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Dedicated as stop #038 on the Upper Texas Coastal Map of The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, Jones Park provides important nesting grounds for year-round residents such as the Carolina Chickadee and Northern Cardinal, and is an important stopover for many migratory birds. Birders from literally all over the world put Jones Park on the list of birding hotspots.

Bird watchers. Jones Park stock photo

Lucky birders might see a Bald Eagle, Osprey, Green Kingfisher, Louisiana Waterthrush, Indigo Bunting, Barred Owl, Common Yellowthroat, Nothern Parula, White Ibis, or Roseate Spoonbill to name a few.

All bird census data from 1997 through present day is available online at

The best time for bird watching is early morning, and you are guaranteed to see many of our feathered friends any day of the year.

Jones Park offers a variety of birding programs throughout the year. See the program schedule for upcoming events.

Below are just some of the birds found at Jones Park.


Photos Courtesy of KAC Productions.

Barred Owl
Eastern Screech Owl
Wood Duck
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Nothern Cardinal
Carolina Chickadee
Great Horned Owl
Carolina Wren
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Swainson's Warbler
Pileated Woodpecker
Prothonotary Warbler
Recorded Bird Sightings at Jones Park

Green Kingfisher(PDF)

Louisiana Waterthrush(PDF)