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Seasonal Reports

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker

In the spring of 2004, the TOS Executive Board decided to publish the unabridged seasonal reports prepared for North American Birds magazine. Each issue of the magazine includes articles on rare bird trends, articles on specific rarities, such as first North American records, and a rare bird photo gallery. The “regions” used for the North American Birds magazine are biological regions in Texas. They don’t exactly match the TOS “regions”, but the information is still interesting and useful for those wanting to understand the distribution of birds in the state. For convenience, we have attempted to align the reports with the TOS regions. 

Click on the links below to view each region's season reports as they were prepared for North American Birds magazine.

REGION 1 - Panhandle
REGION 2 - North Central
REGION 3 - Piney Woods
REGION 4 - Trans Pecos
REGION 5 - Edwards Plateau
REGION 6 - Central Prairie
REGION 7 - Brushlands
REGION 8 - Coastal Prairie

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Welcome to the Amazing World of Texas Birds!

If you love birds, Texas is definitely the place for you! With eight different geographical regions to explore, each offering its own, unique wildlife environment; more than 660 species to be discovered; and a location adjacent to the tropical regions of Mexico and Central America, you never know what you might see when you grab your binoculars and head out!

Texas Ornithological Society is proud to promote the discovery, knowledge, observation and conservation of birds in Texas since 1953.