Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary

1401-1499 S. Church St., Rockport, TX 78382 (see map)

Site Maintained by Aransas Pathways

Spring Species – Good migrant trap in the spring. Assortment of Warblers, Vireos, Orioles, and Flycatchers Fall and Winter Species – Migrating Fall Warblers, Hermit Thrush, Blue-headed Vireo.

Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary The sanctuary is located at the corner of South Church Street and East First Street. There is parking along E. First Street. The site has 6.25 acres with an observation platform. This sanctuary is a mixture of oak motte and native grasses. This is the original location of the famed Rockport Cottages, operated by Connie and Jack Hagar. Mrs. Hagar moved to Rockport in 1935 and devoted her life to documenting bird life in the Rockport area.

This site is a recognized Butterfly Waystation.

Monarch Waystations are places that provide resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. Without milkweeds throughout their spring and summer breeding areas in North America, monarchs would not be able to produce the successive generations that culminate in the migration each fall. Similarly, without nectar from flowers these fall migratory monarch butterflies would be unable to make their long journey to overwintering grounds in Mexico. The need for host plants for larvae and energy sources for adults applies to all monarch and butterfly populations around the world.

For more information visit – Monarch Waystation Program

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