Great Texas Wildlife Trails

Great Texas Coastal Birding Trails


These trails wind through 308 distinct wildlife-viewing sites, encompassing the entire Texas coastal region.

Does visiting some of the most well-known coastal birding sites in Texas sound appealing to you, or would you rather visit some off-the-beaten-path local birding hotspots? The coastal birding trail has it all. Plus, conveniences such as boardwalks, parking pullouts, observation platforms, and landscaping to attract native wildlife allow you to get closer to see Texas's breathtaking birds. There are three coastal birding maps to send you on a well-rounded tour of the coast's top birding sites. The Upper Coast map covers driving loops from the Louisiana border, through the Houston and Beaumont coastal areas, and down to Brazosport. The Central Coast map starts near Matagorda Bay, traveling through the Victoria and Corpus Christi areas, and ends just south of Kingsville. The Lower Coast map encompasses the southern tip of Texas along the border with Mexico, from South Padre Island, through Brownsville, Harlingen, and McAllen, and west towards Laredo. The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail maps are a great way to enjoy your time on the Gulf Coast.

  • The Coastal Birding Trail maps are essential to viewing the songbirds that grace out Gulf Coast.

    Use these maps to find local parks hidden in the midst of cities that offer shelter to migratory birds passing through. The variety of birds light up area trees with their vibrant colors during spring and fall migration.
  • Visit heron rookeries and be wowed by the amazing number of egrets, herons and roseate spoonbills clearly visible from viewing platforms. You may even get a glimpse of an alligator (from a safe distance, of course!).
  • These maps also guide you into the old growth forests of East Texas to seek out the Red-cockaded Woodpeckers and other East Texas specialties.
  • The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail maps lead you to sites to view some South Texas specialties such as the Green Jay, Great Kiskadee and Plain Chachalaca, in addition to the occasional Mexican rarity, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

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