Texas Birds


Roseate Spoonbill (High Island)

The award for "best antics" goes to the Roseate spoonbill, especially during breeding season. Left to right: The comedian, discussing real estate, acting like astronomers (High Island)

Great egrets (High Island)

Snowy egret (High Island)

Tricolored herons (High Island)


Prothonotary warbler (High Island)


Green violet-ear (tropical species - occasional visitor to the Hill Country of Texas) Thank you, Mr. Adams!


Rufous hummingbird giving me the evil eye


Eastern kingbird (High Island)


Curve-billed thrasher


Common nighthawk (Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge)


Clapper rail (near High Island)


American Bittern (Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge)


Finally, one more Great egret (High Island)


Our bird pictures from around the world follow standard ecozones approximately but not exactly:

Birds from the USA and Canada:   our house, Texas, California, Hawaii, Canada,

Neotropic birds from Central America and the Caribbean:   Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago

Neotropic birds from South America:   Ecuador, Brazil.

Western palearctic birds:   Europe: Germany, Finland, Norway, Europe: United Kingdom, Europe: Spain, the Canary Islands, Europe: Lesbos, Greece, Israel

Eastern palearctic birds:   China

Birds from Africa:   The Gambia, South Africa

Indo-Malayan birds from   India: North-west (Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand) India: North-east (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya)India: Central (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh)

Birds from   Australia, New Zealand.


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Last update: July 3, 2004

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