Top 10 Birds That Spend Their Winters in Texas

White-winged Dove:The White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) spends its winters in Texas, mainly residing in the southern and eastern parts of the state.

Red-tailed Hawk:Red-tailed hawks are known for their fierce calls. They are also known for their longevity: they can live up to 15 years in the wild.

Northern Mockingbird:The northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) is the state bird of Texas, where it lives year-round, including in the winter. 

Northern Cardinal:The northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a year-round resident of Texas. This mid-sized songbird is also referred to as a cardinal, a red cardinal, a common cardinal, and a redbird.

Northern Bobwhite:The northern bobwhite is a small quail species, measuring about 9 to 10 inches in length. These birds typically have a wingspan of about 13 to 15 inches.

Mourning Dove:The mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) spends its winters in Texas, as well as every other season throughout the year. It is one of the most common birds in North America. 

Great Horned Owl:The Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) lives full-time in Texas so, of course, it spends its winters in Texas!

Eastern Bluebird:The Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) spends its winters in Texas. It is a year-round resident of the state and is typically seen during the winter in suburban and rural areas.

Carolina Chickadee:Carolina chickadees and Black-capped chickadees look alike. However, the wings of Carolina chickadees have a little bit more brown in them. 

American Crow:The American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) spends its winters in Texas and is a resident bird of the state. 

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