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Tawakoni WMA: Wildlife Viewing

Phone: (903) 881-8233
Fax: (903) 882-9093
21187 CR4106
Lindale, TX 75771

Contact: Christopher Farrell

Dates Open: Open year round.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing Permitted

Viewing wildlife is an enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas.

Common Birds of Tawakoni Wildlife Management Area

  • blackbird, Red-winged (Agelaius phoeniceus)
  • bluejay (Cyanocitta cristata)
  • cardinal, Northen (Richmondena cardinalis)
  • chickadee, Carolina (Parus carolensis)
  • crow, American (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
  • cuckoo, Yellow-billed (Coccyzus americanus)
  • egret, Cattle (Bubulcus ibis)
  • egret, Great (Casmerodius albus)
  • egret, Snowy (Leucophoyx thula)
  • flycatcher, Scissor-tailed (Muscivora forficata)
  • grackle, Common (Quiscalus quiscula?????)????g)
  • hawk, Cooper's (Accipiter cooperii)
  • hawk, Red-tailed (Buteo jamaicensis)
  • heron, Great blue (Ardea herodias)
  • heron, Green-backed (Butorides virescens)
  • heron, Little blue (Florida caerulea)
  • kestrel, American (Falco sparerius)
  • Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
  • kingbird, Eastern (Tyrannus tyrannus)
  • kingfisher, Belted (Megacerycle alcyon)
  • meadowlark, Eastern (Sturnella magna)
  • mockingbird, Northern (Mimus polyglottos)
  • nighthawk, Common (Chordeiles minor)
  • oriole, Orchard (Icterus spurius)
  • owl, Barred (Strix varia)
  • owl, Great horned (Bubo varginianus)
  • shrike, Loggerhead (Lanius ludovicianus)
  • thrasher, Brown (Toxostoma rufun)
  • titmouse, Tufted (Parus bicolor)
  • vulture, Black (Coragyps atratus)
  • vulture, Turkey (Cathartes aura)
  • warbler, Prothonotary (Protonotaria citrea)
  • woodpecker, Downy (Dendrocarpos pubescens)
  • woodpecker, Pileated (Dryocopus pileatus)
  • woodpecker, Red-headed (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)
  • woodpecker, Red-bellied (Centurus carolinus)