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Enjoy Birding in a Texas State Park PDF Print E-mail
Written by Texas Outdoors   
Sunday, 30 March 2014 14:38

Enjoy Birding in a Texas State Park

 

Summer TanagerDid you know that birding is the most popular sport in the United States? Over 51 million people bird-watch in their backyards, state parks and even at birding competitions! April is a great time to get outdoors with your family, and birding is an activity the whole family can enjoy — even while hiking, biking or picnicking.

Texas has over 630 species of birds (second most species next to California), and Texas state parks are some of the best places to view birds in their native habitat. And many parks host guided bird walks, workshops and other birding events. Visit the calendar to find a birding event near you.

Before you head out, share this "Introduction to Birdwatching" PDF with your family to learn what to look and listen for. You can also download a colorful PDF called "Texas Birds: Introducing Texans to Common Birds" to take with you. And watching this month’s featured video, "Basics of Birding," will give you an overview of what you should bring and what you can expect on your family birding adventure.

Photo: Summer Tanager