Life's Better Outside
Life's Better Outside: Birding
Did you know Texas has more than 630 species of birds, more than any other state? April is a great time to get outdoors with your family, and birding is an activity the whole family can participate in. One great thing about birding is you can do it while you are enjoying other outdoor activities, such as walking, hiking, or even biking.
Texas state parks are some of the best places to view birds, and many host bird hikes and walks and other birding events throughout the year. Visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife calendar of events to find a birding event at state park near you.
Before you head out, share this Introduction to Birding information with your family. You all can learn more about what to look and listen for. This months featured video, Basics of Birding, will also give you an overview of what you should bring, and what you can expect on your family birding adventure.
What You Need:
- Bird Guide
- Notebook to track what you see
- Water & Snacks
- Insect Repellent
- Good walking shoes
Fun ideas for kids
- Find animal tracks
- Outdoor kid journal
- Texas Outdoor Family Workshops
- Go Fish! Learn to Fish events
- Neighborhood Fishin' lakes
- See what experts have to say about the benefits of nature play
- Remember, pack out what you bring in: Leave No Trace!