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The Guide to
Austin-area Birding Sites

Good places to see birds in and around Austin

North, Northeast and Northwest Areas Map and Listing

Click on a green numbered bird to go to a description of birding in that area. Listing of areas follows map.
Map of Central, South and Southeast Areas Listed Below. Links to Area 19 Links to Area 20 Links to Area 22 Links to Area 23 Links to Area 24 Links to Area 25 Links to Area 26


  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: