• Aerial View of Padre Island National Seashore

    Padre Island

    National Seashore Texas

On the Laguna Madre

373,000 Western sandpipers in flight over the Laguna Madre

Migratory birds are just a part of the complex system that makes the Laguna Madre such a majestic and important place.  Click on the photo above to learn more about why the Laguna Madre is so special.

NPS Photo

The Laguna Madre, which is Spanish for "Mother Lagoon," is home to a beautiful diversity in wildlife, vegetation, and unique habitats. Select one of the following topics to learn more about how you can enjoy and explore this rare and beautiful hypersaline lagoon.

Click here to listen to a podcast on the Laguna Madre.

Birding

Boating

Camping

Fishing

Hunting

Swimming

Windsurfing

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