birding sites in

south texas

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A good area for desert species, especially some almost ridiculously tame Roadrunners.

All the sites in this section are treated, in detail and with precise maps and directions, in my book ‘Finding Birds in South Texas’

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Falcon Dam

The first place to aim for, at least in winter, is the trailer park where ‘winter Texans’ set up camp for several months and establish feeding stations which attract birds from the surrounding desert.

If you can find a vacant lot, it’s worth putting out some food of your own. Birds will soon arrive if you stand quietly enough. In winter Pyrrhuloxias are common and a Roadrunner almost ran between the legs of my tripod.

The area around here is more desert-like than areas closer to the coast and therefore attracts a different range of species.