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Making Music with Birds in Marfa

Making Music with Birds in Marfa

Some of the world’s best musicians are small and feathered, and many regularly perform in Texas.

Rockport-Fulton’s HummerBird Celebration Welcomes Migrating Hummingbirds

Rockport-Fulton’s HummerBird Celebration Welcomes Migrating Hummingbirds

Coinciding with the hummingbirds’ southward migration, the festival features birding lectures, tours, banding demonstrations, workshops, and photography clinics—as well as the opportunity to visit the yards of Rockport-Fulton homes where the owners hang feeders to attract the birds.

At Frio Cave, See Bats, Birds, and Beetles—Oh My!

At Frio Cave, See Bats, Birds, and Beetles—Oh My!

Each summer, 10 to 12 million Mexican free-tailed bats roost in this cave, making it the second-largest single-mammal colony in the world. The bats spend their winters in Mexico, and each spring, they migrate to Texas to establish “maternity” colonies. The females stay from about March through October and give birth to their babies in mid-June.

A Cancer Survivor on the Healing Nature of Birds

A Cancer Survivor on the Healing Nature of Birds

The first time I encountered whooping cranes, my wife and I were stationed on an observation tower on the dry section of Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, the winter home of the last naturally migrating flock of whooping cranes in existence. A family of three plus another pair of adults grazed in the bay waters offshore, too far to see with the naked eye. A spotting scope borrowed from a kind stranger nearby made all the difference.

Biking with Birds

Biking with Birds

Not a half-hour into my daylong adventure, in the middle of a prairie of sea lavender and leatherleaf, I stopped my bike in wonder. A few dozen yards from the pavement, dozens of sandhill cranes comingled with a flock of ivory snow geese, completely ignoring my entrance into this unspoiled coastal scene.

Hummingbirds at home?

Hummingbirds at home?

Our recent piece on Quinta Mazatlan in McAllen (May 2015) described how the beautiful and tranquil hummingbird garden on the mansion’s grounds inspired the author’s family to start their own hummingbird garden.

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

As soon as he sees the boardwalk, my four-year-old son Benjamin Byrd—“Byrdie” for short—takes off at a sprint, binoculars jiggling around his neck, while his sister Ana waddles behind him as fast as her two-year-old legs will carry her.

Where the Birds Are

Where the Birds Are

At the Hummer House B&B on the Brown Ranch, near  Christoval, if you snooze, you lose.

Editor’s Note: A Coastal Carol

Editor’s Note: A Coastal Carol

Like many acclaimed authors before him, Edward Carey found that moving away from his homeland gifted him the freedom to write about it in a way he wouldn’t have been able to otherwise.

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