Texas Almanac, 1992-1993 Page: 14
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
TEXAS ALMANAC 1992-1993
Continued from Page 6.
which is a driving force for most birders. While no one
can be guaranteed a sighting of any one bird species,
the possibilities are greater in Texas than anywhere
else that birders will be rewarded in their efforts to add
another species to their life lists or to have another look
at some special favorite.
In addition to many small local preserves main-
tained around the state by regional chapters of the Au-
dubon Society, the State maintains more than 30 wildlife
management areas containing more than 200,000 acres.
Most of the national, state, county and city parks are
protected areas for birds, and Texas' 14 national wild-
life refuges incorporate more than 250,000 acres of land
where birds and birders are seasonally abundant. But
all of the protected areas add up to less than 2 percent
of the land mass of Texas.
Birders know that in Texas often the only
movement required to view interesting birds is a sim-
ple raising of the chin, to look up into the trees over-
head, even in city backyards. Within every community,
no matter the size, birds are drawn to water, whether it
is in a backyard bird bath, a lake, or the local sewage
treatment plant. Find water, and you usually find birds.
Most communities have local birding organi-
zations, most of which are affiliated with the National
Audubon Society. The local groups organize outings,
which are usually announced in newsletters, and they
welcome everyone interested in bird life, from novice
Attesting the state's great birding possibilities,
Texas is the only state in the union with its own Peterson
Field Guide, a handy reference for anyone who sets out
to identify birds in the state, whether the focus is on a
neighborhood back yard in Texarkana or the moun-
tains of Big Bend.
The following bibliography is a sampling of field
guides and other reference books that are helpful for
birdwatching in Texas. Some of the books listed, partic-
ularly those with a smaller regional focus, may be diffi-
cult to find except in large bookstores or by special
order. Local chapters of the Audubon Society can be
helpful in finding the best reference materials for each
Bull, John and Farrand, John, Jr., The Audubon So-
ciety Field Guide to North American Birds, Eastern
Region, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1977.
Ehrlich, Paul R., Dobkin, David S., and Wheye,
Darryl, The Birder's Handbook: A Field Guide to the
Natural History of North American Birds, New York:
Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1988.
Jones, John Oliver, Where The Birds Are: A Guide
to All 50 States and Canada, New York: William
Morrow and Co., Inc., 1990.
Kutac, Edward A., Birder's Guide to Texas, Hous-
ton: Gulf Publishing, 1989.
Lane, James A., A Birder's Guide to the Rio
Grande Valley of Texas, Sacramento: L & P Photogra-
Lane, James A., and Tveten, John, A Birder's
Guide to the Texas Coast, Sacramento: L & P Photog-
National Geographic Society, Field Guide to Birds
of North America, Second Edition, Washington: Na-
tional Geographic Society, 1987.
Oberholser, Harry C. and Kincaid, Edgar B., Jr.,
The Bird Life of Texas, Austin: University of Texas
Peterson, Roger Tory, A Field Guide to the Birds
of Texas and Adiacent States, Boston: Houghton Mif-
flin Co., 1963.
Peterson, Roger Tory, A Field Guide to the West-
ern Birds, Second Revised Edition, Boston: Houghton
Mifflin Co., 1961.
Peterson, Roger Tory, A Field Guide to the Birds,
Fourth Edition, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1973.
Pulich, Warren M., The Birds of North Central
Texas, College Station: Texas A & M University Press,
Rappole, John H. and Blacklock, Gene W., Birds of
the Texas Coastal Bend: Abundance and Distribution,
College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1985.
Robbins, Chandler S., et al., Birds of North Ameri-
ca: A Guide to Field Identification, Expanded, Revised
Edition, New York: Golden Press, 1983.
Udvardy, Miklas D. F., The Audubon Society Field
Guide to North American Birds: Western Region, New
York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1977.
Wauer, Roland H., Birds of Big Bend National Park
and Vicinity, Austin: Texas Monthly Press, 1985.
Here’s what’s next.
This book can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Book.
Kingston, Mike. Texas Almanac, 1992-1993, book, 1991; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth279642/m1/18/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.