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Flock to Brazos State Park for Birdwatching this Fall

October 11, 2023 | By Melissa Gaskill

The Texas State Parks system marks its 100th anniversary this year. With 89 parks, natural areas, and historic sites to choose from, visitors can experience all kinds of outdoor activities.

Spend the Last Days of Summer at Sea Rim State Park

September 20, 2023 | By Melissa Gaskill

The Texas State Parks system marks its 100th anniversary this year. With 89 parks, natural areas, and historic sites to choose from, visitors can experience all kinds of outdoor activities.

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

April 19, 2022 | By John Nova Lomax

If you live along the coast or in any of the big metros of the Texas Triangle, you have seen or at least heard the cries of a monk parakeet.

My Secret Coast

May 10, 2017 | By Susan L. Ebert

No coastal highway passes through Matagorda. But when you follow Texas 60 south from Bay City to its terminus where the Colorado River empties into the Matagorda Bay, prepare to be beguiled.

National Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird Count

November 7, 2016 | By

 
The holiday season includes a multitude of traditional activities, but one that some people may not be familiar with is the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count.

Birding Basics

March 21, 2016 | By Lois Rodriguez

She’s been at the helm of the Great Texas Birding Classic for 18 of its 20 years, but the passion behind it all has not waned for Shelly Plante, Nature Tourism Manager for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

A State of Great Migration

March 14, 2014 | By Elaine Robbins

In spring and fall, great armies of birds migrate across Texas skies. Millions pass through on long-distance journeys between their northern breeding grounds and their winter homes in Central and South America. Others winter right here in Texas’ relatively warm climate. Of Texas’ 639 species of birds, more than two-thirds are migrants.

Whirring Dervishes

August 3, 2010 | By Clifford E. Shackelford, Madge M. Lindsay, and C. Mark Klym

Hummingbirds are among the most fascinating creatures in the natural world. Although some other species of birds are able to hover, none do it with the masterful ability of a hummingbird.

The Bird Lady of Rockport

October 21, 2009 | By

“I want to make a confession,” announced the esteemed naturalist Roy Bedichek to the diminutive queen of Texas birdwatchers, Connie Hagar, one crisp October day in 1945. 

Great Texas Birding Classic: Birding’s Super Bowl

February 1, 2009 | By Melissa Gaskill

Somewhere in the Piney Woods north of Beaumont, a 12-passenger van barrels down the road. Mud splatters cover its windshield and dirt cakes its sides.

The March 2024 cover of Texas Highways Magazine

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