Houston East Birding Sites

Houston, Texas

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The 225-acre Jesse H. Jones Park offers 5 miles of paved, all-weather trails, natural white sand beaches along Spring Creek, picnic sites, and a nature center featuring live animals, displays, and dioramas. The park staff offers a wide assortment of environmental education activities. The park is open from dawn to dusk. Key birds: Reddish Egret, White and White-faced Ibis, Wood and Mottled Ducks, Pileated Woodpecker, and Fish Crow are present yearround. Anhinga; Neotropic Cormorant; Least Bittern; Roseate Spoonbill; Wood Stork; Fulvous Whistling-Duck; Least Tern; Redheaded Woodpecker; Wood Thrush; Prothonotary, Swainson’s, Kentucky, and Hooded Warblers; Louisiana Waterthrush; Indigo and Painted Buntings; Dickcissel; and Bronzed Cowbird occur in summer. American White Pelican; Osprey; Bald Eagle; Sandhill Crane; American Woodcock, and Field, LeConte’s, Fox, and Harris’s Sparrows can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.
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Birding Texas

by Roland H. Wauer & Mark A. Elwonger (Falcon Guides)

The 225-acre Jesse H. Jones Park offers 5 miles of paved, all-weather trails, natural white sand beaches along Spring Creek, picnic sites, and a nature center featuring live animals, displays, and dioramas. The park staff offers a wide assortment of environmental education activities. The park is open from dawn to dusk.

Key birds: Reddish Egret, White and White-faced Ibis, Wood and Mottled Ducks, Pileated Woodpecker, and Fish Crow are present yearround. Anhinga; Neotropic Cormorant; Least Bittern; Roseate Spoonbill; Wood Stork; Fulvous Whistling-Duck; Least Tern; Redheaded Woodpecker; Wood Thrush; Prothonotary, Swainson’s, Kentucky, and Hooded Warblers; Louisiana Waterthrush; Indigo and Painted Buntings; Dickcissel; and Bronzed Cowbird occur in summer. American White Pelican; Osprey; Bald Eagle; Sandhill Crane; American Woodcock, and Field, LeConte’s, Fox, and Harris’s Sparrows can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.

©  Roland H. Wauer & Mark A. Elwonger/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Houston
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best April and May for spring migrants and nesting activities
Local Contacts: Sheldon Lake State Park and San Jacinto State Park;
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Houston East Birding Sites

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May 2018