Get Inspired, Grab Your Binoculars & Go! Gulf of Mexico Bird Watching Guide

Life on the Gulf – A Birder’s Paradise!

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?

Consult the ABA bird club list, join the Audubon Coastal Bird Survey or register with Project Noah.

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!










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