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Must See Bird Watching Sites in the Coastal Bend

LEONABELLE TURNBULL BIRDING CENTER

Ross Avenue, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361.749.4158 • www.cityofportaransas.org

The Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center is the most popular bird watching centers in the area.  A raised wheelchair accessible boardwalk extends into the cattails for a close-up encounter with Mother Nature. Weekly guided birding tours are offered free of charge every Wednesday at 9AM. Keep an eye out for the resident alligators during your visit!


PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
361.949.8068 • www.nps.gov/pais

Located at the end of Park Road 22, Padre Island National Seashore sits on 130,000 acres of undeveloped beaches and natural habitat making it an exceptional place for bird watching. Bird tours are usually daily between November & April. There is also a basic birding skills class every Wednesday and Saturday for those who willing to learn.


ROCKPORT WHOOPING CRANE TOURS

Ross Avenue, Port Aransas, TX 78373
877.892.4737 • www.whoopingcranetours.com

Want to learn all about the birds you’re seeing? Rockport Whooping Crane Tours offers daily charters north across the Aransas Bay and offers private inland birding trips. Captain Tommy and his experienced guides will teach you as much as you want to learn on how to ID the over 400 species that have been documented along the Coastal Bend.


HAZEL BAZEMORE PARK

14201 Northwest Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX, 78410
www.visitcorpuschristitx.org

The City’s Northwest side offers some of the best bird watching opportunities for bird lovers. Located on the Nueces River, Hazel Bazemore Park offers hawk watchers and bird enthusiasts a prime location to see birds migrate. Each spring and fall people gather to watch thousands of hawks fly overhead. The 77.6-acre park also includes a wetland, pond, and woodlands.

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