Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail

View over 75% of Texas’ 600 different bird species along this nature driving trail.

The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail has been developed to help birders find the great avian resources along the Texas coast, and to ensure that the Texas coastal birding experience is rich and varied. The Upper, Central and Lower portions of the Trail comprise 43 separate loops. Each encompasses an array of associated sites and birds.

For birders, the Texas coast is a marvel of tanagers, buntings, orioles, warblers, and hummingbirds. With 613 documented bird, Texas exceeds all other states in opportunities to see a variety of birds. Texas specialties such as the green jay, ringed kingfisher, and great kiskadee provide birders with unique viewing opportunities. No wonder travelers converge on Texas to marvel at this colorful array.

Each site is marked with the Trail logo and with a unique site number. Many sites are enhanced with boardwalks, kiosks, observation platforms, and/or landscaping. The Trail map informs visitors about birds that may be found at each site, the best season to visit the locations, and information about food and lodging in the vicinity.