BIRDS CREEK. Birds Creek rises just north of the DeWitt county line and two miles northwest of Westhoff in southern Gonzales County (at 29°11' N, 97°30' W) and runs east for 4½ miles to its mouth on Sandies Creek, two miles northwest of Westhoff (at 29°12'N, 97°26' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It traverses an area of low-rolling hills and prairies surfaced by highly expansive clay that supports grass and some mesquite. Water-tolerant hardwoods grow near the mouth. The stream was named for James Bird, who obtained the original land grant in the area.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."BIRDS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbbdz), accessed May 21, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.