Category Archives: Texas birding

Winter Trip Plans

We are planning to stay at one place this winter for about six weeks since we’ll be returning early to go on a birding trip in late March. We have reservations in the Rio Grande Valley at a funky little … Continue reading

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Peeps

While staying at Galveston Beach State Park on the way home, we walked the beach several times seeing hundreds of shorebirds — mostly peeps — but a number of Ruddy Turnstones, Willets, and Laughing Gulls as well. ┬áHere are some … Continue reading

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Thursday-Friday Birds

Rather than stress out over RV issues, we are focusing on some nice birds here in the Rockport area. Today on the bird walk, we saw 40 species including several terns. Carrot beak – Caspian? Sitting in our campsite mid-day, … Continue reading

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Desert Birds

Two of our last camping stops have been at Texas state parks (Seminole Canyon and Davis Mountain) with a nice variety of desert birds. Here are some that we saw starting with a Cactus Wren. A House Finch (not really … Continue reading

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Some Birds From Salenino

I first wrote about Salineno, Texas a few years ago and my recent visits to this wonderful site were just as satisfying. It is easy to see, as you sit in lawn chairs watching colorful birds flock to the feeders, … Continue reading

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Reds

We are at Falcon Lake State Park, just across the Rio Grande from Mexico, and on the first evening were greeted with this splendid sunset – and have had several more since. The birds here are wonderful. The Northern Cardinals, … Continue reading

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Farewell to Goose Island

After a nice eight day stay, we bid adios to Goose Island State Park where we had enjoyed camping amongst the bird-filled oaks and seeing nearly 100 different bird species. We sampled some of the cuisine, hit some birding hotspots, … Continue reading

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More Port A Birds

We had just stepped on to the boardwalk at the Port Aransas Birding Center when these two birds greeted us: a Snowy Egret and a Tri-colored Heron side by side. Just ahead, a Green Heron posed and then did a … Continue reading

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Feet

The Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center at the Port Aransas Wastewater Treament Facility is one of the hotspots along the Texas coast. Not only are the birds plentiful, they are accustomed to visitors and allow pretty close access. So these amazing … Continue reading

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Companions

While I record each species we see and use eBird to track birds as we travel, my birding partner is more interested in "slow birding" – taking time to "smell the flowers" – to mix metaphors. It’s got me seeing … Continue reading

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