October 1, 2021

Experience Fall in Uvalde County

Fall is in the air and a retreat to Uvalde County, TX is the perfect way to celebrate the season. From heading down to the river banks, to reaching new heights on an adventurous hike, there is plenty of untouched nature to explore and fun to be had for all

Feature |
January 21, 2013

The Birdman of Texas

Victor Emanuel can find you a hooded warbler, a horned guan, or maybe even an Eskimo curlew. But his real genius is that he can get you to really look at a grackle.

Web Exclusive |
January 21, 2013

A Q&A With Katy Vine

The senior editor on embracing enthusiasm, going birding with Victor Emanuel, and wading through tall grass.

The Wanderer |
August 27, 2012

Marathon: Get Outta Town

For many travelers, this far West Texas town is a last-chance pit stop before heading south to brave the wilds of Big Bend National Park. But, this past spring, after driving 407 miles (that’s roughly 7 hours and 143 country songs) from Austin to

Feature |
May 31, 2011

Bentsen–Rio Grande

Where it is: 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr., MissionWhat you’ll do: Look at birds. Eat. Look at birds. Sleep. Look at birdsWhere you’ll sleep: Book a spot at a local RV parkWhat you’ll learn: Chachalacas are named for their call, a rowdy cha-cha-lacWe imagine that a lot of people visit

Critters |
March 31, 1974


Forget your Dallas cowboys and your Houston Astros. Texas’ real champions count birds once a year at freeport. They’re not bird watchers, they’re birders. And therein lies a tail.