Parking Lot Birding


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About the Book

I wanted to write a guide book to make it easy for people to find great birding places in Texas. It was important to me to find locations that were easy to get around for people with limited mobility or little kids. Each of the 90 birding locations allows people easy access to rich experiences in nature that don't require intense hiking to some remote location. Nature is nearby and birds are the wildlife that surround us all the time. I hope you will use this book to find new places or revisit somewhere you haven't been in a long time. Either way, pick up a copy and plan your next birding adventure.


“If you are new to birding, or to birding in Texas, Parking Lot Birding offers a terrific road map for enjoying some of the state’s most abundant and accessible avian hotspots. Novice and expert birders alike will find it a quick and delightful read and resource.”Carter Smith, executive director, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

“From the deserts of the Big Bend to the swamps of the Big Thicket, Jennifer Bristol’s engaging new guide, Parking Lot Birding, represents a priceless resource for beginning birders and experts alike. Bristol surveyed dozens of state parks, settling ponds, and urban oases to help birdbrained travelers find their feathered friends.”Dan Oko, writer-at-large, Texas Monthly, Audubon, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and more

On Sale Now

You can purchase the book from me directly by following the link below or purchase it from one of the following retailers. I support local book stores. You can support your local book store or nature center gift shop by purchasing the book through them. Or you can order a personalized copy directly from me.

A&M University Press- Texas

Book People- Austin

Book Woman- Austin

The Twig Book Shop- San Antonio

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Gift Shop- Austin

Front Street Books- Alpine

Monkey and Dog Books- Fort Worth

Wild Birds Unlimited - Westlake Hills

Wild Birds Unlimited - San Antonio

Brazos Books- Houston