Explore our biodiversity of birds here in Brownsville!
A little about our journey; On our way to be a Bird City Texas!
In 2022 Brownsville has been diligently working to become a Bird City Texas designation and will apply to become officially certified from Audubon Texas, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s inaugural Bird City Texas certification program.
This new, community-focused certification program has been created to help people protect birds and their habitats. The growing popularity of planting native plants, restoring the native prairies, bird-friendly education programs, and Visit Brownsville's program were among the many efforts and programs that will make Brownsville a Bird City Texas designation.
Discover the Amazing Lower Rio Grande Valley Birds
Grab your binoculars and head to Resaca de la Palma State Park in Brownsville, Texas. Walk along more than 8 miles of trails or rent a bicycle for the weekend. You can search for green jays, least grebes and Harris’s hawks—all commonly spotted within the park.
"In recent years interest in the bird-life of southern Texas has
greatly increased, and more and more people are visiting a region
which is a veritable paradise for the ornithologist.
Our second reason for venturing to publish the results of work
voluntarily undertaken, is the hope that it will serve to stimulate
further investigation." -Birds of the Brownsville Region, Southern Texas
Ludlow Griscom and Maunsell S. Crosby.
iNaturalist is a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society. Nature at your fingertips!
Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We share your findings with scientific data repositories like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility to help scientists find and use your data. All you have to do is observe.