Welcome Birders

Experienced or beginner, League City offers some of the best birding opportunities in the U.S. Gulf Coast habitats, like the ones in League City, are essential to the annual cycles of many species of breeding, wintering, and migrating waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and songbirds. Home to the Clear Lake Loop—an official Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail site—you’ll find plenty of opportunities to spot birds all year long.

Texas is home to more bird species than any other state.

Nearly 650 unique species and some of the most famous birding sites in the world are found in Texas.

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  • League City is a hot spot on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.


  • The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail is a system of trails, bird sanctuaries, and nature preserves stretching 500 miles across Texas, made up of 43 trails and 308 birding sites. It boasts some of the best birdwatching in the world.
  • The Upper Texas Coast region of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, where League City is located, consists of 15 birding-trail “loops.


  • The Clear Lake Loop has 16 official Upper Texas Coast birding sites.


  • Bird sightings along the Clear Lake Loop can range from 150–250 species.