There are an amazing number of birds that either live on or migrate through the Llano Estacado. The Midland Naturalists, our sister organization, is a dedicated, avid group of birders that goes on field trips to bird most Saturdays throughout the year and participates in the Christmas Bird Count, Big Day Counts and more. This is a great way to learn about birds. Both Midland Naturalists and Master Naturalists use eBird to document birds on scheduled bird counts or BioBlitzes as part of citizen science. To get started on your birding adventure, check out some of these informative links or files. And don’t miss the tour of West Texas Birds with photos and audio from our very own member, Bill L. Picture at right is a Tri-colored Heron by Debbie Whiting,
Gear up for Great Backyard Bird Count, Christmas Bird Counts, Project Feederwatch and more!
Here are some resources for starting your birding adventure.
From Cornell Lab of Ornithology
- Cornell Lab of Ornithology-Great place to start for info, classes, links and more!
- eBird-An easy way to keep lists of birds on your phone in the field.
- Merlin-An easy-to-use Bird ID App.
- Find which binoculars to use, guidebook recommendations, information for the Ornithology Unit and Entomology Unit and more in the following LETMN Presentations and other PDF files.