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Port O’Connor and Seadrift Professional Review and Guide
"Calhoun County consistently leads the nation in the number of birds recorded on the Annual North American (spring) Migration Counts. Port O’Connor also is the gateway to Matagorda Island, and a port for pelagic trips Both Port O’Connor and Seadrift are ports for commercial fishing and shrimp boats; Seadrift holds an annual Shrimp Festival each July. Port O’Connor boasts two fishing piers, a long rock jetty, and a lighted pier at the grassy Pier Park. Bay and offshore fishing are excellent. The town annually hosts a number of fishing tournaments between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Key birds: Brown Pelican; Neotropic Cormorant; Reddish Egret; Roseate Spoonbill; White and White-faced Ibis; Black-bellied Whistling-Duck; Mottled Duck; White-tailed Hawk; Crested Caracara; Black, Clapper, and King Rails; and Seaside Sparrow are present year-round. Magnificent Frigatebird; Wood Stork; Fulvous Whistling-Duck; Purple Gallinule; Sandwich, Least, and Black Terns."
--Roland H. Wauer & Mark A. Elwonger, Birding Texas (Falcon Guides).
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