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Keep Your Eyes on the Skies: Hawk Watch at Smith Point Gets Underway

Keep Your Eyes on the Skies: Hawk Watch at Smith Point Gets Underway

ground. This method, called “streaming out,” takes the birds down to Smith Point peninsula. Many birds, like the broad-winged hawk,…

Rio Grande Valley Birder Tiffany Kersten Set a ‘Big Year’ Record

Rio Grande Valley Birder Tiffany Kersten Set a ‘Big Year’ Record

…parking lot of Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco. A spirited symphony of birdsong filled the tropical summer air…

Loud and Invasive, the Monk Parakeet Charmed Its Way Into Texas Almost 50 Years Ago

Loud and Invasive, the Monk Parakeet Charmed Its Way Into Texas Almost 50 Years Ago

…northern and central Argentina. But the birds have also carved out a niche of their own in the Texas landscape….

Whirring Dervishes

Whirring Dervishes

…There are clubs devoted to hummingbirds, state programs developed to keep track of hummingbirds and the people who feed them,…

An Ode to the Native Chile Pequin, the ‘Mother of All Peppers’

An Ode to the Native Chile Pequin, the ‘Mother of All Peppers’

…to the various birds, especially mockingbirds, that help disperse its seeds. Unlike humans and other mammals, birds lack the capsaicin…

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

…of birds who eat the seeds in the gardens and lawns of homes, the plant quickly grows and overtakes a…

Attwater’s Prairie-Chickens

Attwater’s Prairie-Chickens

…to west of Corpus Christi, up to a million of these birds, a subspecies of the extinct heath hen, once…

A Coastal Charmer—Rockport

A Coastal Charmer—Rockport

…all birds, the other to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The gardens demonstrate to visitors how they can turn their own…

Roma Bluffs Birding Center Draws birders and history buffs

Roma Bluffs Birding Center Draws birders and history buffs

…vital migratory pathway and stopover for millions of songbirds, raptors, shorebirds, and waterfowl,” she says. “It acts like a pinch…

Where the Birds Are

Where the Birds Are

…hummingbirds. “We have a lot of birds here—about 135 species. My favorite is the painted bunting,” she says, referring to…

Eco-Fest and Butterfly Release

…full bloom and view baby birds in their nests on Ruby Lake. Strolls through the garden provide relaxing escapes from…

Eco-Fest and Butterfly Release

…full bloom and view baby birds in their nests on Ruby Lake. Strolls through the garden provide relaxing escapes from…

Eco-Fest and Butterfly Release

…full bloom and view baby birds in their nests on Ruby Lake. Strolls through the garden provide relaxing escapes from…

Eco-Fest and Butterfly Release

…full bloom and view baby birds in their nests on Ruby Lake. Strolls through the garden provide relaxing escapes from…

Eco-Fest and Butterfly Release

…full bloom and view baby birds in their nests on Ruby Lake. Strolls through the garden provide relaxing escapes from…

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