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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

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Each location within the Clear Lake Loop offers something a bit different. The variety of habitats provide fantastic opportunities for birders to find a variety of bird species.

Painted Bunting
Clear Lake Loop Birding Trail

Little Cedar Bayou Park

Pine Gully


Robinson Park

Seabrook Wildlife Refuge & Park

Hester Garden


Armand Bayou Nature Center

Bay Area Park

McHale Park

Nassau Bay Park

Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Clear Creek Nature Center

Walter Hall Park

Challenger Seven Memorial Park

Paul Hopkins


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 

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