Lafitte's Cove Nature Preserve


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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.