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Region 1 - Panhandle

The Panhandle

Panhandle Region includes the Rolling Plains and the High Plains which are divided by the Caprock Escarpment. This area was originally prairies but much is shrubland. Now Palo Duro Canyon and the Canadian River dominate the region.

Popular Birding Locations:

  • Casey Park, Stone Lake and Leftwich in Lubbock
  • White River Lake, Crosby
  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Special Birds

  • Chihuahuan Raven
  • Warbling Vireo
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Greater and Lesser Prairie-Chickens
  • Tundra Swan

REGION 1 – Panhandle
Counties: Andrews, Armstrong, Bailey, Borden, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Fisher, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Howard, Hutchinson, Jones, Kent, King, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mitchell, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Scurry, Sherman, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Wheeler, Yoakum

Region 1 Pan Handle

Regional Reports

Click on the links below to view the North American Birds report from this biological region in Texas. The TOS Region that most closely matches the biological region is noted in parentheses.
Northwest Texas (similar to TOS Region 1 Panhandle)

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