Birding Articles

I think the most important quality in a birdwatcher is a willingness to stand quietly and see what comes. Our everyday lives obscure a truth about existence - that at the heart of everything there lies a stillness and a light.
— Lynn Thomson, Birding with Yeats: A Mother's Memoir

Birding in San Antonio

On the Diversity of Avifauna in Bexar County, Texas -- an essay by Steve Hawkins

Birding Castroville -- a town to the southwest of San Antonio with great birding spots (and more!) by Georgina Schwartz

Birding North-East Bexar County: The Back Roads by By Richard C. Sims


Species Specific

Species Profile: Eastern Screech-Owl (Or: All you wanted to know about our screech-owls but were afraid to ask) by Jack Eitniear

Swamp Sparrow -- find and identify it in Bexar County by Bob Doe

Dowitcher Dilemmas-- tips for identifying Short-billed and Long-billed Dowitchers by Drs. Lorna and Dodge Engleman


General Birding

Ten Life Birds -- a spring trip to AZ, CA, and CO by By Shirley Bartels

How Many Birds are in Your Yard? -- Cardinals and Hummingbird numbers may surprise you. By Glenn Swartz

Soft-Part Coloration -- an explanation of this breeding bird phenomena by John Arvin


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