The world’s smallest owl is a swift, acrobatic hunter whose victims never hear it coming.
They flock to our state every winter and are a joy to watch.
Short-eared owls are disappearing along with the Texas prairie. But for now, they’re putting on a show outside Manor.
Folks are flocking to Corpus Christi to see the little yellow flier, which may have blown 2,600 miles off-course in a storm.
The seaside town is also a great place to catch redfish, watch dolphins, and stay in a snazzy new bungalow.
Fewer than 200 of the birds remain in the wild. Every spring, they put on a vibrant mating display.
The majestic birds nest only in houses built by human “landlords.”
The tiniest of Texas birds are also some of the most marvelous, reaching speeds of up to fifty miles per hour.
Each winter, a wildlife sanctuary near the Panhandle hosts one of the world’s largest gatherings of these beautiful birds.
One of our most important TCR stories involved a surprise encounter with an early advocate of whooping crane conservation efforts.
The 1930s estate in McAllen is home to a fifteen-acre wildlife sanctuary that invites visitors to foster conservation corridors in their own backyards.
Chris DuCharme is self-taught, armed with a telephoto lens and words of encouragement from his late wife.
After taking her thousands of miles across 48 states, Tiffany Kersten’s adventure led her right back home.
The elusive bat falcon, the raucous chachalaca, and the luminous violet-crowned hummingbird belong on your life list.
When she began her year-long bird-spotting adventure, Tiffany Kersten was lost and lonely. She ended up achieving a major milestone—and finding her way.
Tiffany Kersten saw 726 species in 48 states, setting a new record for the mind-boggling achievement birders call a Big Year.
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.
You don’t have to go to the country or the zoo to see wild animals; there are lizards in downtown buildings, gators in the creeks, and deer in the parking lots.
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.