"Different birds every visit!"
- on TripAdvisor
We visited the birding center 3 times over our two day vacation and saw new birds each time. There is a boardwalk low to the water so it's easy to see the wildlife. We saw lots of different kinds of ducks, white Pelicans, great blue herons, green herons, turtles, ruddy duck with a blue bill, roseate spoonbills, purple martins (some so close on the railing we could almost touch them), nutrias, several different kinds of warblers and all types of other water birds. There are also alligators, but we didn't see them. If you are a nature/ bird watcher, don't miss the birding center when you visit Port Aransas. I would even suggest taking the ferry over to Port Aransas for a day trip. The center is free of charge, a short walk from the parking lot to the boardwalk, has a shaded park with flower gardens and information signs about the birds you are likely to see. There are no restroom facilities, but there are several other options within a block of the center. I highly recommend visiting this birding site, it's one of the best attractions of Port Aransas.