Birding/Wildlife

Many of you are interested in birding while in Texas. The Lone Star State is home to many birding sites, including the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. If you’re lucky it’s possible that you might catch the early migration of the Whooping Cranes. There are other areas to see a wide variety of birds, including Roseate Spoonbills, Least Grebes, Reddish Egrets, Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks, Bitterns and Rails. If you are willing to travel several hours up the Texas coast near Galveston, or down the coast near Brownsville, you can visit the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, High Island (featured in the movie Big Year), Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary, and the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. You can even cover the state and follow the Great Texas Wildlife Trails.

Please check with the organization or facility for hours and the birds that might be around. Bring your binoculars!