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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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