More than 380 species of birds have been found at Padre Island National Seashore. This is nearly half of all bird species that have been documented in North America! From November through March, visitors can join experienced birding guides on a free 2-3 hour driving tour to find and observe the amazing variety of birds found in the park. Please call the Malaquite Visitor Center at (361)949-8068 for more information.
The National Seashore is a fabulous place for birds and bird-lovers because it is located on the Central Flyway, a major migration route on which birds travel during their migration to and from North, Central, and South America. Sandhill cranes, snow geese, redhead ducks, and several other birds fly down from northern nesting habitats to spend the winter in the area.