• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • Park Phone issues

    The visitor center main phone line is out. To reach the park call (361) 949-8069 or (361) 949-4793. The issue has been reported, however the phone company is having difficulty locating the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Padre Island National Seashore will Conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

    To protect the public from impaired drivers and help ensure a safe park experience for all visitors, Padre Island National Seashore law enforcement will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, July 19, 2014 on Park Road 22 near the park’s entrance.

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?

NPS arrowhead

Metal detecting is prohibited at Padre Island National Seashore as well as at all other units of the National Park Service. More...