Local Birding Links

Popular Birding Sites in Austin
Click here for a Google map of Central Texas birding sites. Click here to find more in-depth information on locations, hours, phone numbers and websites of the best birding sites in Austin.

Central Texas Birding
Central Texas Birding is the most comprehensive listing of birding locations in our area. This site is a collaborative effort between members of Travis Audubon and Williamson Audubon, and it provides links, maps, eBird data, and photos for a growing list of birding locations.

Bird Sightings
TAS Recent Bird Sightings and Field Trip Reports
Hornsby Bend Recent Bird Sightings

Travis County Resources
Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory – If you only have one day to bird in Travis County, go to Hornsby Bend!
Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
Texas Parks and Wildlife Guide to Austin-area Birding Sites
Austin Nature Preserves System
Austin Parks Foundation

Regional Resources
Bird Checklists of Texas
Houston Audubon Sanctuaries – includes High Island
San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance
World Birding Center – Rio Grande Valley
Texas Parks & Wildlife – State Parks
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Birding Organizations
Bastrop County Audubon Society
Central Texas Audubon Society
Houston Audubon
National Audubon Society
San Antonio Audubon Society
State of the Birds
Texas Ornithological Society
Travis Audubon Society
Twin Lakes Audubon Society
Williamson Audubon Group
Wimberley Birding Society

Birding Festivals
Balcones Songbird Festival – Balcones Canyonlands NWR, Marble Falls – April
Balcones Sparrowfest – Balcones Canyonlands NWR, Marble Falls – January
Feather Fest – Galveston Island – April
Laredo Birding Festival – Laredo – February
Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival – Harlingen – November