Upper Texas Coast Birding

The Upper Texas Coast is a popular birding location as it is positioned perfectly within the Mississippi and Central Flyways. Over 300 species of bird can be seen along the upper Texas coast, with migrants passing through in spring from South America to North America both directly over the Gulf of Mexico and circumnavigating it.

Don’t miss out on year-round birding opportunities. Winter migration is the only time of year you can see some of the exciting migrants overwintering in the area – species such as Sandhill Crane, American Kestrel, Belted Kingfisher, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Loon, and Vermilion Flycatcher call the Upper Texas Coast home during the winter.

Photo: Roy Freese
Photo: Barry Hatch
Birders at Sabine Woods