Welder Flats WMA: Wildlife Viewing

Phone: (979) 323-9553
County Courthouse, Room 101
Bay City, TX 77414

Contact: Matt Neslon

Dates Open: Open year round. Access is by boat.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing Permitted

Viewing wildlife is an enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas.

Welder Flats WMA is a wintering ground for the endangered whooping crane and has been designated as a critical habitat by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Whooping Cranes are most likely to be present during late December through January. Visitors can take a boat to the area from Seadrift or Port O'Connor. A variety of wildlife including pelicans, shorebirds, ducks and geese use the area.