Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Birding is TP&W’s April Outdoor Activity of the Month

Want to try something new during the month of April? Why not try birding?
Texas Parks and Wildlife says April is a great time to get outdoors with your family, and birding is an activity the whole family can enjoy— even while hiking, biking or picnicking. Texas state parks are some of the best places to view birds, and many host guided bird walks, workshops, and other birding events. Visit the calendar to find a birding event near you.
Before you head out, share Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Introduction to Birding with your family to learn what to look and listen for. You can also download their colorful PDF called “Texas Birds: Introducing Texas to Common Birds” to take with you. And watching this month’s featured video, “Basics of Birding,” will give you an overview of what you should bring, and what you can expect on your family birding adventure.
You can also check out Texas A&M University Press’s many birding books on our subject catalog.
TP&W’s Best Birding Blinds at State Parks
From observation platforms to enclosed shelters and traditional birding blinds, these parks offer optimal perches to experience some of the best birding in Texas.
Austin Area

Dallas and Fort Worth Area

Houston and Gulf Coast Area

San Antonio Area

South Texas Plains Area