Tiffany Kersten saw 726 species in 48 states, setting a new record for the mind-boggling achievement birders call a Big Year.
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
His new book traces the evolution of caracaras—a strange and beautiful type of falcon.
Crested caracaras used to range no farther north than Texas’s southern tip, but now they’re expanding across the state—perhaps because of climate change and habitat loss.
A pair of Austin birders think it’s time to replace the Northern mockingbird with something more . . . Texas-y.
The fierce black birds have been terrorizing the UT campus. But that’s nothing new.
The Bolivar Peninsula is for the birds. Literally.
Birding excursions and events around the state.
The Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is a world-class site for birding and . . . ocelotting?
A Pflugerville man learns you that if it dies on your property it isn't free to eat.
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.
The senior editor on embracing enthusiasm, going birding with Victor Emanuel, and wading through tall grass.
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
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
Victor Emanuel describes what he likes about these beautiful birds that can be found in Texas.
Birds resemble art in more ways than one, especially when they force us to address questions of ineffable provenance.
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.