Aransas Woods, 4333, 4351 TX-35, Rockport, TX 78382 (see map)
This site is home to Texas Coastal Birding Trail Site #47.
Worked with FEMA and TDEM to replace the windmill and clear the miles of trails after the devastation from Hurricane Harvey.
During “fallouts” coastal mottes such as Aransas Woods offer food and protection to thousands upon thousands of weary landbirds who might otherwise perish if forced to continue inland to the nearest contiguous forests. The site’s observation platform overlooks a complex of grassland, oak motte, and shallow wetlands, making this site attractive to birds and other wildlife year-round.
Spring Species – Migrants along the woodland trails including Warblers, Orioles, Tanagers, Vireos and Flycatchers Fall and Winter Species – Marsh Wren, Sora, Swamp Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat
Aransas Woods Hwy. 35 Bypass, about 1 mile north of 188 on the eastern side of road. Watch for the Great Texas Birding Trail sign. This location is a fresh water marsh surrounded by oak mottes and native grasses. Site has a windmill, walking tails and an observation deck.
Aransas Woods has an ADA compliant walkway to elevated overlook.platform.plus grass maintained trails