(credit: Texas Parks & Wildlife)

(credit: Texas Parks & Wildlife)

Did you know that Texas has over 360 species of birds, more than any other state? April is a great time to get outdoors with your family, and birding is an activity that the whole family can enjoy — even while hiking, biking or picnicking.

Texas state parks are some of the best places to view birds, and attend 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 this “Introduction to Birding” with your family to learn what to look and listen for. You can also download a 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.

What To Bring:
  • Binoculars
  • Birding Field Guide
  • Weather-Appropriate Clothing
  • Water & Sunscreen
Outdoor Fun For Kids:

What Experts Say About The Benefits Of Nature Play

Remember, Pack Out What You Bring In: Leave No Trace!

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