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Greater Roadrunner

Geococcyx californianus


Brown and gray streaked.


On the side of the road in thorn scrub area.

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Yes, the first shot is the perfect Roadrunner portrait!

AshleyT 8 years ago

Thanks kd! Haha Sergio and Tina, they are pretty funny guys! I hope you are able to find good birds Mary!

Tiz 8 years ago

haha, I had no idea this bird existed in RL, I have only seen the cartoon :D 8 years ago

Thanks Ashley. I knew about Aransas NWR and will be going there. Did not know about Laguna Atascosa and will look that up for sure. Thanks so much. I'll let you know if I get a picture of a roadrunner--or even just see one.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Beep-beep! :-)

kdpicturemaker 8 years ago

Great photos! Very much the cartoon character in that first shot.

AshleyT 8 years ago

You should definitely go to Aransas NWR. Great for the whooping cranes and lots of waterfowl. Not the best place for roadrunners though, they like more arid habitats. I'm not sure how far you want to travel, but if you go down the coast about 3 hours there is Laguna Atascosa NWR that is fantastic for tons of birds, and you would be guaranteed a roadrunner there. I see several dozen when I go. Both places are also great for shorebirds, herons, and egrets as well. 8 years ago

Hi Ashley. We will be going to a campground in Highland Texas in early March which is near Corpus Christi. Supposed to be some wildlife refuges there for us to explore. I love birding and spend a lot of time with my camera walking through the woods and paths and so forth. Any help would be appreciated. Taking a picture of a road runner would be awesome for sure.

AshleyT 8 years ago

Thanks! Mary, where in Texas will you be going? I may be able to help, I have birded and herped most of the state!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

awesome spotting, and congrats on seeing a roadrunner!! *jealous* :) 8 years ago

Thanks for photo of this road runner. I'll be heading to Texas in a few short weeks and sure hope to spot one.

AshleyT 8 years ago

Thanks Lauren! I have photos of Coyotes, but from awhile ago. Haven't seen any lately!

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Nice shot! Now we need the coyote!

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Feb 1, 2014
Submitted on Feb 3, 2014

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