• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

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  • Sobriety checkpoint Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Law Enforcement officers at Padre Island National Seashore will conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint Saturday, August 23, 2014 on Park Road 22 near the park’s entrance. The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and apprehend alcohol and drug impaired drivers.

  • Park Phone issues

    The visitor center main phone line and fax line are not working. To reach the park visitor center, call (361) 949-8069 or (361) 949-4793. Fax to (361) 949-7091, Attention: Visitor Center. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Bird Island Basin Campground rehabilitation starts August 18, 2014

    The second part of a project to repair facilities and rebuild eroded shoreline at Bird Island Basin Campground begins August 18. Minor disruptions of activities in the immediate area may occur. None of the work should affect use of the boat ramp.

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?

White-tailed buck (odocoileus virginianus)

The white-tailed deer on the island are not considered the island's largest native mammal because they are believed to come across the Laguna Madre from the mainland. Coyotes are considered the island's largest native mammal. More...