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Ask any birder what they like better—Christmas or fall migration—and there’s no contest. Sorry Santa. The August issue of Texas Parks and wildlife magazine offers readers a bird’s eye view of Texas cities at the center of two migration superhighways. Editor Louie Bond has details.
50—And they’re both, officially, nationally—birdiest cities. Corpus Christi is the national birdiest city, and Port Aransas is the national small coastal birdiest city. Both have really just been in the nature tourism business in the last decade or two. They’re lucky enough to have this wonderful parade of birds. And so now birdwatchers are flocking there to see 50 to 100 birds in a day. And the towns have benefitted from this; there’s increased jobs and just a general happiness amongst these folks who are now getting outside and enjoying nature. And along with that great article, we’ll have a birding calendar, so no matter what part of the state you live in, you can go out and see birds yourself. And we’ll take a birding trip down to the valley and seeing what’s going on with birding down there. Whether you’re interest is birding in the panhandle or birding in the Valley, check out what’s happening across Texas this month at Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine.
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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti