Texas is home to more than 400 species of birds, which can be spotted at some of the state's many notable birdwatching sites, along wildlife trails and maybe even in your own backyard.
Also known as birding, the popular hobby is a multimillion dollar economic engine for South Texas, where enthusiasts come from around the world to observe the native fowl.
Whether you're a casual or experienced birdwatcher, these feathered friends can tell us a lot about the world around us.
2018 is considered "The Year of the Bird" to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the passing of key legislation to protect migratory birds in the United States.
What can birds tell us about the health of the ecosystem and how changes to the environment are affecting Texan avifauna?
What is the state of San Antonio's bird population and how do people interact with native species?
- Sara Beesley, director of the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
- Gary Clark, author of the "Book of Texas Birds"
- John Karger, founder, executive director and master falconer at Last Chance Forever Conservancy
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