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Birding
Local Bird Watching
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Ranked in the top five birding destinations in the United States, League City, as part of the Bay Area, features more than 220 species of birds. Located on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, League City is an ecotourism haven. The region is a popular rest stop for North American migratory birds traveling the Central Flyway. Purple Gallinule, Red-Headed Woodpecker, Great White Pelican, and the once endangered Brown Pelican are among the many birds that can be seen along local trails and in bird-appreciation parks.


Local Sites
  • Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Clear Creek Nature Center
    1220 Egret Bay N.
    League City, TX 77573
  • Walter Hall Park
    807 Highway 3 N.
    League City, TX 77573
  • Challenger Seven Memorial Park
    Grissom Road and Nasa Road
    Webster, TX 77598

Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Clear Creek Nature Center
Texas Parks and Wildlife has added the City of League's Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Nature Center to the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trails tiny bird watchers.jpgin 2011. The nature center is an excellent habitat for migrant birds, such as Sandhill Cranes, Great Blue Herons, ibises, American Egrets, Great White Herons, owls and various song birds, which use the area to nest and feed. Occasionally endangered whooping cranes have been known to visit the site. Ducks, pelicans, shore birds and wading birds can also be found along the isolated pond along Clear Creek.

The Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Nature Center joins Challenger 7 Park and Walter Hall Park as premier birding destinations on the Great Texas Birding Trails League City. You can view the trail on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.