Birds are warm-blooded, air-breathing vertebrates and their body are covered with feathers.

Since 2001 over 144 species of birds have been recorded on Ebird for West 11th Street Park.  The best time to see migrating birds in this Texas "hot spot"are the months of March, April and October.

What birds have been seen in the park and when to see them? Click here. Here is a link for a Field Checklist just for this Park.  The Park is part of the Buffalo Bayou Loop in the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, UTC 093A.

Birds are warm-blooded, air-breathing vertebrates and their body are covered with feathers. Birds have beaks, wings and scale covered legs.  Here are a few guidelines to help you identify a bird you may see in the park:

  • What size is the bird relative to a sparrow, cardinal, blue jay, crow or eagle?

  • Does it have long or short legs, long or short tail?

  • What color is the bird?  Color of the wings, head, etc?

  • What is the shape of the beak/bill?

  • Where did you see this bird - in open water, a pond, forest, prairie, park?

  • Any special movements such as tail wagging, bobbing its head, pecking on a tree?

  • What type of flight pattern - straight line, undulating, soaring?

  • When did you see this bird? Time of year and time of day.

  • Did the bird call or sing? What did it sound like?

BELOW ARE SOME OF THE BIRDS THAT CAN BE SEEN AT WEST 11TH STREET PARK DURING THE YEAR. CLICK ON EACH TO LEARN MORE. 

Visit this link for information on bird maps, bird sightings and bird checklists.

Bayou City mini-magazines are FREE and available for downloading. Print them, and fold them into miniature field guides you can read at home and take with you when you go outside.