birds

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.


Flocks of birds or schools of fish often group together in massive numbers, and move as though they are a single organism with one brain.

The behavior is called a murmuration, and scientists are trying to figure out how — and why — the animals do it.

Texas Parks and Wildlife

With whistles and "whoops" Mark Lange is calling to and directing Ira one of his bird dogs. Ira is a brown and white German short haired pointer. She is happily romping through the tall South Texas grass searching for a covey of Bobwhite quail. But this is a different kind of bird hunt Lange is Texas Parks and Wildlife Biologist 

“She a little close running dog and she won’t range out too far,” said Lange.