Seabrook is a bird sanctuary on one of the largest migratory paths in North America. With a diverse habitat of both fresh and salt marsh, bay shoreline, riparian and upland woodlands, 291 species of birds have been identified.
Birders
Spoonbill
Get the 'Birds of Seabrook' birding list online, or contact us for a free printed brochure.
Birds of Seabrook
Heron
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Seabrook is on the Clear Lake Loop of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail and has four designated sites along Todville Road.
  • McHale Park is a lovely spot from which to view the western shore of Galveston Bay. Flotillas of American White Pelicans fish nearshore waters in winter, and the adjacent marhses pull in scads of herons and egrets.
  • Hester Garden Park, a former nursery, is an undiscovered gem. Look for migrant landbirds in the impressive variety of trees and shrubs. Check these woods in late fall and winter, since many of these plants are evergreens and therefore attractive to lingering or wintering insectivores.
  • Pine Gully offers another view of Galveston Bay, and the trees within the park are worth inspecting for migrant land birds. The wetland has been restored within this park, and should be checked for shorebirds.
  • Robinson Park contains approximetly 20 acres of old oaks, and a trail connects these woodlands with Pine Gully Park. There is a marsh area in the middle that connects to Pine Gully.