The Guide to
Austin-area Birding Sites

Good places to see birds in and around Austin

Area maps are listed below.

Numbered links go to the descriptions of the areas shown on the maps.


  1. Eastwoods Park
  2. The Texas State Capitol Grounds
  3. Zilker Park, Town Lake Metropolitan Park, Pleasant Valley District Park (Krieg Field), and the Colorado River Greenbelt (Colorado River Park)


  1. Blunn Creek Nature Preserve
  2. Barton Creek Greenbelt
  3. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (National Wildlflower Research Center)
  4. Mary Moore Seawright Metropolitan Park


  1. McKinney Falls State Park
  2. Richard Moya County Park
  3. McKinney Roughs Environmental Learning Center (LCRA)
  4. Bastrop State Park and Buescher State Park


  1. Wild Basin Wilderness Park
  2. Pace Bend County Park
  3. Hamilton Pool County Park


  1. Webberville County Park
  2. Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Facility
  3. Lake Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park (Decker Lake)
  4. Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant


  1. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park, Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm, Northeast District Park
  2. Lake Georgetown


  1. BFI Landfill


  1. Northwest Park
  2. The Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
  3. Cow Creek Road
  4. Travis Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary
  5. St. Edward's District Park, Forest Ridge Preserve, Bull Creek Greenbelt, Bull Creek District Park
  6. Emma Long Metropolitan Park


For Additional Information write to:

Austin-area Birding Sites
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
or send a message to: