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Port Aransas is host to hundreds of different species of our feathered friends. Encounters with Coastal Bend nesting species such as Roseate Spoonbills, Reddish Egrets, Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks, Bitterns, and Rails bring birding enthusiasts back to this island sanctuary time and time again.

With a whopping 6 different sites along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, Port A hosts many must-see lookouts for avid birders and wildlife photographers. To get that !up-close! ability to observe hundreds of species in their natural habitats, be sure to check out these spots:

  • Joan and Scott Holt Paradise Pond
  • Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center
  • UTMSI Wetlands Education Center
  • Mustang Island State Park
  • South Jetty
  • Port Aransas Nature Preserve