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Region 7 - Brushlands

The Brushlands

The Brushlands is dominated by chaparral, or brushland habitat, and fairly recent agricultural fields. However, the region also includes fairly extensive grasslands, oak forests, and some tall riparian forests. This area is a wonderful birding area offering visitors species that can only be seen in the US in this region, such as Green Jays, Chachalacas, Great Kiskadees, and other tropical species. The area also offers visitors exceptional locations that cater to bird enthusiasts including National Wildlife Refuges, State Parks, and regional parks and wetlands.

Popular Birding Locations:
Aransas NWR
Goose Island State Park
Blucher Park
Hazel Bazemore Park
Rose Hill Cemetery
Las Palmas Trail
Lake Casa Blanca
Estero Llano Grande State Park
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Resaca de la Palma State Park
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center
South Padre Island World Birding Center
Edinburg Wetlands

REGION 7 - Counties
Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Goliad, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Lasalle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy, Zapata, Zavala

Region 7 - Brushlands

Regional Reports

Click on the links below to view the North American Birds report from this biological region in Texas. The TOS Region that most closely matches the biological region is noted in parentheses.
South Texas (similar to TOS Region 7 Brushlands)

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