From League City real estate in Texas to Cape Coral homes in Florida, Taylor Morrison new home communities along the Gulf offer a treasure trove of aquatic bird viewing opportunities for would be ornithologists.
Birding is a great way to get outside and build a bond with our natural surroundings – all you need to get involved is a love for wildlife and a healthy dose of curiosity.
Finding Birders near You
New to the sport?
All 3 are great ways to connect with fellow bird enthusiasts and introduce yourself to the ins and outs of birding.
Birds to Look For
Here’s a starter pack of gorgeous Gulf birds1 to knock off your spotting list:
Seaside Sparrow – Find foraging near water’s edge in tidal marshes2.
Glossy Ibis – Often spotted using their sickle-shaped bill to probe for food in shallow water.3
Anhinga – Found in quiet, sheltered, freshwater marshes.4
Lesser Black Backed Gull – Congregate on beaches near high concentrations of food.5
Masked Booby – Nest inland but usually spotted flying over warm waters.6
American Woodcock – Annual migration brings American Woodcocks back to the Gulf during the winter following breeding season in the north.7
Double-Crested Cormorant – Adaptable. Found in almost any aquatic habitat.8
Consult this list of common Gulf birds to add more targets to your checklist!