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Texas Birding

Texas birding is a fine way to pass the time while camping, hiking, or doing just about anything in the great outdoors of Texas. As you look through the bird pictures that I have taken below, you'll find that Texas birding does not exclude any other part of North America, but Texas is where I spend most of my time.

Black Headed Grosbeak (Female)
Black-headed Grosbeak (female)

Since we first began birding Texas, we have found that studying the habitat, food preferences, and migration patterns of each species very interesting. I used to ignore birds when moving about the city, but now I pay attention to them and try to identify each bird that I see.





I have built several bird houses to provide habitat in my back yard, and have a sort of feeding area with a squirrel proof bird feeder, suet, and bird baths. 


Enjoy browsing through my bird pictures.  If you see a bird that you think I have identified incorrectly, please contact us.

You can sort the bird pictures by date, name, city, state or bird family...


American Robin
Date: 2011-10-16
Location: Round Rock, TX
Family: Thrush
American Robin

Tufted Titmouse
Date: 2012-04-28
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Titmice
Tufted Titmouse

Summer Tanager (female)
Date: 2012-04-28
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Tanager
Summer Tanager female

Summer Tanager
Date: 2012-04-28
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Tanager
Summer Tanager

Painted Bunting
Date: 2012-04-28
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Bunting
Painted Bunting

Nashville Warbler
Date: 2012-04-28
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Warbler
Nashville Warbler

White-winged Dove
Date: 2012-04-28
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Dove
White-winged Dove

Indigo Bunting (female)
Date: 2012-04-28
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Bunting
Indigo Bunting female

Chipping Sparrow
Date: 2012-04-28
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow

Scott's Oriole
Date: 2012-04-29
Location: Fort Davis, TX
Family: Oriole
Scotts Oriole

Montezuma Quail
Date: 2012-04-29
Location: Fort Davis, TX
Family: Quail
Montezuma Quail

Black-headed Grosbeak
Date: 2012-04-29
Location: Fort Davis, TX
Family: Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak

Western Scrub-Jay
Date: 2012-05-01
Location: Fort Davis, TX
Family: Jay
Western Scrub-Jay

Black-headed Grosbeak
Date: 2012-05-01
Location: Fort Davis, TX
Family: Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak

Acorn Woodpecker
Date: 2012-05-01
Location: Fort Davis, TX
Family: Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Date: 2012-05-01
Location: Fort Davis, TX
Family: Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Greater Roadrunner
Date: 2012-05-03
Location: Big Bend, TX
Family: Roadrunner
Greater Roadrunner

Indigo Bunting
Date: 2012-05-05
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Bunting
Indigo Bunting

Vermilion Flycatcher
Date: 2012-05-05
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher

Lark Sparrow
Date: 2012-05-05
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Sparrow
Lark Sparrow

Painted Bunting
Date: 2012-05-05
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Bunting
Painted Bunting

Northern Cardinal
Date: 2013-02-04
Location: Round Rock, TX
Family: Cardinal
Northern Cardinal

Pileated Woodpecker
Date: 2013-02-04
Location: Bastrop, TX
Family: Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker

Pine Warbler
Date: 2013-02-04
Location: Bastrop, TX
Family: Warbler
Pine Warbler

Coopers Hawk
Date: 2013-02-22
Location: Round Rock, TX
Family: Hawk
Cooper's Hawk

American Goldfinch
Date: 2013-02-24
Location: Round Rock, TX
Family: Finch
American Goldfinch

American Crow
Date: 2013-03-01
Location: Huntsville, TX
Family: Crow
American Crow

Cedar Waxwing
Date: 2013-03-01
Location: Huntsville, TX
Family: Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

American Tree Sparrow
Date: 2013-03-22
Location: Mexia, TX
Family: Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow

Blue-winged Teal
Date: 2013-03-22
Location: Mexia, TX
Family: Teal
Blue-winged Teal

Barred Owl
Date: 2013-03-22
Location: Mexia, TX
Family: Owl
Barred Owl

White-throated Sparrow
Date: 2013-03-23
Location: Mexia, TX
Family: Sparrow
White Throated Sparrow

Northern Cardinal
Date: 2013-03-23
Location: Mexia, TX
Family: Cardinal
Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal female
Date: 2013-03-23
Location: Mexia, TX
Family: Cardinal
Northern Cardinal female

Red-Winged Blackbird
Date: 2013-04-15
Location: Round Rock, TX
Family: Blackbird
Red-Winged Blackbird

House Sparrow
Date: 2013-04-16
Location: Round Rock, TX
Family: Sparrow
House Sparrow

Canada Goose
Date: 2013-04-19
Location: Buchanan Dam, TX
Family: Goose
Canada Goose

Black-Chinned Hummingbird
Date: 2013-04-22
Location: Round Rock, TX
Family: Hummingbird
Black-Chinned Hummingbird

Carolina Wren
Date: 2013-04-27
Location: Round Rock, TX
Family: Wren
Carolina Wren

Killdeer
Date: 2014-04-15
Location: Mission, TX
Family: Plover
Killdeer

Green Kingfisher
Date: 2014-04-16
Location: Weslaco, TX
Family: Kingfishers
Green Kingfisher

Great Kiskadee
Date: 2014-04-16
Location: Weslaco, TX
Family: Kiskadees
Great Kiskadee

Black-necked Stilt
Date: 2014-04-16
Location: Weslaco, TX
Family: Stilts
Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet
Date: 2014-04-16
Location: Weslaco, TX
Family: Avocets
American Avocet

White-tailed Kite
Date: 2014-04-16
Location: Weslaco, TX
Family: Kites
White-tailed Kite

Dwarf Owl
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: Mission, TX
Family: Owls
Dwarf Owl

