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Region 2 - North Central

North Central

The North Central region begins on the east where piney woods end. Heading west through a large strip of blackland prairie, it reaches Fort Worth, where the “west begins”,  the soil type changes, and rainfall is less. Forests are predominantly hardwoods mixed with juniper (mostly Eastern Red Cedar). Birds are mostly eastern US species with western species increasingly mixed into the western counties. The population, and most birders, are concentrated in the DFW urban area with abundant public birding sites in both urban and rural areas.

Popular Birding Locations:

White Rock Lake (Dallas)
Lake Benbrook (Ft Worth)
Hagerman Wildlife Refuge
Heard Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary (McKinney)
Lake Lewisville
Lake Tawakoni (Hunt County)
Caddo Grasslands (Wise County)


REGION 2 – North Central
Counties: Archer, Baylor, Callahan, Clay, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Foard, Grayson, Hardeman, Haskell, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufman, Knox, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, Tarrant, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Young

Region 2 North Central

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.
North Central (similar to TOS Region 2 North Central)

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