The Miller Springs Nature Center is a wonderful place to visit to see birds of all kinds. The reason this is true is because one can find habitats representing uplands, wetlands, canyons and prairies! The presence of permanent water resources is critical in making this area a wonderful place for birds to live or just visit while passing through on their way south or north for the winter or summer seasons. Below is a list of the birds seen by the bird watchers of the Twin Lakes Audubon Society. No doubt there remain many more species to be found there!

1  American Crow
2  American Goldfinch
3  Baltimore Oriole
4  Barn Swallow
5  Belted Kingfisher
6  Bewick’s Wren
7  Black Vulture
8  Black-and-white Warbler
9  Black-chinned Hummingbird
10 Black-crested Titmouse
11 Black-throated Green Warbler
12 Blue Jay
13 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
14 Blue-headed Vireo
15 Brown-headed Cowbird
16 Canyon Wren
17 Carolina Chickadee
18 Carolina Wren
19 Cedar Waxwing
20 Chestnut-sided Warbler
21 Chimney Swift
22 Chipping Sparrow
23 Common Grackle
24 Common Yellowthroat
25 Cooper’s Hawk
26 Dark-eyed Junco
27 Double-crested Cormorant
28 Downy Woodpecker
29 Eastern Bluebird
30 Eastern Phoebe
31 Eastern Screech-Owl
32 Eastern/Western Meadowlark
33 Field Sparrow
34 Golden-cheeked Warbler
35 Golden-crowned Kinglet
36 Gray Catbird
37 Great Blue Heron
38 Great-tailed Grackle
39 Greater Roadrunner
40 Green Heron
41 Hermit Thrush
42 House Wren
43 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
44 Lesser Goldfinch
45 Lincoln’s Sparrow
46 Louisiana Waterthrush
47 Magnolia Warbler
48 Marsh Wren
49 Mourning Dove
50 Northern Cardinal
51 Northern Flicker
52 Northern Mockingbird
53 Northern Parula
54 Orange-crowned Warbler
55 Orchard Oriole
56 Osprey
57 Ovenbird
58 Painted Bunting
59 Pied Billed Grebe
60 Pine Siskin
61 Pine Warbler
62 Purple Martin
63 Red-bellied Woodpecker
64 Red-shouldered Hawk
65 Red-tailed Hawk
66 Red-winged Blackbird
67 Rock Wren
68 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
69 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
70 Savannah Sparrow
71 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
72 Sharp-shinned Hawk
73 Song Sparrow
74 Spotted Towhee
75 Summer Tanager
76 Swainson’s Hawk
77 Swainson’s Thrush
78 Swamp Sparrow
79 Tennessee Warbler
80 Tufted x Black-crested Titmouse (hybrid)
81 Turkey Vulture
82 Vesper Sparrow
83 Warbling Vireo
84 White-eyed Vireo
85 White-throated Sparrow
86 White-winged Dove
87 Wild Turkey
88 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
89 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
90 Yellow-rumped Warbler
91 Yellow-throated Vireo
92 Yellow Warbler

Bird Gallery

Baltimore Oriole Photo of a Baltimore Oriole Black-chinned Hummingbird Photo of a Black-chinned Hummingbird
Blue Jay Photo of a Blue Jay Canyon Wren Canyon Wren - Miller Springs Nature Center
Carolina Wren Carolina Wren Rock Wren Rock Wren - Miller Springs Nature Center
Common Yellowthroat Photo of a Common Yellowthroat Downy Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Bluebirds – Male and Female Photo of male and female Eastern Bluebirds Greater Roadrunner Photo by Gil Eckrich
Magnolia Warbler Photo of a Magnolia Warbler Wild Turkey Photo of a pair of Wild Turkeys
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Thanks to the Twin Lakes Audubon Society for directing us to this information!

Species abundances by month may be found on Texas eBird for Bell County, Texas.

 

Special Request

The Miller Springs Alliance is working hard to increase bird habitat in the Nature Center. This includes the removal of more than a thousand invasive trees and thousands of invasive plants in the past year alone. It also includes the construction of bird habitats.

All of this work is done by volunteers and we need your help! Please sign up for “Friends of the News” (right column) to be notified of upcoming volunteer events. All purchases of tools and other materials critical to improving and maintaining the park are made using donations by the general public and the occasional grant by local groups. Please visit our donations page to help us support the nature center!