CTC 014: Palacios Marine Education Center
Nature Trail
Season: All Seasons

From the intersection of Margerum Road and Business 35, drive west 0.6 mile to Camp Hulen Road and go south 0.7 mile to the entrance gate. Park in the visitor's parking lot, and walk the nature trail beginning to the left of the pier. At times in spring the scrub along the trail may be alive with migrant vireos, warblers, buntings, and orioles. Check the pond for wading birds such as herons, egrets, and bitterns, and walk out onto the observation deck to search Tres Palacios Bay for waterbirds. In the marsh around the observation deck you should find Clapper Rail, Seaside Sparrow, and Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow (winter).

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