Bent Oaks Rookery Park is an 8.856-acre piece of waterfront property located across from Little Bay and bordered by Broadway, Business Highway 35, and Maple Street. The nine-acre property includes large windswept oaks as well as an active Great Blue Heron and Great Egret rookery. The Rookery is federally protected under the Migratory Bird Act of 1918. It also includes a 14 space parking lot.
If you enjoy bird watching, then the Bent Oaks Rookery Park is a great place to stop by while touring the Rockport Fulton area and see the Great Blue Heron as well as the Great Egret. Birds have been nesting at the windswept oaks for many generations and can be found all year long. Photographers and bird lovers alike are often seen there observing the birds in their natural behavior. You will need a long-range lens or some binoculars to see the birds up close though, as walking through the nesting areas is prohibited.
Here is how to get there on the map
The property was purchased by the City of Rockport in January 2016 for $2.995 million using tax and revenue certificates of obligation. Below is a link to the City’s Park department if you have any additional questions about the site.
Let us keep going as there are still lots of things to see and do in the Rockport Fulton area. If you want to check out another nice close-by birding site the next place to go would be the Pelican Pier. It’s less than 5 minutes away and will give you a chance to see the beautiful Brown and While Pelican flocks that love to visit our little slice of paradise.
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