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BIRDS OF WIMBERLEY AND THE CENTRAL TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
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Amazing Winged Migrants Grace the Texas Hill Country - The Miracle of Migration
Located in the middle of the Central Flyway, Wimberley is blessed with a wonderful parade of migrants in the spring from the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher to the Scarlet Tanager.  CLICK FOR MORE»
The Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica, Nature's Aerial Acrobat (Part One)
Author Lewis Smith brings us into the world of Barn Swallows, sharing the family who nested on his porch.  CLICK FOR MORE»
The Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica, Nature's Aerial Acrobat (Part Two)
Part two of this entertaining article...comparisons with Purple Martins, the work ethic of the Barn Swallow, and links and resources for learning more.  CLICK FOR MORE»
Part 1: Hummingbirds: The Ruby Throated Hummingbird and the Black-Chinned Hummingbird
Patsy Glenn describes the amazing trek from Mexico and how to tell the difference between the Black-chinned and Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds.  CLICK FOR MORE»
Part 2: Hummingbirds: The Ruby Throated Hummingbird and the Black-Chinned Hummingbird
Fascinating details about flight of hummingbirds, nesting, and how to attract these little wonders to your yard.  CLICK FOR MORE»
Painted Buntings (Passerina ciris) - How to Attract this Colorful Bird to Your Area
So beautifully colored, they seem to belong in the tropics, the Painted Bunting is shy. The first sighting of one of these little birds is always a memorable experience. Patsy Glenn's article describes how to attract them to your area.  CLICK FOR MORE»
Painted Buntings (Passerina ciris) 2 - Privacy is Important, Finding Buntings in Wimberley
Painted buntings are quite private little birds, but there are ways to encourage them to nest in your yard by providing the right environment.  CLICK FOR MORE»
Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus), the Iconic Hill Country Cuckoo, Part One
Amazing antics of the Hill Country avian entertainer. Patsy Glenn tells us about some Roadrunner habits and rituals.  CLICK FOR MORE»
Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus), the Iconic Hill Country Cuckoo, Part Two
More about the Texas sprinter...what they eat and how they feel about lizards and snakes.  CLICK FOR MORE»
The Wild Turkey - A Wimberley, Hill Country, Texas and National Treasure.
Not your average bird, this North American native was Benjamin Franklin's candidate for national bird. See why...  CLICK FOR MORE»
The Black (Coragyps atratus) and Turkey (Cathartes aura) Vultures: My Buddy, Nature's Vacuum Cleaner
Taken for granted by most Wimberley area residents, the industrious Vultures go about the business of cleaning. Not only do they dodge disease and make our lives better, they also provide breathtaking glimpses of soaring flight with their six-foot wingspans. Lewis Smith takes us up close and personal with these large, docile residents.  CLICK FOR MORE»
The Canyon Wren (Catherpes mexicanus) - A Song to Remember
One of the most beautiful bird songs in the world comes from a small, brown bird who lives among the rocks. Meet this little guy in a featured article.  CLICK HERE»




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