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Prairies, hardwood forests, rivers, bayous, marshes, lakes, bays and the Gulf of Mexico shoreline characterize the Brazosport area. This ecological diversity, combined with the area’s mild climate and position within the Central Flyway make Brazosport home and haven to more than 300 species of native and migratory birds.

Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge Discovery Center near Freeport has many birding opportunities.

Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

The Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is an extensive 43,000-acre refuge with a varied habitat of salt grass prairies, mud flats,...
San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge near Lake Jackson Observation Platform

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge

The San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge is an excellent place to bird-on-your-own in small groups or individually just outside of...
Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary Birders 2019

Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary

Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary is home to salt cedars, beach dunes, gulf frontage, and brackish marshes. With an observation tower...
Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in Lake Jackson

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory

The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory is a research and education facility in Lake Jackson that coordinates data on migrating and resident...
Surfside Bird and Butterfly Trail

Surfside Bird & Butterfly Trail

The Surfside Bird & Butterfly Trail is 2.5 miles surrounded by native plants and woodland and bordered by the Freeport...
Freeport Wetlands Trail Birds

Freeport Wetlands Trail & Bird Observatory

The Freeport Wetlands Trail overlooks hundreds of ducks and geese during the winter. See them for yourself on a one-mile loop...
Dow Woods in Lake Jackson along Bastrop Bayou

Dow Woods

Dow Woods consists of 338-acres of virgin hardwood riparian forest dissected into north and south sections by Bastrop Bayou. There are...
Sea Center Birding Boardwalk

Sea Center Texas

Sea Center Texas is a hatchery, aquarium, and education center located in Lake Jackson. The Texas Parks & Wildlife facility can produce...
Surfside Beach Birding

Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach is a birder’s paradise. Northern gannets may be seen in the winter from the jetties and mergansers drift into...