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“Great for bird watching” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hans A. Suter Wildlife Area

Hans A. Suter Wildlife Area
Corpus Christi, TX
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
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Owner description: Birders can watch gulls, black-necked stilts, American coots and numerous other birds from the boardwalks at this popular viewing site, considered one of the best waterbird viewing areas in the world.
San Antonio, Texas
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“Great for bird watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

This is a great area for bird watching. It has a nice playground for the kids.

Visited February 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

I'm not a bird watcher, but even I liked it. It has a boardwalk that leads from the parking area out to the edge of Oso Bay maybe a quarter mile or so. Amazing number of waterfowl in the mud flats at the end of the boardwalk. During bad weather, some shelter in the canal that parallels the boardwalk.

The worst thing about it is finding it as most people are unaware of it's existence. Easiest way to find it is to head South along 358, the main freeway in that part of Corpus Christi. Find Nile Drive, and, if heading south, go left under the freeway, i.e. head NNE. The wildlife area is at the end of Nile. You just drive straight into the parking area. There is even a traffic signal making entering/exiting easy.

Visited February 2012
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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“Beautiful birds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Hans Suter is a terrific boardwalk out on to an estuary. The birds are magnificent. I love coming here.

Visited December 2011
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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“Birdy to the Max”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

I was there for less than two hours and spotted over 20 species of animals: Two types of pelicans, avocets, ducks, teals, coots, skimmers, spoonbills, kingfishers, turtles, coons, 2 types of egrets, 2 different herons, etc.. Its a little odd that the water comes from the reclamation plant but there is no offensive smell. There's a pier that goes next to the reclamated water and ends at the bay were you get a lovely view of the local university. This is a really nice spot I'd suggest to out-of-towners who would like to get an idea of how pretty corpus could be if it wasn't full of ... people and all the crap that comes with them. Great spot for nature walks and picnics. But nothing too crazy- its under video surveillance!

Visited February 2012
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Sterling, Virginia
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Found out about this area from a brochure at Padre Island National Seashore. Really glad I visited. Easy trail, boardwalk overlooking shallow area containing literally thousands of birds. Skimmers, pelicans, gulls, avocet and numerous other waterfowl were the featured events of the day. Visited twice and each time, occupants were a little different. Well worth the stop here.

Visited January 2012
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