Webcam view of the
Matagorda jetties

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Matagorda County Jetty Park

Map of Texas Coastal Birding Trail - Matagorda County Jetty Park

CTC 003

Season: Winter, Migration
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There are numerous pull-outs along this road, and the marshes adjacent to this road support a wide variety of wading birds such as White Ibis, White-faced Ibis (look closely for Glossy in spring), and Roseate Spoonbill, as well as salt marsh specialists such as Clapper Rail and Seaside Sparrow. Walk out onto the pier in winter and scan the Gulf for Northern Gannet, scoters, or jaegers (in the summer, look for Magnificent Frigatebirds soaring over the placid Gulf waters). Gulls, terns, and shorebirds roost at the mouth of the river adjacent to the pier. In addition, the beach to the east is an excellent spot to look for Snowy and Piping plovers.

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