Texas is home to a variety of beautiful native birds, as well as many other feathered friends who grant us a splash of color and magic as they pass through each year. On our birding page, you can find birding magazine articles, birding videos, birding checklists and more.
From Our Pages: Birding Articles
No other bird is made to survive in trees quite like a woodpecker.
Find out which species are coming to your feeder.
You don't have to put away your hummingbird feeder.
Bird watchers brave the cold to tally species for the Christmas Bird Count.
It's never too cold to enjoy birding in Texas.
Breeding program restocks chicks in a battle to bring Attwater's back from the brink.
Our state ornithologist answers, 'Why do birds do that?'
Follow these tips to photograph birds like a pro. read more
The Valley embraces its population of red-crowned parrots. read more
Texas’ eight border-turns offer habitat diversity and birds galore. read more
Fort Davis opens gates to hummer heaven every fall. read more
Treasured male painted buntings sport riotous plumage. read more
Hold your nose and offer up praise for the much-maligned but most worthy vulture. read more
Beach-nesting birds need our help to protect their young. read more
Celebrating avian protection on the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Convention. read more
The pleasures of passing along a passion for birds. read more
Birding Classic road trip unites family members in a quest for togetherness and a bunch of birds. read more
Field guides and apps enrich any birder's outing, no matter the skill level. read more
There are plenty of lovely avian contenders for the list. read more
A short starter list for those who long to put a name with a beak. read more
Birding on the coast with experts proves transformational for two rookies. read more
Unlocking the secrets of a songbird’s amazing journey. read more
Connie Hagar pioneered scientific observation in "birdy" Rockport. read more
Two Texas birders find high adventure in their quests to see most of the world’s avian species. read more
Longtime columnist Phyllis Yochem carries on newspaper’s birding legacy. read more
Delighting birders, rare ‘star’ vagrants travel through Texas each year. read more
Keeping eyes on the sky in Corpus Christi. read more
The Great Texas Birding Classic goes statewide this year. read more
Careful planting will entice hummingbirds to hang out at your house. read more
It’s no secret that feather-friendly Texas, where more than 600 bird species have been recorded, boasts a plethora of productive birding destinations. But two coastal cities rank crown and scapulars above the nation’s other birding hotbeds, earning titles of “America’s Birdiest City.” read more
Don’t be fooled by their drab looks — wrens boast busybody energy and beautiful songs. read more
Bird by Bird: a look at Texas bird species
Birding on TPWD video
Basics of Birding
With more species than any other state, Texas has birds that are as varied and colorful as its people. We'll show you where to see them.
Guarding the Nest
When birds are nesting on islands along the Texas coast, people need to keep their distance and avoid disturbing them.
Lesser prairie-chicken populations have steadily declined. Wildlife biologists are counting on private landowners for help.
Wintering whooping cranes on the Texas coast, foraging and whooping.