“Headed to Texas”

“Headed to Texas”

Each fall many North American Birds leave their summer nesting grounds and fill the sky headed to Texas and the tropics for the winter. Some of these feathered friends travel great distances, for example, the Ruddy Turnstone migrates from Alaska and islands inside the Arctic Circle to the sub tropics, stopping in Texas for rest and recuperation. The famous Whooping Crane comes from Woods Buffalo Hole in Canada to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near Rockport, Texas.

These ten photographs are examples of some of the thousands of birds that migrate each year.

Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane
Rufous Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Canada Geese
Canada Geese
Hooded Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone
American Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Yellow rump Warbler
Yellow rump Warbler
Green Winged-teal
Green Winged-teal
American Avocet
American Avocet
Whooping Crane
Whooping Crane

4 thoughts on ““Headed to Texas””

  1. Thanks for the migrating bird photos! I have had a little blue bird–truly a blue bird–who has been here twice only, in all the years I have lived here. Do they migrate?? If so, why do I only see one lonely little bluebird, once in a blue moon? Is he lost???? Loved the educational bird tour!

  2. these photos prove there’s more than one kind of bird that goes south for winter. have a very warm and fuzzy winter you snowbird.

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