Winter Bird Watching

Many people enjoy birding in the springtime, but birding can be just as fun in the winter! During the colder months, it is less humid, there are fewer mosquitoes, and most places aren't as crowded. From October through March, you can find that many entrance fees are waived at popular spots where you can go birding. The changes in nature also make conditions easier to spot birds. This time of year, when trees lose their leaves, it is much easier to observe small birds with your binoculars.

A variety of species migrate to our area for the winter looking for a warmer climate. Our area provides a winter habitat for many species such as Bald Eagles, waterfowl, raptors, Red-tailed Hawks, White Pelicans, Eastern Phoebes, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, and much more. 

If you find yourself inspired to start birding this winter, grab your jacket and binoculars, and head out to one of the many birding spots available in League City. To start off, check out the Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Clear Creek Nature Center or Heritage Park. Snap a photo and share it with us by using the hashtag #LCBirding.