Ivy Lane

499 Ivy Lane, Rockport, TX  78382 The Ivy Lane site is located at the end of Ivy Lane, off of Griffith Drive. There are benches, a hard packed trail, a primitive trail, and water drips on the site. This 28 acre woodland was preserved by the city of Rockport as their water field. The Coastal Live Oak forest is special because of the native shrubs and plants that make up the understory. The understory plant community, together with the Live Oaks, is called an oak motte. Some of the common plants are Red Bay, Yaupon Holly, Wax Myrtle, Beauty Berry, and Turk’s

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Shell Ridge Road

2800 Shell Ridge Road, Rockport, TX 78382 Resident species – Black-necked Stilt, Willet, Mottled Duck, Reddish Egret, Black Skimmers, Reddish Egret Spring and Summer Species – Least Tern nest in the fenced area near the road Winter species –  Lesser Scaup, large rafts of Redhead, Eared Grebe Shell Ridge Road Proceed south on Church Street past the Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary. Shell Ridge Rd is on the left at the bend in the road. This is private property on both sides of the road. Please stay on the road in your car.  

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Moore’s Pond

2302-2348 W. Market St., Rockport, TX 78382 Species – Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Neotropical Cormorant, Anhinga, Osprey, Pied-billed Grebe, White-tailed Hawk, occasionally Fulvous Whistling-Duck, and Great Kiskadee Moore’s Pond From FM 1069, turn onto FM 1781. Moore’s Pond is .3 on the left. Moore’s Pond This is a busy road. Be watchful of cars. Good Birding if the pond contains water Moore’s Pond From FM 1069, turn onto FM 1781. Moore’s Pond is .3 on the left. Moore’s Pond This is a busy road. Be watchful of cars. Good Birding if the pond contains water.      

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Rockport Harbor

722 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX 78382 Winter Species – Common Loon, Redhead, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser Aransas Pathways Site Picture Rockport Harbor Directions – Rockport Harbor is in downtown Rockport south of the beach park. This is a deep water harbor. The best birding is in winter. Occasionally, Pacific Loons have been found here.  

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Old Salt Lake Road

100 Old Salt Lake Rd, Rockport, TX 78382 Common Winter Species – Vermillion Flycatcher, Easter Bluebird, Greater Roadrunner, Great Kiskadee, Cassin’s Sparrow Old Salt Lake Road At the 4-way stop on FM 1781, Old Salt Lake Road is on your right if you are heading south. There is a road sign. This road is surrounded by private property. Stay on the road. This is a dry brushy area.          

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Memorial Park

1601 FM 2165, Rockport, TX 78382 Resident Species – Cardinal, Black-crested Titmouse, Carolina Wren, Inca Dove Spring and Summer Species – Large variety of warblers, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Couch’s Kingbird, Indigo Bunting Memorial Park Directions – Memorial Park is located at the intersection of Pearl and Enterprise. The park has several ball fields. The hike and bike trail loops around a large pond.  

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