is a great place for bird watching
Galveston, Texas is one of the top
Bird Watching locations in the United States. With over 200
different local bird species and up to 300 during the migration
seasons, there are plenty of birds to watch. Even if you just stay
to the beach and downtown areas there are plenty of beautiful and
eye catching birds to view.
Even if you are new to bird watching
there are many places that are easy to find and offer an abundance
of local birds and other wildlife to see. Here are a few Galveston
locations that you can view everything right from your car and
never have to worry about the weather or wearing boots.
East End - Big Reef Nature
Take Seawall Blvd east past the
Ferry Road to the eastern tip of Galveston Island. In the last
section before Broddeker Road there is a large lagoon and all
along Broddeker Road there is beach and water areas that birds of
all kind frequent.
Mid Area - 8 Mile Road To Bay
Go west on Seawall Blvd to 8 Mile
Road and take a right. Go past Stewart Road and the area between
Steward Road and the bay is a huge marsh and dune area where there
usually are an abundance of birds all year around. If you get out
and wander around be sure to bring a good pair of knee high boots.
Not only to keep dry but there are snakes that frequent the area
Mid Area - Galveston Island
Go west on Seawall Blvd to 13 Mile
Road and the next exit is Galveston Island State Park. It's over
2000 acres of prime bird areas and you can go to both the beach
side and the bay side for spectacular views, wildlife, and birds
of all kinds. Once again it's a good idea for the knee high boots
on the bay side of the park.
Far West - San Luis Pass
Go west past the Galveston Island
State Park for about 10 miles and you will come to San Luis Pass
area. Take the last exit before you get on the bridge and you can
go to both the beach side and the bay side. Lots of birds,
wildlife, and kite fliers. In fact the variety and different sizes
of kites is truly worth the trip. A lot of people wade fish in the
Each one of these areas are worth
at least a few hours and maybe more. If you're there in early
spring or fall there are a lot of migrating birds about the areas
too. A good pair of binoculars is very handy and if you bring a
camera, some type of telephoto lens is advisable since you may not
be able to get to close too the birds due to habitant or the birds
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