The wooded preserve on the ridge is the island's best temporary refuge for trans gulf neotropic songbird migrants, heading north in spring, south in fall. Sit and watch at 3 water drips, brightly colored warblers, tanagers, orioles, thrashers, thrushes, catbirds, etc. The shallow fresh water ponds host waterfowl and sandpipers much of the year and waders year round.
Habitat Types: Wooded uplands, grasslands, freshwater sloughs and ponds, large trees
Typical Bird Types: Warblers, Vireos, Thrushes, Ducks, Shorebirds, Snipe
Birding View Locations: Several water drips in woods, gazebos, and from the boardwalk
Parking: At entrances
A detailed description of top birding areas, a map and seasonal checklist of species sighted are included in the Great Birding In and Around Galveston Island brochure, available here for download.