Bird life is abundant around Lady Bird lake. But how to identify them? This is an identification guide to birds commonly seen around the lake.

eBird Project

Cornell University and the National Audubon Society maintain an interactive database of bird observations across the U.S., and Lady Bird Lake is one of their hotspots. eBird summary for Lady Bird Lake will take you to the eBird list of actual bird sightings around Lady Bird Lake.

The eBird website provides interactive online access to a database of bird sightings across the United States and Canada. The database comprises checklists of observations reported by volunteers. View the Austin Area Hotspots which include many spots at the Butler Trail and Lady Bird Lake.

You can help advance bird science by reporting your bird sightings to the eBird project. If you would like to be a part of this effort, you can add your own observations to the database. You must register with ebirds to report sightings, but it is simple and free.

Lady Bird Lake Bird Identification

Grebes & Loons | Pelicans & Cormorants | Herons & Egrets | New World Vultures | Ducks | Hawks | Rails | Plovers | Sandpiper & Allies | Gulls & Terns | Tyrant Flycatchers | Shrike | Vireos | Crows, Grackles & Jays | Swallows | Titmouse & Chickadees | Wrens | Kinglets & Gnatcatchers | Pigeons & Doves | Owls | Nightjars & Swifts | Hummingbirds | Thrushes | Wood Warblers | Kingfishers | Thrashers | WoodpeckersSparrows & Finches | Old World Sparrows | Grosbeaks and Tanagers | Blackbirds & Orioles

Grebes and Loons

Go To Top

Pelicans and Cormorants

Go To Top

Herons and Egrets

Go To Top

New World Vultures

Go To Top

Ducks

Go To Top

Hawks

Go To Top

Rails

Go To Top

Plovers

Go To Top

Sandpipers and Allies

Go To Top

Gulls and Terns

Go To Top

Tyrant Flycatchers

Go To Top

Shrike

Go To Top

Vireos

Go To Top

Crows, Grackles and Jays

Go To Top

Swallows

Go To Top

Titmouse and Chickadees

Go To Top

Wrens

Go To Top

Kinglets and Gnatcatcher

Go To Top

Pigeons and Doves

Go To Top

Owls

Go To Top

Nightjars and Swifts

Go To Top

Hummingbirds

Go To Top

Thrushes

Go To Top

Wood Warblers

Go To Top

Kingfishers

Go To Top

Thrashers

Go To Top

Woodpeckers

Go To Top

Sparrows and Finches

Go To Top

Old World Sparrows

Go To Top

Grosbeaks and Tanagers

Go To Top

Blackbirds and Orioles

Go To Top