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Category:Texas - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by HelenB
View towards the Chisos Mountains, from Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park, West Texas, April 2003. This photo was taken during a drought period when the Rio Grande had almost dried up in some areas


Photo © by HelenB
Creekfield Lake at Brazos Bend State Park, 25 miles south of Houston, Texas, April 2010

Texas is a large state and is situated on the Central Flyway - a major migratory route to and from South and Central America. It has about 615 species of birds on its state list and 54% of them are Nearctic-Neotropical migratory birds. Another reason why there is such a diversity of birds in Texas, is because it has several different habitat regions, from the Chihuahuan Desert in the west to the Piney Woods in the east and from the Panhandle Plains in the north to the Gulf Coast lowlands in the south.

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Notable Species

Colima Warbler in Big Bend National Park, the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo in the Texas Hill Country, Green Jay and Plain Chachalaca in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the endangered Whooping Cranes in the Aransas NWR on the Gulf Coast.


Photo © by HelenB
Caddo Lake, NE Texas, June 1999

eBird checklist for the entire state of Texas

Site Information

Areas of Interest

See suggestions in External Links below.

Access and Facilities

Green Jay - a speciality of southwest Texas
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Laguna Atascosa NWR, South Texas, October 2009

Most State Parks, National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges have visitor centers, except for the small or remote ones. There are also many sanctuaries and reserves owned by Audubon Societies throughout Texas. Check out the Articles in category "Texas" list below.

Contact Details

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
Tel: (512) 389-4800 | (800) 792-1112

External Links

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