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, over 300 species of birds have been identified.
Some of the city’s parks make bird watching a treat, providing viewing platforms and water holes that attract osprey, waxwings, warblers, sandpipers, buntings, and many migrant songbirds.
Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail
Seabrook is on the Clear Lake Loop of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail and has four designated spots along Todville Road. Visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website for more information and the Houston Audubon website for bird count survey results.
If you are looking for a fun activity for kids, you should check out the Seabrook Pelican Path. Statues of Seabrook’s mascot, the white pelican, can be found in stylized dress throughout the city. Take the challenge and try to spot them all.
The Houston Audubon hosts monthly bird surveys on the first Saturday of each month at Pine Gully Park in Seabrook. Pine Gully Park is UTC 079 on the Upper Texas Coast Birding Trail and an eBird hotspot with 186 species reported to eBird prior to the first survey in December 2018. Two new species, a Greater White-Fronted Goose and Bald Eagle were added to eBird sightings after the December 2018 survey. In January, 50 species were found, including Common Loon and Marsh Wren. For more information about birding events hosted by the Houston Audubon, send us an email.