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 Bolivar Peninsula is for the birds. Literally.
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-lac We imagine that a lot of people
Victor Emanuel describes what he likes about these beautiful birds that can be found in Texas.