CTC 001: Sargent Beach
Begin your journey down the central section
of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail (GTCBT) by taking FM 457 south
from its intersection with FM 521 in Matagorda County. Explore the coastal
grasslands and marshes along FM 457 approaching the coast (White-tailed
Kite, Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane in winter). Scan the beach for
shorebirds (Black-bellied Plover, Piping Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling).
The bottomlands along Caney Creek, immediately southwest of Sargent,
accommodate a rich woodland avifauna. Many of the eastern woodland species,
such as Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Bluebird, and Swainson's Warbler
(rare), may be found in the forests along this waterway. PLEASE, ONLY
BIRD CANEY CREEK FROM THE PUBLIC ROADS.
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