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Oyster Lake Road

Map of Texas Coastal Birding Trail - Oyster Lake Road

CTC 008

Season: Winter, Migration
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Oyster Lake Road travels through an extensive salt marsh, and in winter many species such as Clapper Rail, Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow, and Seaside Sparrow may be abundant along the roadside. Scan the islands along the bayshore for American Oystercatcher, and watch for bay ducks such as Redhead, Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, and Red-breasted Merganser. In migration the scrubby trees along the roadside may be swarming with migrants, and always remember to watch overhead for raptors and swallows. The rice fields that border the northern section of Oyster Lake Road (as well as along Franzen Road) may be packed in spring with migrant shorebirds such as American Golden-Plover, Hudsonian Godwit, Baird's Sandpiper, and White-rumped Sandpiper. Both Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes are ubiquitous in winter, and remember to examine each Snow Goose flock for Ross.

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