Plain Chacalaca
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: Weslaco, TX
Family: Chacalacas
Plain Chacalaca

Indigo Bunting
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Family: Buntings
Indigo Bunting

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Family: Cuckoos
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Osprey
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Family: Ospreys
Osprey

Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Family: Ducks
Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Common Moorhen
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Family: Moorhens
Common Moorhen

Great Blue Heron
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Family: Herons
Great Blue Heron

Tri-colored Heron
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Family: Herons
Tri-colored Heron

American Black Duck
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Family: Ducks
American Black Duck

Great Egret
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Family: Egrets
Great Egret

Roseate Spoonbill
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Family: Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbill

Green Heron
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Family: Herons
Green Heron

American White Ibis
Date: 2014-04-17
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Family: Ibis
American White Ibis

Indigo Bunting
Date: 2014-04-18
Location: Rockport, TX
Family: Buntings
Indigo Bunting

Summer Tanager
Date: 2014-04-19
Location: Rockport, TX
Family: Tanagers
Indigo Bunting

Black and White Warbler
Date: 2014-04-19
Location: Rockport, TX
Family: Warblers
Black and White Warbler

Gray Catbird
Date: 2014-04-19
Location: Rockport, TX
Family: Catbirds
Gray Catbird

Brown Pelican
Date: 2014-04-19
Location: Rockport, TX
Family: Pelicans
Brown Pelican

Ring-billed Gull
Date: 2014-04-19
Location: Rockport, TX
Family: Gulls
Ring-billed Gull

Laughing Gull
Date: 2014-04-19
Location: Rockport, TX
Family: Gulls
Laughing Gull

Lesser Goldfinch
Date: 2014-04-21
Location: Round Rock, TX
Family: Finch
Lesser Goldfinch

Wild Turkey
Date: 2014-04-21
Location: Three Rivers, TX
Family: Turkeys
Wild Turkey

Brown Thrasher
Date: 2014-04-21
Location: Three Rivers, TX
Family: Thrush
Brown Thrasher

Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Date: 2014-04-21
Location: Mission, TX
Family: Woodpeckers
Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Green Jay
Date: 2014-04-21
Location: Mission, TX
Family: Jays
Green Jay

Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Date: 2014-04-21
Location: Mission, TX
Family: Woodpeckers
Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Clay-colored Robin
Date: 2014-04-21
Location: Mission, TX
Family: Thrushes
Clay-colored Robin

Dark-eyed Junco
Date: 2014-04-21
Location: Mission, TX
Family: Juncos
Dark-eyed Junco

Altimira Oriole
Date: 2014-04-21
Location: Mission, TX
Family: Orioles
Altimira Oriole

Cedar Waxwing
Date: 2015-04-13
Location: Round Rock, TX
Family: Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

House Finch
Date: 2015-04-13
Location: Round Rock, TX
Family: Finch
House Finch

Curve-billed Thrasher
Date: 2015-04-19
Location: Mission, TX
Family: Thrasher
Curve-billed Thrasher

Black Phoebe
Date: 2015-04-19
Location: Mission, TX
Family: Flycatchers
Black Phoebe

Long-billed Dowitcher
Date: 2015-04-21
Location: Weslaco, TX
Family: Sandpipers
Long-billed Dowitcher

Snowy Egret
Date: 2015-04-21
Location: Weslaco, TX
Family: Herons
Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron
Date: 2015-04-21
Location: Weslaco, TX
Family: Herons
Little Blue Heron

Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Date: 2015-04-22
Location: McAllen, TX
Family: Hummingbirds
Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Scarlet Tanager
Date: 2015-04-22
Location: McAllen, TX
Family: Tanagers
Scarlet Tanager

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Date: 2015-04-22
Location: McAllen, TX
Family: Grosbeaks
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Screech Owl
Date: 2015-04-23
Location: Brownsville, TX
Family: Owls
Screech Owl

Common Pauraque
Date: 2015-04-23
Location: Brownsville, TX
Family: Goatsuckers
Common Pauraque

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Date: 2015-04-23
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Family: Hummingbirds
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Sora
Date: 2015-04-23
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Family: Rails
Sora

Yellow Warbler
Date: 2015-04-23
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Family: Warblers
Yellow Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler
Date: 2015-04-24
Location: Rockport, TX
Family: Warblers
Black-throated Green Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat
Date: 2015-04-25
Location: Rockport, TX
Family: Warblers
Yellow-breasted Chat

Eastern Bluebird
Date: 2016-04-02
Location: Austin, TX
Family: Thrushes
Eastern Bluebird

Spotted Towhee
Date: 2016-04-16
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Emberizids
Spotted Towhee

Brown-headed Cowbird
Date: 2016-04-16
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Blackbirds
Brown-headed Cowbird

Phainopepla
Date: 2016-04-18
Location: Fort Davis, TX
Family: Silky-Flycatchers
Phainopepla

Hermit Thrush
Date: 2016-04-18
Location: Fort Davis, TX
Family: Thrushes
Hermit Thrush

Yellow-headed Blackbird
Date: 2016-04-22
Location: Sonora, TX
Family: Blackbirds
Yellow-headed Blackbird

Vermillion Flycatcher
Date: 2016-04-23
Location: Sonora, TX
Family: Flycatchers
Vermillion Flycatcher

Golden-cheeked Warbler
Date: 2016-04-24
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Warblers
Golden-cheeked Warbler

Screech Owl
Date: 2016-09-06
Location: Round Rock, TX
Family: Owls
Screech Owl

Black-chinned Hummingbird
Date: 2016-09-24
Location: Junction, TX
Family: Hummingbirds
Black-chinned Hummingbird





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