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Shellcrete Birding site

Spring Species – Scarlet and Summer Tanagers, Blue Grosbeak, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo and Painted Buntings, Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, 27 species of Wood Warbler including Ovenbird, Prothonotary and Canada Warblers, Brown-crested and Great-crested Flycatchers, Solitary Sandpiper Fall and Winter Species –  American Goldfinch, Lincoln’s, Swamp, and chipping Sparrows, Orange-crowned Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Hermit Thrush, Blue-headed Vireo. Shellcrete Birding Site Location – Shellcrete is located on Hwy 35 next to Tule Creek. This is an 11 acre wooded birding site. Tule Creek runs beside the woods.  

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Howard Murph Memorial Park

Species – Greater Roadrunner, American Oystercatcher, Spotted Sandpipers, Caspian, Royal, and Forster’s Terns, assorted Sparrows in winter, Osprey, Little Blue Heron, Green Heron, Reddish Egret Howard Murph Memorial Park Site is also known as the Airport Park Directions – FM 1781, directly behind the Aransas County Airport This is a small park with access to Copano Bay. There are picnic facilities at this site.  

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Fulton Harbor

Resident Birds – Brown Pelican, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Laughing Gull, Tricolored Heron Summer Species – Magnificent Frigatebird, Least Tern, Gull-billed Tern Winter Species – American White Pelican, Common Loon, Lesser Scaup, Redhead Fulton Harbor Directions – Fulton Harbor is located in downtown Fulton. It is a commercial fishing boat harbor    

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Copano Bay Fishing (Causeway) Pier

In the winter, scope for Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, and Common Loon. A large assortment of ducks can be found in the cove, along with Ruddy Turnstone, Spotted Sandpiper, Great Blue Heron, Reddish Egret. Copano Bay Fishing Pier Copano Bay Bridge on Hwy 35 This pier is actually part of the old highway bridge. You can access the pier from the north and the south. Recently, a large parking lot and restrooms have been built at the south end of the pier. There are also picnic tables near the south cove.        

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Port Bay Road

PORT BAY ROAD This site is located at the north west end of Port Bay road off of Farm to Market Road 1069. It is an existing public access site to this part of Port Bay. Most of Port Bay Road is a fair weather access road and is subject to rutting in rainy weather. This area of Port Bay is known as a good winter fishing area.  

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Rattlesnake Point Road

RATTLE SNAKE ROAD This site is located an Rattlesnake Road at the West end of Salt Lake. This site provides access to Copano Bay and Port Bay in the Rattlesnake Point area. This site was built by Aransas County Navigation District as a kayak launch. It has limited parking space. Paddling Southwest from this launch site will take you to the end of Rattlesnake Point where there are mangrove islands ideal for nesting birds and feeding fish.  

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Printed Map of Sites

A printed 'take it with you' map of the Aransas Pathways project sites is available for your use now. The Birding and Kayak sites are over-laid on a map of the full Live Oak and Blackjack peninsulas with a legend. The inside of this folded map are aerial shots of the area with the Bike trails marked with their Ease of Use level. Expanded views of Downtown Rockport and Downtown Fulton with a legend of Historical sites is also included. Plan your custom tours with this valuable map.

Click here to download your personal copy.

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