BASED ON DATA: The 8 Most Common Birds of Texas

Cardinalis cardinalis, the vibrant Northern Cardinal, boasts a distinctive red plumage, melodic song, and can be found in the eastern USA, Ontario, and Mexico.

Northern Cardinal

10", 1.7 oz. Gray, white, distinctive song. Feeds on insects, berries. Common in Eastern USA, Mexico. Mimics 35 birds. State bird of Florida.

Northern Mockingbird

Medium, 12" brown-gray dove, 4.2 oz, 18" wingspan. Recognizable by "hooOOA" song. Common in North America, feeds on seeds, nests in trees.

Mourning Dove

Gray/brown, rectangular-tailed, sings “hrrHOOP.” Habitat: semi-open. Common, forages in groups, nests in trees. Feeds on ground, may spread north.

White-winged Dove

Small, gray bird with black cap and throat. Eats insects and seeds, nests in tree cavities. Common in Texas, recognized by its distinctive song.

Carolina Chickadee

Small, animated bird with red-brown plumage. Distinctive song, builds cup nests in varied structures. Found in Eastern USA and Mexico.

Carolina Wren

Vibrant, 11" bird, 3 oz, 16" wingspan. Feeds on acorns, insects, mimics sounds. Common in woodlands, forests, towns.

Blue Jay

25" long, 2 lbs, 38" wingspan. Red bill, legs. Nests in colonies, feeds on frogs. Coastal, wetland bird with distinct appearance.

Turkey Vulture

Lined Circle




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