Texas is a mecca for birds in all seasons and throughout the state, making it a terrific place to explore and learn about avian life. The Lone Star State’s bird list tops 670, and most of these species are either permanent residents, regular breeders, or annual migrants. Particular stand-outs include Whooping Crane, Green Jay, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Painted Bunting, Golden-cheeked Warbler, and state bird Northern Mockingbird. Especially along the Gulf Coast, there are numerous sites for observing wading birds like herons, egrets, spoonbills, ibises, sandpipers, and plovers. So diverse is bird life in Texas that it can be overwhelming at times. It’s helpful, then, to have a portable reference on hand to establish a solid foundation of knowledge about representative species. You can do this with Texas Birds, which includes beautiful illustrations of 140 common and familiar birds as week as an ecoregion map showing over 20 bird-finding hotspots and learning sites. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is a terrific resource for educators, learners, naturalists, and birders who wish to sharpen their bird identification skills and peer more closely into birds’ fascinating lives. Made in the USA.