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Texas’s Sky Islands

The 2016 issue of Birder’s Guide to Travel features an article written by Cameron Carver called “Texas’s Sky Islands“. Within, Cameron details the birds that make three isolated west Texas mountain ranges special. Explicit directions and detailed maps of the Chisos, Davis, and Guadalupe mountains will help you find the region’s most-desired birds should you be fortunate enough to visit this beautiful corner of the United States. Of course, Colima Warbler is the region’s main draw for many visiting birders, but Lucifer Hummingbird, Montezuma Quail, and Varied Bunting are major lures, too.

If you’re an ABA member, this issue of Birder’s Guide to Travel may have already arrived at you doorstep. If you’re not an ABA member, you can still read Cameron’s article by accessing it online. Just click here. It’s free and just one of the many services the ABA offers the birding community. Do you enjoy Birder’s Guide but aren’t yet a member? Consider joining of a community of other birds like you by signing up to be an ABA member. You’ll be helping to make sure that resources like Birder’s Guide are available for years to come.

Do you have questions about birding in the mountains of west Texas? One memories or tips to share? Please let us know in the comment section below.

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Michael Retter
Michael L. P. Retter is the editor of the ABA's newest magazine, Birder's Guide. He also wears his ABA cap while working as a Technical Reviewer for Birding magazine. When not at home, Michael is often leading tours in Middle America (Mexico through Panama). He currently lives with his fiancé, Matt, in Fort Worth, Texas. In his fleeting free time there, he pursues interests in horticulture (especially orchids), music, cooking, and numismatics. Michael also runs GBNA, the continent's informal club and email list for LGBT birders.

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