• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • BIB Campground Rehabilitation begins March 17, 2014

    A project to repair the facilities and rebuild the eroded shoreline in the Bird Island Basin Campground will begin March 17, 2014. Minor disruptions in the immediate area may occur. Please note that none of the work should affect the use of the boat ramp.

  • North Beach is open, South Beach will open at 8 am 4/5/2014

    The oil-covered materials on the beach have been removed, and clean-up is nearly complete. The North Beach portion of the park is open to driving as of 11:50 am on 4/4/2014. The South Beach portion will open to driving at 8 am on 4/5/2014.

Endangered and Threatened Birds in Texas

At present, there are 13 birds that are considered to be threatened or endangered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Of these, five are federally listed. Click on the following links to learn more about each of these birds and the reasons for their diminishing numbers.

Waterbirds

State Status

Federal Status

Reddish Egret

Threatened

White-faced Ibis

Threatened

Wood Stork

Endangered



Raptors

State Status

Federal Status

Swallow-tailed Kite

Threatened

Bald Eagle

Threatened

Northern Aplomado Falcon

Endangered

Endangered

American Peregrine Falcon

Threatened



Shorebirds

State Status

Federal Status

Interior Least Tern

Endangered

Endangered

Piping Plover

Threatened

Threatened

Sooty Tern

Threatened



Songbirds

State Status

Federal Status

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

Endangered

Black-capped Vireo

Endangered

Endangered

Tropical Parula

Threatened



Did You Know?

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Beaches in Texas are considered public highways and therefore all vehicles on them must be street-legal and licensed. More...