- Bay City Chamber of Commerce, (979) 245-8333 or (800) 806-8333, www.baycitychamber.org
- Eagle Lake Chamber of Commerce , (979) 234-2780, www.visiteaglelake.com
Take FM 457 south from its intersection with FM 521 in Matagorda County. Explore the coastal grasslands and marshes along FM 457 approaching the coast (White-tailed Kite, Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane in winter). Scan the beach for shorebirds (Black-bellied Plover, Piping Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling). The bottomlands along Caney Creek, immediately southwest of Sargent, accommodate a rich woodland avifauna. Many of the eastern woodland species, such as Pileated Woodpecker and Eastern Bluebird, may be found in the forests along this waterway. This site is a great jumping off point for birders wanting to explore the Upper Texas Coast Birding Trail. PLEASE, ONLY BIRD CANEY CREEK FROM THE PUBLIC ROADS.