bird watching

Kathy Adams Clark

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.


Texas has 150 million acres of upland habitats – nearly 200 thousand miles of creeks, rivers and streams – over a thousand public lakes and reservoirs – four million acres of bays and estuaries – 18 national wildlife refuges and 100 plus state and national parks. So there’s a lot of opportunities to experience the great outdoors in Texas – but where to begin?

The book “Explore Texas – a nature travel guide” breaks the state down into zones and lays out the top destinations with tips on how to get there and make the most out of your trip.