Coastal Birding Trail

The San Jacinto Texas Historic District is host to nine designated Coastal Birding Trail sites along the Clear Lake and San Jacinto Loops. For more information, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Great Texas Coastal Birding Trails site and click the “Upper Texas Coast” section of the map:

The following sites in the Clear Lake Loop are located within the boundaries of the San Jacinto Texas Historic District:

  • 77: McHale Park
    View the western shores of Galveston Bay from this lovely park.
    281-474-4517 |400 Todville Road, Seabrook, TX 77586 | FREE
  • 78: Hester Garden Park
    A former nursery with a large variety of trees and shrubs.
    281-474-4517 | 3029 Todville Rd., Seabrook, TX 77586 | FREE
  • 79: Pine Gully Park
    Enjoy a view of Galveston Bay while checking for water birds in the restored wetland area and the trees for migrant land birds.
    281-474-4517 | 605 Pine Gully Rd., Seabrook, TX 77586 | FREE
  • 80: Robinson Park
    Enjoy hiking trails, foot bridges, and a lovely gazebo. This park features 20 acres of old oaks and a trail connecting these woodlands with Pine Gully Park.
    281-474-4517 |702 Red Bluff Rd,  Seabrook, TX 77586 | FREE

  • 81: Armand Bayou Nature Center
    Sandwiched between NASA and the Bayport Industrial District, ABNC is a 2,500-acre wildlife preserve encompassing three distinct ecosystems: wetlands (estuarine bayou), woodlands (hardwood riparian forest), and tall-grass prairie. 
    281-474-2551 | 8500 Bay Area Boulevard, Pasadena, Texas 77507 | Check website for hours/admission.
  • 82: Bay Area Park
    Set back in the woods on the shores of Armand Bayou, this 64-acre park offers an unobstructed view of the Bayou from its parking area — the perfect place to watch for Osprey in migration during winter.
    281-326-6539 | 7500 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058 |FREE

The following sites in the San Jacinto Loop are located within the boundaries of the San Jacinto Texas Historic District

  • 39: Baytown Nature Center
    This 450-acre site is home to more than 300 species of birds and has earned the designation of "U.S. Important Bird Area" from the American Bird Conservancy. Several species of threatened and endangered birds rely on the area for migration, feeding, and nesting.
    281-424-9198 | 6213 Bayway Drive, Baytown, TX 77520 | Check website for hours/admission

  • 40: Eddie V. Gray Goose Creek Wetlands Education Center
    A knowledgeable staff is readily available to direct birders to local areas of interest. View the Wings Over Wetlands exhibit to learn about the diversity of birds that inhabit this wetlands area. 
    281-420-7128 | 1724 Market Street, Baytown, TX 77520 | FREE
  • 41: San Jacinto Battleground/Monument
    Visit the south end of this 1,200-acre state historic site for best bird watching. Wood Storks are often present in late summer and fall, and Hooded Mergansers and Greater Scaup have been seen during winter.
    281-479-2431 | 3523 Independence Parkway South, La Porte, TX 77571 |FREE 
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