Texas has a wide variety of geographic regions in which visitors can bird. Each of these regions has its own unique "list" of species, many of which can be found nowhere else. When taken together, Texas offers visitors an opportunity to spot literally hundreds of bird species.
Located in the bird-rich Rio Grande Valley, the World Birding Center is comprised of nine sites from South Padre Island to Roma. Besides offering visitors a variety of species in various settings, the WBC has a wealth of information for birders visiting Texas.
Developed by Texas Parks and Wildlife, this unique birding trail takes birders from the Rio Grande to Sabine Pass, crossing through 43 counties along the way. Broken into three sections (Upper, Middle, and Lower Coast) this trail boasts over 300 viewing sites and hundreds of avian species.
Famous as a winter home for whooping cranes, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge also is home to over 390 other bird species, as well as deer, bobcats, javelinas, alligators and more.
The Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area/State Park is a joint effort between USFWS and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Matagorda Island Wildife Management Area/State Park is accessible by boat - either private or via the state park ferry.
Covering nearly 100,000 acres, Big Thicket National Preserve was the first such preserve in the United States. The Big Thicket NP is home to a diverse group of plants and animals and plays host to thousands of nature enthusiasts annually.
Located a short drive from South Padre Island, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge boasts half a dozen trails on which visitors can view an amazing variety of bird and animal life. As the seasons change, so do the birds which can be found passing through Laguna Atascosa.