Texas is one of the top birding destinations of the world. Whether you are a birder, a wildlife enthusiast, or just ready to discover the wildlife Texas has to offer, we have a map that makes it easy for you. These driving trails will direct you to the best spots in the state to observe wildlife such as birds, butterflies, bats or pronghorns.



National Audubon Society

Northeast Texas Field Ornithologists

This site promotes observation, study, appreciation and conservation of birds through discovery and dissemination of knowledge about birds, particularly in the Northeast Texas area.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

This Cornell bird identification website is a good general purpose identifier with basic species information and songs. I particularly like to click the "related species" link for a bird and get the nice columnar list of related birds with sound files Home of the Great Backyard Bird Count.  Participate in citizen science research projects.  Great overall bird info resource.

Great source for recreational birders. The ABA encourages birders to apply their skills to help conserve birds and their habitats.


Rehabilitators by County

Protected Wildlife Species

Cross Timbers Wildlife Rehab

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

Blackland Prairie Raptor Center

Texas Raptor Centers





Birding in Texas

Find a park, learn about the nature centers and upcoming programs and events.

Top 200 Birding Hotspots by state

East Texas Chapter Master Naturalist

Texas Ornithological Society

This site promotes the discovery and dissemination of knowledge of birds; to encourage specifically the observation, study and conservation of birds in Texas

Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Texas Critters TPWD guide to game animals, gamebirds, fur bearers, and other wildlife of Texas



East Texas Camera Club

FirstLight Tours Photography Workshops and Photo Tours

KingBirdFeeders - Birding supplies, binoculars & Scopes

Lost Creek Birding Supplies and Garden decor



Secret lives of Animals