Great Texas Wildlife Trails

Explore the unique and beautiful regions of Texas through nine interactive driving maps!

Whether you are a birder, a wildlife enthusiast, or just want to see the wild side of Texas, these nine driving trail maps will lead you to the best spots to see birds, butterflies, bats, pronghorns and more. What will you discover?

Far West Texas

  • Montezuma Quail
  • Cactus Wren
  • Pronghorn Antelope
  • Ancient pictographs
  • Rugged terrain
  • Black-tailed jackrabbit
  • Historic structures
  • Chihuahuan Desert
Far West Texas

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Upper Texas Coast

  • Birding hotspots
  • Heron rookeries
  • Egret
  • Roseate Spoonbill
  • Alligator
  • Old growth forests
  • Summer Tanager
  • Red-cockaded Woodpecker
Upper Texas Coast

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Central Texas Coast

  • Whooping Crane
  • Brown Pelican
  • Coastal communities
  • Migratory birds
  • Black Skimmer
  • Year-round events
  • Vermilion Flycatcher
  • Well-known birding sites
Central Texas Coast

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Lower Texas Coast

  • Green Jay
  • Great Kiskadee
  • Plain Chachalaca
  • Mexican rarities
  • Green Parakeet
  • Elf Owl
  • Valley and coastal landscapes
Lower Texas Coast

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Heart of Texas West

  • Hill Country views
  • Monarch Butterflies
  • Bat flights
  • Cave tours
  • Edwards Plateau
  • Nine-banded Armadillo
  • Zone-tailed Hawk
  • Abundant birds and wildlife
Heart of Texas West

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Heart of Texas East

  • Native Nature Centers
  • Ringtail
  • Greater Roadrunner
  • Painted Bunting
  • Private ranch tours
  • State Parks
  • Black-capped Vireo
  • Largest urban bat population
Heart of Texas East

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Panhandle Plains

  • Canyons and mesas
  • Lesser Prairie-Chicken
  • Coyote
  • Pronghorn Antelope
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Black-tailed Prairie Dog
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Rivers and open spaces
Panhandle Plains

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Prairies and Pineywoods West

  • Blackland Prairie
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  • Urban parks
  • Dickcissel
  • Zoos
  • Nature Centers
  • Lark Sparrow
  • Bobcat
Prairies and Pineywoods West

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Prairies and Pineywoods East

  • Big Thicket
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • River Otter
  • Eastern Flying Squirrel
  • Pitcher Plant
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Prairie Warbler
  • Native grasslands
Prairies and Pineywoods East

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