by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas
An old saying tells us that if a bird poops on your head, it’s a sign of good luck. Well, lucky or not, Texans have a higher chance of this occurrence than most.
Birding has really taken flight in our great state, and April in particular is the perfect time to spot one of the 640 species of birds that dwell in the various regions of Texas.
If you’re new to the hobby, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, High Island, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, and Trinity River Audubon Center are just a few of the well-known birding hot spots in the Lone Star state. Corpus Christi has even been named “America’s Birdiest City” for ten consecutive years.
Around 67% of U.S. bird species interact with the Texas Coast alone, but you can spot birds virtually anywhere, from the Cattail Marsh Wetlands in Beaumont all the way to Big Bend in far west Texas. You may find yourself surprised by how many feathered fowls inhabit the trees and brush near your own home.