BAYOU CITY BIRDING Would you like to learn about the birds who live along Houston’s bayous and in the nearby parks and neighborhoods? And are you a kid or a young-at-heart adult? If yes, the Bayou City Birding Zines (mini-magazines) are for you!
Each of the Bayou City Birding Zines features a small group of birds who share something in common. You can download the zines – they’re FREE! – print them, and then use an origami trick to fold them into miniature field guides you can read at home and take with you when you go outside. And if you would rather print out the zines as mini-posters, these are available too.
A new zine will be added every month or two, with the next one to put the spotlight on sparrows and finches. All of the zines feature birds found within Houston’s 610 Loop, with many of the photos taken on the hike and bike trails that border the White Oak Bayou.
What some more help? Then download one or all three of the FREE bird apps we recommend. An intro to these apps can be downloaded here.
We hope you will enjoy using the zines, posters and apps, and invite you to join with us in efforts to project and nurture the birds and other wild creatures who live among us. Please look at the other pages of this website to learn more about our work.
Click on the first link to find directions for printing and folding the zines. Click on the next set of links to download the zines and/or posters for printing.
HOW TO PRINT AND FOLD A ZINE
ZINE #1 HERONS AND EGRETS
ZINE #2 HAWKS AND OSPREYS (PERCHING PHOTOS)
ZINE #3 HAWKS AND OSPREYS (FLIGHT PHOTOS)
ZINE #4 NEIGHBORHOOD BIRDS
ZINE #5 PIGEONS AND DOVES
ZINE #6 DIVING BIRDS
ZINE #7 THE AERIALISTS
ZINE #8 WOODPECKERS
ZINE #9 FLYCATCHERS and SHRIKES
ZINE #10 BLACKBIRDS
ZINE #11 WILD DUCKS AND COOTS
ZINE #12 DOMESTIC GEESE AND DUCKS
ZINE #13 WINTER WARBLERS & FRIENDS
ZINE #14 MIGRATORY WARBLER SAMPLER
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Be sure to check back - more Zines and Posters to come!