Goose Island State Park

202 S. Palmetto, Rockport, TX 78382 Spring Species – Grosbeaks, Warblers, Flycatchers, Painted and Indigo Bunting Winter Species – Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Eared Grebes, Gadwall, American Wigeon, American White Pelican, Cassin’s Sparrow and White-throated Sparrow.   [map] [pin center=”1″ description=”Goose Island State Park (Birding)”]28.13558, -96.98576[/pin] [/map]      

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The Big Tree

1600 Twelfth St., Rockport, TX 78382 Species – In spring and fall migration, warblers and buntings can be found near the tree. In winter, sparrows and thrashers can be found in the edges of the woods and in the grasses behind the tree. [map] [pin center=”1″ directions=”1″ description=”The Big Tree 28.15188, -96.97683 The Big Tree Located a few blocks away from Goose Island State Park on 12th Street in Lamar. This is the state champion Coastal Live Oak. The tree is over 1000 years old. There is good birding in the area around the tree. “]28.15188, -96.97683[/pin] [/map]  

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Holiday Beach Pond

209 Lakeview Dr., Rockport, TX 78382 Spring and Summer Species – Purple Gallinule, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Wood Stork Winter Species – Large assortment of ducks, Black-crowned and Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, Green Heron, American Bittern, Belted Kingfisher, Vermillion Flycatcher. The Aransas Pathway’s Holiday Beach Venue is a great birding site but it also has alligators. The alligators are a great attraction for our out of town guests and residents alike. Alligators are predatory animals and can be dangerous. They should be left alone and do not feed them. Feeding them could harm the alligator and could put you in danger. Please keep what

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Cavasso Creek

6902 Hwy 35 N., Rockport, TX 78382 Resident species – Clapper Rail and Seaside Sparrow Winter Species – Sora, Virginia Rail, Boat-tailed Grackle [map fullscreen=”1″] [pin center=”1″ directions=”1″ description=”Cavasso Creek North of Rockport on Hwy. 35 at the first bridge crossing a creek. There is a pull off on the south side of the bridge. Private property is on both sides of the road. Do not climb over fences. This is a brackish estuary marsh. Resident species – Clapper Rail and Seaside Sparrow Winter Species – Sora, Virginia Rail, Boat-tailed Grackle”]28.21572, -96.98793[/pin] [/map]

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Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

6907 Hwy 35 N., Austwell, TX 77950 Winter home of endangered Whooping Crane Spring and Summer Species – Abundant spring migrants including warblers, vireos, grosbeaks and bunting. Swainson�s Warbler, Purple Gallinule, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Fall and Winter Species – Whooping Crane, Sandhill Crane, Couch�s Kingbird, White-tailed Kite, Redhead Resident Species – Clapper Rail, Seaside Sparrow, Black-crested Titmouse, White-tailed Hawk, Caracara, Pauraque. [map fullscreen=”1″] [pin center=”1″ directions=”1″ description=”Aransas National Wildlife Refuge . 28.31949, -96.79092 Aransas National Wildlife Refuge From Rockport, go north on Hwy 35. After crossing the Copano Bay Bridge, drive north for about 14 miles. Turn right on

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