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Birding in Port Aransas

If you live and breathe birds, you’ll flock to Port Aransas and Mustang Island for your Texas birding vacation. In the heart of the number-one birding state, more birds hang out here than anywhere else in Texas. Located in the Central Flyway, the island boasts hundreds of species as permanent residents and thousands of migrating birds that consider it a perfect stop.


You’ll find numerous Port Aransas birding sites including the Birding Center, Wetlands Park and Paradise Pond, all part of the Great Texas Birding Trail and home to hundreds of permanent and migrating birds, reptiles and some mammals. The Birding Center & Wetlands Park features a boardwalk with a two-story observation tower for fantastic views of the wetlands, interpretive signage, a butterfly garden and native plant garden. You’ll also enjoy Paradise Pond, a freshwater pond attracting a number of migratory bird species. MakePort Aransas your Texas bird watching vacation destination!

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