Description: Dos Vacas Muertas is a small preserve protected on three sides by salt cedar, with trees, a small fresh water pond. The rear opens out to intertidal marshlands.
Directions: This area consists of large tidal flats that cover many acres of open sand bars, grass-covered wetlands, and several miles of beaches. The grass-covered wetlands are summer nesting areas for many skimmers. To reach Dos Vacas, head west on FM 3005 just before Sea Isle. On the right is a protected area managed by the Houston Audubon. In case it is impossible to access the beach due to high water, enter the beach just south of the water tower and ride on the beach two miles to the Pass.
Habitat Types: Nine acres with ponds, trees, trails, and drips.
Typical Bird Types: Migrating songbirds.
Birding View Locations: 3005, Northside immediately before Seal Isla, “Seabird”.
Parking: On Seabird.
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.