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Best Bird Watching Sites in Texas: Where, What, and Holy Cow!

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If you’re looking for the best eco-tourism and nature-based travel opportunities, well, you’re in luck here in Texas! We have some of the most unique experiences known to man with respect to our flora and fauna, our rivers, lakes, and streams, and our myriad of habitats, some of which have rarely seen our footprints. For the best bird watching opportunities, you’re going to want to pay a visit to some of these amazing sites.

1. Canyon of the Eagles

Best Bird Watching Sites in Texas: Where, What, and Holy Cow!

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Taking its name from the birds that winter there, Canyon of the Eagles is a nature park and resort all rolled into one. Situated on 940 acres, it’s home to a variety of species, including the American Bald Eagle, the Golden-Cheeked Warbler, and the Black-Capped Vireo, all of which are considered endangered. The park is also a unique platform for beautiful Texas Hill Country scenery and the natural ecosystem surrounding Lake Buchanan. While you’re there, you may also see deer and rabbits, roadrunners, bobcats, snakes, armadillos, and possibly feral hogs!

2. World Birding Center

Best Bird Watching Sites in Texas: Where, What, and Holy Cow!

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According to the Texas Almanac, our state is home to over 540 species of birds, and roughly 500 of those can be witnessed at the World Birding Center. An amalgamation of nine sites which line the Rio Grande, bird watching from Roma all the way to South Padre Island has become a way of life. All along this breadth of Texas territory, you’ll find onlookers with their binoculars and journals in-hand. It’s no wonder, with rare nesting sites and migratory species watchers long to get a glimpse of, this southern region of Texas is a veritable treasure trove for those who are like-minded.

3. Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Best Bird Watching Sites in Texas: Where, What, and Holy Cow!
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