Approximately 300 species of birds occur in the Texas Hill Country, where birding is great all year. The area is an overlap zone of ranges of eastern and western bird species, as well as some north and south species. Be sure to look for the endangered Black-capped Vireos and Golden-cheeked Warblers.

An excellent place to view birds in Fredericksburg is the Live Oak Wilderness Nature Trail at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Stop for a bird check-list at the park office.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 18 miles north of Fredericksburg, is also a premier bird-watching location.