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Throughout the nature-laced, forested setting of The Woodlands Hills®, and right from your own backyard, you’re sure to see an exciting array of wild birds year-round.

There are over 600 species in Texas – more than any other state in the United States, according to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. The Woodlands Hills’ natural, wooded setting attracts many of these feathered creatures. From Cardinals, Blue Jays and Chickadees to Tufted Titmice and Carolina Wren, you’ll also enjoy seeing up to five varieties of woodpeckers as well as Eastern Blue Birds that are spotted around greenbelt areas and open spaces.

Hummingbirds are also easily seen nearly year-round. According to Traci Kilman, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited® Nature Shop in Conroe, certain types of Hummingbirds are migratory. Around mid-August, thousands of Hummingbirds hang out in the Southern Texas and Gulf Coast region for about 6-8 weeks to build up their fat and energy stores before they begin to head out on their fall/winter migration to travel as far south as the Southern tip of Mexico. During their summer migration, Hummingbirds head across North America as far north as Canada.

“Howard Hughes is committed to preserving nature to promote a healthier environment. There is an abundance of unique wild birds to enjoy watching,” notes Heath Melton, Senior Vice President, MPC, Residential for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “By simply taking a hike along forested trails in The Woodlands Hills, residents can see a variety of species and even enjoy bird watching from their own backyard.”

Kilman added, “ Backyard bird feeding is a very simple and easy hobby that can bring so much peace and joy to one’s home life. Once you start feeding and supplying water in bird baths consistently over a period of time, it will open up a whole new world to your backyard that you would never know could exist.”

When you live in The Woodlands Hills, be sure and grab those binoculars for a special bird watching treat!

Photos by: Stephen Matovich