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Matagorda County Birding Nature Center

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Address: Bay City, TX 77414
Phone Number: 979-245-3336

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Relaxing walking trails

This is such a nice place to see the wildlife. The trails are well kept and there are many places to sit and enjoy the view. There are many species of birds and other wildlife... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Erin T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a nice place to see the wildlife. The trails are well kept and there are many places to sit and enjoy the view. There are many species of birds and other wildlife such as deer and more. There is a pavilion with restrooms and a picnic area as well as a pier to overlook the river. Dogs... More 

Thank Erin T
The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Went here on one of our trips recently. Cost hardly anything to get in and was a pleasant way to spend a few hours. There were a few bird hides so you could get close to seeing them, also well sign posted routes around the grounds. The area was nice and tidy and well kept. I think we went the... More 

Thank St_matty
Bay City, United States
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

It's a beautiful park with excellent opportunities to view a number of birds and other local fauna. Really, that's the reason I wanted to practice hiking with my full backpack which I was going to be lugging on my trip in Alaska. However, one particular park host was worried my full backpack indicated I was a vagrant, homeless man looking... More 

Thank Andrew S
Bay City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I've been here several times wince moving to Bay City. Always I've had the place to myself so it is a poorly utilized place though it deserves a lot more attention form the community. What it does have is great attention from whoever keep it up because the grounds are beautiful, well laid out, and always well kept. It's a... More 

Thank TexasPhilip
Wasilla, Alaska
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

If you're a person who likes to go Birding or even like Botany/Gardens..this is a very pleasant and designed well Nature Center. There are paved paths for easy walking, well marked signage, and in April the birding is great. Also, if you are handicapped or elderly and have a difficult time walking distance, they have Golf Carts available for only... More 

4 Thank AKBoots1944
Geneva, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Matagorda has many birds. The center has very nice trails and wonderful knowledgeable guides. It was a wonderful afternoon.

2 Thank Jo P
Houston, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

They offer bird walks and have a very large 1200 acre sanctuary for he herons, sandpipers and spoonbills.

2 Thank Mark1959
Wylie, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family and I truly enjoyed visiting the birding center. The staff there was very polite and very knowledgeable about the area the animals there.

2 Thank Beatriz G
Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I visited the nature center early in the morning and, although I'm not a birder, I really enjoyed my walk. The center is very well maintained and includes a number of different environments, wetlands, thicket, streams and ponds, flower gardens, and has many benches for sitting and bird-watching. I surprised a deer as I walked down one of the many... More 

3 Thank texasrepublichistory
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

It's a pretty park! I had a Nutria come up to me and it was surprisingly cute. There are a lot of turtles and sea birds, beautiful gardens, and flowers. It's only 5$ per car load or 3$ a person. I ran into some staff and they were friendly and told me a lot about the animals and area. I... More 

2 Thank Crystal H

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