Sabal Minor Dwarf Palmetto Photographed By Sara Turbyfill At Huntsville State Park.

Huntsville State Park: Barn Swallows and Pileated Woodpeckers Flourish in This Forest

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Huntsville State Park Birds

Huntsville State Park is located an hour north of downtown Houston, TX. The park encompasses more than 2,000 acres and is mostly covered in a dense forest of pine trees. Visitors can enjoy an array of activities, including camping, fishing, kayaking, swimming, and wildlife photography.

Green Jay Photographed By Sara Turbyfill At Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge In Texas.

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge: A Sanctuary for the Elusive Ocelot and Hundreds of Bird Species

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Wildlife of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is located in Los Fresnos, Texas, which is about 30 minutes from South Padre Island. The wildlife refuge is famous because it is one of the last designated conservation areas for the ocelot in the United States. Although ocelots frequent the park, visitors rarely have the chance to see these little leopards.

Peacock Photographed By Sara Turbyfill At Mayfield Park And Nature Preserve.

Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve: Dozens of Peafowl Reside at This Historic Nature Park

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Historic Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve

Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve is located 10 minutes from downtown Austin, Texas. This nature preserve consists of 21 acres and includes a historic cottage, water lily ponds, and beautiful gardens. Do to its natural beauty, the park is often used to celebrate special events, such as weddings and business conferences.

Coral Bean Plant Photographed By Sara Turbyfill At Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge: A Safe Haven for the Endangered Whooping Crane and Other Texas Wildlife

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Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas

The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is located in Austwell, Texas and encompasses more than a hundred thousand acres. This sanctuary is a safe haven for innumerable species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and other animals. The national wildlife refuge is a crucial component to the American wildlife conservation movement and the survival of the endangered whooping crane.

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge By Sara Turbyfill.

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge: A Hidden Gem Found in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

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Explore Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is one of the best kept secrets in Texas. This wildlife refuge is tucked away in the city of Alamo, near the border of Mexico and the United States. In fact, the Rio Grande runs along the southern border of the sanctuary.

Galveston Island By Sara Turbyfill.

Galveston Island: A Birder’s Paradise on the Gulf Coast

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Birds of Galveston Island

Galveston Island is located on the Texas Gulf Coast, approximately fifty miles from downtown Houston. The island is famous for many reasons, including deep sea fishing, Moody Gardens, historic architecture, and the infinite seawall. However, photographers and wildlife lovers visit this coastal city to see the birds of Galveston Island.

Houston Audubon Raptor Photography Shoot By Sara Turbyfill.

Raptor Photography Shoot Hosted by the Houston Audubon: Photograph Hawks, Falcons, and Owls

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Houston Audubon Raptor Photography Shoot

Throughout the year, the Houston Audubon Raptor and Education Center hosts numerous Raptor Photography Shoots. This program is geared towards adults and provides individuals with the chance to photograph hawks, falcons, and owls up close. However, it’s important to note that the location of upcoming photo shoots may vary. Be sure to check the Houston Audubon website before signing up.

American Oystercatcher Photographed By Sara Turbyfill At Texas City Dike.

Texas City Dike: The World’s Longest Man-Made Fishing Pier Is the Perfect Spot for Birdwatching

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Birdwatching at the Texas City Dike

The Texas City Dike is a five-mile-long fishing pier located in Texas City, which projects into Galveston Bay. Due to its length, this dike is famously referred to as the world’s longest man-made fishing pier. People visit the Texas City Dike for numerous reasons, including fishing for seafood, boating in the Gulf, or having a picnic.

Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary By Sara Turbyfill.

Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary: This Globally Important Bird Area Is Excellent for Birdwatching

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Birdwatching at Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary

Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary is a refuge that was set aside as a bird conservation area. The sanctuary is located near State Highway 87 and Rettilon Rd on Bolivar Peninsula in Texas. This land is owned and managed by the Houston Audubon and is recognized as a Globally Important Bird Area. An Important Bird Area or IBA is is an area of land that uses an international set of criteria to help with bird conservation.

Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge By Sara Turbyfill.

Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge: Belted Kingfishers, Coyotes, and Crested Caracaras Thrive in This Wetland

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Wildlife Watching at Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is one of the greatest places for wildlife photography in Texas. This hidden gem is located an hour from downtown Houston, near Freeport and Surfside Beach. The refuge is famous for having more water than land, and as a result, numerous types of wildlife can be found here.