Catbird |---|---|---|443|34-|---|---|---|433|334|---|---| Northern Mockingbird |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|
STARLINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| European Starling |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|
WAXWINGS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Cedar Waxwing |222|222|222|222|22-|---|---|---|---|---|---|-22|
WARBLERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Blue-winged Warbler |---|---|---|555|555|---|---|-55|55-|---|---|---| Golden-winged Warbler |---|---|---|---|44-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---| Orange-crowned Warbler |333|333|333|333|44-|---|---|--4|444|333|333|333| Nashville Warbler |---|---|444|333|444|---|---|--4|44-|---|---|---| Northern Parula |---|---|444|444|---|---|---|--5|5--|---|---|---| Yellow Warbler |---|---|---|-44|224|4--|---|433|333|4--|---|---| Magnolia Warbler |---|---|---|--4|334|---|---|---|444|444|---|---| Yellow-rumped Warbler |222|222|222|234|4--|---|---|---|---|432|222|222| Black-and-White Warbler |---|---|433|333|334|444|444|444|333|444|444|444| American Redstart |---|---|---|--4|334|---|---|---|444|---|---|---| Swainson's Warbler |---|---|---|--4|444|444|4--|---|---|---|---|---| Ovenbird |---|---|---|555|555|---|---|--5|5--|---|---|---| Kentucky Warbler |---|---|---|-44|444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|---| Mourning Warbler |---|---|---|444|444|---|---|--4|444|4--|---|---| Common Yellowthroat |333|333|333|332|224|---|---|---|444|233|333|333| Hooded Warbler |---|---|---|---|444|444|44-|---|444|---|---|---| Canada Warbler |---|---|---|---|44-|---|---|--4|444|---|---|---| Yellow-breasted Chat |---|---|---|433|333|333|444|444|444|444|---|---|
TANAGERS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Summer Tanager |---|---|---|443|333|333|333|333|334|444|---|---| Scarlet Tanager |---|---|---|-44|4--|---|---|---|555|55-|---|---|
SPARROWS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Spotted Towhee |222|222|222|234|---|---|---|---|---|433|333|222| Field Sparrow |222|222|222|233|333|333|333|333|333|333|322|222| Vesper Sparrow |222|222|222|223|4--|---|---|---|---|432|222|222| Savannah Sparrow |222|222|222|222|4--|---|---|---|---|442|222|222| Song Sparrow |333|333|222|222|---|---|---|---|---|--4|333|333| Lincoln's Sparrow |333|333|333|333|344|---|---|---|--4|333|333|333| White-crowned Sparrow |222|222|222|222|34-|---|---|---|---|444|322|222| Dark-eyed Junco |222|222|234|444|---|---|---|---|---|--4|333|222|
CARDINALS AND GROSBEAKS |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Northern Cardinal |111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111|111| Indigo Bunting |---|---|---|443|333|333|333|334|444|444|4--|---| Painted Bunting |444|444|44-|---|---|---|---|---|---|--4|444|444| Dickcissel |---|---|---|432|123|333|333|444|444|---|---|---|
BLACKBIRDS AND ORIOLES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Red-winged Blackbird |444|444|444|443|333|333|334|444|444|444|444|444| Eastern Meadowlark |222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222|222| Brown-headed Cowbird |222|222|222|223|333|333|333|333|222|222|222|222|
FINCHES |Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov|Dec| Lesser Goldfinch |555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|555|

The U.S. Army and Partners in Flight are cooperating on an international program to promote conservation of resident and Neotropical migratory birds. For information, visit http://www.dodpif.org or call Department of Defense Partners in Flight at 540-253-5675.
This resource is based on the following source:
Department of Defense. No date. Checklist of Birds, Texas Army National 
     Guard, Camp Swift. Department of Defense. Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
Department of Defense. No date. Checklist of Birds, Texas Army National 
     Guard, Camp Swift. Department of Defense. Unpaginated.  Jamestown, 
     ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govr4/campswif.htm 
     (Version 08JUN00)

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