Welcome to our yard!

Critters pic




San Antonio Audubon Society

Texas Ornithological Society

Ebird – report and find birds in your area

Texas Parks & Wildlife

Nature’s Window – A great mic/speaker combo for listening to the birds in your yard.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology – everything for birders, including guides, web cams, events, and more

Wild Birds Unlimited – purchase feeders, food, optics, and gifts

Fun Facts About Hummingbirds and How to Attract Them – thanks to Boy Scout Sean for suggesting this link!

All About Bald Eagles! by Peter Morrell – thank you to Hailey and the Bay Minette STEMettes for this link!

Make Your Own Plastic Bird Feeder – thank you to Nicole and the Lakeville Nature Conservancy for this link!

Varied Bunting July 2016
Varied Bunting


Mexican Violet-ear hummingbird
Mexican Violet-ear
The big boys
Our three amigos
White-tail deer October 2016
Young quail
Young Bobwhite quail
Alligator Lizard
Alligator Lizard
Audubon's Oriole
Audubon’s Oriole

Coyotes (and dogs) audio recording, January 2017

Our Birding Yard list (1995–2017):

*known breeders on our property

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck*
Snow Goose
Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Hooded Merganser
Wild Turkey
Northern Bobwhite*
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egret
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Mississippi Kite
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Crested Caracara
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Sandhill Crane
Whooping Crane
American Woodcock
Franklin’s Gull
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
White-winged Dove*
Mourning Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground-dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo*
Greater Roadrunner*
Eastern Screech-Owl*
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift*
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird*
Anna’s Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Mexican Violet-ear
Golden-fronted Woodpecker*
Northern Flicker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher*
Western Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo*
Bell’s Vireo
Black-capped Vireo*
Blue-headed Vireo
Hutton’s Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay*
Common Raven
American Crow
Purple Martin
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Cave Swallow
Barn Swallow*
Carolina Chickadee*
Black-crested Titmouse*
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper Rock Wren
Canyon Wren*
Carolina Wren*
Bewick’s Wren*
House Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Swainson’s Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird*
Sage Thrasher
Brown Thrasher
Long-billed Thrasher
Curve-billed Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Orange-crowned Warbler*
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Golden-cheeked Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson’s Warbler
Rufous-capped Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
Olive Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Green-tailed Towhee
Rufous-crowned Sparrow*
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal*
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Painting Bunting*
Varied Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird*
Bronzed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Hooded Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole
Scott’s Oriole*
Audubon’s Oriole*
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch*
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Where we were:

Texas map

Rio Medina, Texas, USA

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