Birding the Clear Lake Loop
The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail
Bird the shores of the bay, lush parks, creeks, bayous, woodlands, coastal wetlands, prairies, and wildlife refuges.
Birders flock to the Clear Lake Loop because of its high saturation of desirable birds, along with rare birds like the endangered Whooping Crane. It’s also a great place to get started in birding because of the wide variety of bird species—ranging from wading birds, seabirds, and waterfowl to woodland and songbirds.
The Clear Lake Loop offers several different habitats for birders to explore, including marshes, woods, coastal wetlands, and high-grass prairies. These varied habitats provide a refuge for birds during spring and fall migrations, while other birds are present year-round.
Several world-class nature centers help you reconnect with nature, view wildlife, and enjoy exploring the great outdoors. Visit heron rookeries and be wowed by stunning egrets, ibis, and roseate spoonbills. Walk wooded trails and search for birds flitting between the treetops, and hide behind bird blinds and spy birds wading through marshes in search of a meal. Even driving the local roads you're likely to spot some head-turning birds.
The Clear Lake Loop in League City
Little Cedar Bayou Park
Seabrook Wildlife Refuge & Park
Armand Bayou Nature Center
Bay Area Park
Nassau Bay Park
Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Clear Creek Nature Center
Walter Hall Park
Challenger Seven Memorial Park
Mustang Bayou Trail - Alvin
Trail at John Hargrove Environmental Complex
Shadow Creek Ranch Nature Trail
Clear Lake Birding Trail, Nature Tourism Information and Travel Information, Trip Ideas