Birding

The Port Arthur area offers birders beautiful coastal scenery as well as some of the most exciting bird watching anywhere. Thanks to its location smack in the path of two migratory bird flyways—the Central and the Mississippi—Southeast Texas is a birder’s paradise.

Hundreds of species either call the region home permanently or seasonally, including storks, falcons, road runners, owls, warblers and flycatchers. Birders can find a stunning variety of habitats as well as species, plenty to check off and add to cherished life lists. You just can’t imagine how close you can get to the natural habitat of birds and animals that live and migrate along the upper Texas Coast. Alligators are a common sight.

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Listings

Fishing on Sea Rim

Sea Rim State Park

19335 State Hwy 87, Sabine Pass, TX 77655
(409) 971-2559

Where the Gulf Meets the Marsh At the far southeast corner of Texas lies a remote...

Egrets

Birding at Pleasure Island

520 Pleasure Island Boulevard Port Arthur, Texas, 77640
(409) 982-4675

Drive over the soaring MLK Bridge for scenic views and water birds Share Pleasure...

Flying bird with a fish at Claiborne West Park

Claiborne West Park

4105 North St, Vidor, TX 77662
(409) 745-2255

Park features 453 acres for woodland birds, 5 miles of trails and a pedestrian...

Bird at Hillebrandt Bayou

Hillebrandt Bayou Watershed

6088 Babe Zaharias Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77705

The above address is to Tyrrell Park, near the watershed area. The area is along...

bird at JD Murphree WMA

J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area

10 Parks and Wildlife Dr, Port Arthur, TX 77640

Wetlands part of Texas Chenier Plain, westernmost geologic delta of the...

a long billed Curlew

McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge

7950 South Gulfway Drive, Sabine Pass, Texas 77655

Thousands of ducks visit this part of the Texas Chenier Plain Refuge Complex. The...

statue of Dick Dowling

Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site

6100 Dowling Rd. Port Arthur, TX 77641
(512) 463-7948

The Battle at Sabine Pass The story of the Civil War battle fought here sounds...

bird watching at Sabine Woods

Sabine Woods

M3X2+MC Port Arthur, 1, TX

World-famous chenier ridge is known for spring and fall migration Birders from...

Tyrell Park water feature

Tyrrell Park

6088 Babe Zaharias Drive, Beaumont, TX
(409) 861-1929

Whether you like to take a walk and enjoy beautiful wildlife in the 900-acre...

Sunset at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

4017 F.M. 563 Anahuac, TX 77514

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge offers walking trail and auto tour loop Acres of...

Big Thicket National Preserve

FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625
(409) 951-6700

Explore the Big Thicket The Big Thicket National Preserve and Visitor Center...

bird flying over Cattail Marsh

Cattail Marsh Wetlands

4233 Babe Zaharias Drive, Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 842-0458

Cattail Marsh’s Wetlands Educational Center offers an elevated view. The...