Saturday, January 12, 2013

What's on The Island?

If you were following our blog last year you know that the South Padre Island Birding Center was a favorite place for us to visit.  Lots of good birds and boardwalks that get you close to them.

The drizzle finally relented for a few hours so we headed out there.

This is a great place to see many of the long legged wading birds of the Texas coast. We saw several Great Blue Herons, as well as a Little Blue Heron.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
 We were also treated to good looks at this Reddish Egret that was resting out of the wind.
Reddish Egret
This Tricolored Heron quietly searched for a meal.
Tricolored Heron
 The Snowy Egret was perched up high enough out of the water that we could see the "golden slippers" that are often used as a field mark.  Those are some pretty fancy shoes!
Snowy Egret
Though not in the same family, this White Ibis likes to wade around in the water, so I'll include it.
White Ibis
Check back tomorrow for some birds with shorter legs!



  1. Is that the place with the lovely boardwalks? My favorite is the reddish egret... love watching their antics as they hunt for dinner. Nice Photos!

    1. Hi Sharon-

      Yes, this is the place with the outstanding boardwalk system. It makes it so easy to get out over the marsh and see the birds.