Birding Texas

The second-largest U.S. state boasts a whopping 639 bird species, and perhaps the hottest birding hot spot in North America: The Rio Grande Valley. In South Texas, you can expect to see many species at the northern limits of their global range. Birding is likely to be better than good anywhere along the state’s southern border, but head north, and you’ll find plenty of other hot spots, too. From the Davis Mountains and the basin and range area in the west, to the lowlands leading to the Gulf Coast, to the Piney Woods of the East, and the Great Plains of Central Texas—with that kind of habitat diversity, it’s no wonder the state attracts such a Texas-size number of bird species.

  • Texas Birding & Nature Festivals

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BWD Festival Finder

During the peak of bird migration, there's nothing more exciting than attending a birding festival. The birds are spectacular and the people are great. If you haven't tried a festival yet, this is a must-do for next season! Use BWD's Birding and Nature Festival Finder to help you select from the many available in special areas all over the country.
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  • Texas Birding Hotspots

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Bachman's sparrow by Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren / Wikimedia

Birding State Parks in Texas

BWD contributor Angela Minor is on a mission to find the best birding in Texas' state parks! Find her recommendations for birding—and more—at state parks across the state.
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