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Birding Resources

Nature Organizations

  • The American Bird Conservancy has prepared a map linking 500 Globally Important Bird Areas, grouped by state. It also provides a field guide to the birds of each site, in partnership with

  • Site contains publications, programs, and birder resources.

  • Information about National Audubon activities and priorities, as well as a list of chapters by state

  • Texas state program of the National Audubon Society.

  • Mini-magazines on birding published by the White Oak Bayou Association

  • Free international bird video site, similar to YouTube.

  • Information about Chambers County outdoors activities.

  • The Coastal Prairie Conservancy, formerly the Katy Prairie Conservancy, works to sustain a resilient Texas by preserving coastal prairies, wetlands, and farms.

  • Programs, publications, online field guide.

  • Nationwide checklist and database sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.

  • Database for Texas bird sightings, sponsored by the World Birding Center.

  • Online nature guides and information provided by the National Wildlife Federation.

  • Located in Lake Jackson. Founded in 1993 to protect birds and improve their habitat along the entire Gulf Coast. Educational programs.

  • Nonprofit organization committed to preserving the ecological treasures of Houston and its surrounding 24 counties.

  • Sponsors numerous activities for birders including monthly meetings, field trips, newsletter and Christmas Counts.

  • Site created by Cin-ty Lee of Rice University. Excellent resource for shorebirds and their identification on the Upper Texas Coast.

  • Nonprofit group founded in 1981. Activities for birders and those interested in nature and the environment. Monthly meetings, field trips, newsletter and Christmas Counts.

  • Excellent resource for the fauna and flora of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and wildlife watching information.

  • Statewide organization with biennial meetings, field trips, workshops and conferences. Publishes Texas Birds magazine, Texas checklist and other publications.

  • Includes extensive resources on Texas wildlife and state parks. Special sections for kids.

  • Email discussion list and information source for Texas birds and birding.

  • Developed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Trail is divided into 3 regions: Upper Texas Coast, Central Texas Coast and Lower Texas Coast. Online maps are available.

  • Displays of migration maps for different regions of the United States, with data on migration stopover areas and forecasts of migration patterns.

  • Online birding and virtual tours.

  • Information about observing Whooping Cranes available on this Rockport-Fulton official site.