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Big Tree Birding

8:30a to 11:00a
Fri, April 12, 2024
Sara Rock
(361) 729-2858

Come along with us to view birds at the Big Tree Natural Area!

What will you see beyond the Big Tree? Join our park hosts for a bird walk in an area of the park that is otherwise closed to the public. We'll observe birds in a variety of habitats including live oak forests, coastal prairies, marshes, and bay shorelines. We may even be lucky enough to see an endangered Whooping Crane!

Registration: The electric tram is currently down for repairs. No registration required at this time.
When: Fridays from 8:30-11:00 A.M.
*Where: Meet at the Big Tree parking lot (*previously met at Day Use)
Bring: Binoculars, water, comfortable walking shoes, bug repellant, camera, and weather-appropriate clothing. The park has loaner binoculars available while supplies last.

*There are no facilities available at the Big Tree Natural Area.


  • Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.
  • Program is free with park entrance ($5/person, children 12 & under are free) or Texas State Parks Annual Pass.
  • Reserving your day pass in advance is strongly encouraged and can be done at Use self-pay station when office is closed.
  • Program may be cancelled if no participants are present within 10 minutes of the start time, or in the case of inclement weather.

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