Corpus Christi offers an unforgettable year-round birding experience, and with more than 200 species of birds in the area, it has been named the “Birdiest City in America” multiple years in a row by the Coastal Bend Audubon Society. The birds love our gulf beaches as much as we do, including the salt marshes and bays, woodlands, and grasslands.

Since these areas are so rich in supply of food options, a variety of species visit throughout the entire year.


For the ultimate birding adventure in the Gulf Coast Capital, we recommend planning your trip around the Birdiest Festival in America which happens in Corpus Christi every April. Experience amazing spring migration along the Texas Gulf Coast in the busiest of U.S. flyways, with several days of keynote speakers, bird tours, workshops, a vendor trade show, and more.

Bird Island at Padre Island National Seashore is another fantastic opportunity for birdwatching, and camping sites are available for an overnight experience that you definitely won’t want to miss. The South Texas Botanical Gardens is another great option for birding.


Don't be left out of the loop!

Corpus Christi sits on the Central Texas Coast (CTC) Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. The coastal birding trail is a wonderfully marked trail system with conveniences such as boardwalks, parking pullouts, observation platforms, and landscaping to attract native wildlife. These features allow you to get closer to see Texas's breathtaking birds. The Central Coast map starts near Matagorda Bay, traveling through the Victoria and Corpus Christi areas, and ends just south of Kingsville.

No matter which direction you head into Corpus Christi, there is a Birding Loop along the way.

Corpus Christi Bay Loop