E.g., Mar 31 2020
E.g., Mar 31 2020
Birding Tram Tour
Fri, 1/17/2020 8:30am to 11:00am
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Goose Island SP
202 S. Palmetto St.
, , 78382-7965
United States (361) 729-2858

Cover more ground, see more birds!

Join birding experts for a bird-focused tour of the park on an open-air electric tram. We'll explore the Live Oak-Red Bay woodlands, coastal prairies, marshes, bay shorelines, and freshwater wetlands of Goose Island State Park, and even venture out to the Big Tree in search of endangered Whooping Cranes. Expect to learn about and identify birds seen on the route, which includes a stop at the bird viewing area. This program is designed for both novice and experienced birders. There may be optional opportunities to get off the tram and walk a short distance to view birds. 

Limited space available. Advanced registration is recommended. Please call (361) 729-2858 or visit Park Headquarters to register.


When: 8:30-11:00 A.M. Please arrive at the park at least 10 minutes before the start time. 

Where: Check in at headquarters to obtain a tour ticket then meet at the Day Use Area.

Bring: Binoculars, water, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, camera, and weather-appropriate clothing. The park offers a limited number of binoculars available for loan, but it is best to bring your own.


  • Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program. Children under two years of age must be seated on the lap of a guardian. 
  • Pets are not allowed on the tram. 
  • Program is free with park entrance ($5/person, children 12 & under are free) or Texas State Parks Annual Pass.
  • Large groups please contact Sarah Nordlof for a private event. 
  • Program may be cancelled if no participants are present within 10 minutes of the start time, or in the case of inclement weather.

Things To Do: 
Hiking/ walking
All ages