Learn to identify birds throughout the Texas Gulf Coast region in this introduction to birding with master naturalist and birding expert Glenn Olsen. A world-renowned area for birding, the Texas Gulf Coast is home to a great number and variety of beautiful birds. The roseate spoonbill, the yellow-crowned night heron, the American avocet, the scissor-tailed flycatcher and the peregrine falcon are just a few examples of birds that can be found either in Houston or within a short drive. Learn about principles of bird identification; migrant, resident and wintering birds; prime locations and times to bird-watch in our region; habitat needs of birds; and steps you can take to support birds in our region.


  • The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
  • Houston Audubon Society
  • Texas Master Naturalists, Gulf Coast Chapter

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