Seabourne Creek Nature Park is one of the best birding spots in all of Fort Bend County. The bird sanctuary has been designed by chapter members to allow visitors a great view of the migrating birds that pass through as well as the resident birds that call the park their home.
Photos byTMNCPC Members
While all parts of Seabourne are great for birding, a bird sanctuary has been created in the woodland area of the park. This area contains feeders that are kept filled and maintained by chapter volunteers, a continuous water drip and bird bath, plus benches for visitor’s comfort.
Volunteers have planted hundreds of bird-attracting trees, shrubs and annuals in the area which does a great job of bringing in hundreds of species of birds. There is also a bird blind further back in the park that looks on an opening in the woods containing bird feeders and water drips.
To date, 224 species of birds have been seen in Seabourne.
To see a summary of these bird sightings at Seabourne, click here to go to the eBird Hotspot page.
Some of the unusual birds you might see at the
Bird Sanctuary and other areas of the park are:
- Bullock’s oriole
- Black-billed cuckoo
- White-tailed hawk
- Hooded merganser
- Wood stork
- Hudsonian godwit
- Western tanager
- Green kingfisher
“Big Sits” at Seabourne Creek Nature Park
Once a year in spring, as part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s annual Great Texas Birding Classic, we host a “Big Sit” at Seabourne. The chapter’s own team is called the Prairie Perchers. Over 80 species of birds can be seen at Seabourne…all while sitting within a 50-foot diameter circle! Enjoy this video that tells all about this fun event.
Here are a few photos from the 2021 Big Sit:
To see more information about the flora and fauna seen at Seabourne, check out our iNaturalist project by clicking here.