Photo Gallery of Resident and Migrating Birds – Rockport-Fulton & Aransas National Wildlife Refuge:

Note: Photos are the property of Capt. Kevin Sims with Aransas Bay Birding Charters. Reproduction/Copying is not authorized without permission.

HOW TO IDENTIFY A BIRD:  Learning to identify the birds you see and hear is a wonderful skill to have. Improving your bird identification skills will lead to greater enjoyment of the birds around you. Below are photos of some of the most popular birds in our area (both resident and migratory).  There are  great resources for bird identification at this site: Bird Watchers Digest

Another great resource for helping you to identifying the many birds you’ll see in the Texas Coastal Bend, can be found below: (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

Birding can presents a challenge because there are lots of different species to look for in the Coastal Bend of Texas..and Texas is a particularly “birdy” state.  Frequently you need to sort many separate and incomplete clues to determine the proper species/identification. The birder doesn’t always get a good long look at the bird as it could be partially covered up or behind a tree limb or other obstacle.  As a matter of fact, many times a bird’s body is hidden behind foliage or it is flying away.  The light may be dim and terrible, or it could be camouflaged and disappear from view so it appear.

Roger Tory Peterson’s Field Guides have provided more help than many other books combined.  Take your field guide with you when you go birding – so that you can better identify each bird by: size, call, features, marking ad much more. Use the banner link below to order your copy online today! 

For more than 65 years, Peterson Field Guides have set the standard by which other field guides are measured. Comprehensive and authoritative, they are essential additions to any naturalist’s bookshelf or backpack. Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world’s greatest naturalists, spent his life studying, painting, and photographing birds. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guide Series is credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement. Peterson died in 1996.

Birding is fun – whether you’re in your backyard, out int he field or traveling by boat on an tour with Aransas Bay Adventures!
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