Rockport Beach Park

722 Navigation Circle, Rockport, TX 78382 Common Species – This is a nesting area for many birds. Some of the nesting birds include Black Skimmer, TriColored Heron, Reddish Egret, Great Blue Heron, Least Tern, Laughing Gull, Killdeer, and Clapper Rail Spring and Summer Species – Black Tern, Magnificent Frigatebird Winter Species – American White Pelican, Merlin, large flocks of Avocets Residents – Caspian, Royal, and Forster’s Tern, Roseate Spoonbill, Brown Pelican, Black Skimmer, Reddish Egret Rockport Beach Park Directions – Seabreeze Drive. This is a pay area with Little Bay to the left and Aransas Bay to the right. At

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Rockport Demo Bird Garden and Wetlands (Tule East)

2002 Tule Park Dr., Rockport, TX 78382 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. Aransas Pathways Site Picture Rockport Demo Bird Garden and Wetlands Pond Site CTC-050 Great Texas Birding Trail Location This 5-acre site is located on Highway Bus 35 North, across the street from Walmart.

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Shellcrete Birding site

2601 Hwy 35 N., Rockport, TX 78382 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

28 5.7429, -97 3.1526 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

402 N. Fulton Beach Rd, Fulton, TX 78358 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

28 6.7965, -97 1.4639 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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