Pelican Pier in Rockport Texas is a private pier along Fulton Beach Road in Little Bay. It was named after its popularity with large flocks of brown and white pelicans who come here to rest and enjoy the beauty of Little Bay.
During migration, you can spot them there resting or hunting for baitfish. Because of this, it’s also a perfect place for birdwatchers and ideal location where you might be able to spot them there each year!
Here is where it is located on the map
Pelicans have been around for nearly thirty million years and are the most recognizable of all coastal birds.
There are many differences between the American White Pelican and Brown Pelicans. Firstly, there is an obvious difference in color with white being more dominant than brown but this doesn’t stop them from standing out against their habitat much like snow does to a landscape. There are other smaller details that differ as well such as weight (16 lbs for white versus 15lbs for brown) wingspan lengths of 108 inches or even six feet long at its longest point (for whites). That’s not all; one of the most noticeable things about these birds is what they eat! The ones who get it right on land enjoy eating fish while those living near water will snack on crabs and small crustaceans when possible instead.
The interesting thing about both types seen here
The Pelican Pier at Connie Hagar Wildlife Sanctuary in Little Bay is one of the most popular birdwatching spots on Rockport’s scenic Texas Gulf Coast. Located off of Fulton Beach Road, the Pelican Pier offers a pristine view of this slice of Texas paradise and has proven to be a favorite spot for brown pelicans from all over. No matter which way the winds blow, they always find their way back there to rest and relax.
Here is a nice Video of some of Rockport’s Pelican flocks flying in formation along Water Street.
Especially exciting to watch are Aransas County’s flocks of Brown pelicans. They can be found throughout our coastlines. With their population drastically decreasing, these birds almost disappeared from Texas because they were poisoned by DDT which caused them to lay thin-shelled eggs that would break during incubation. But now through conservation efforts like a ban on pesticides in 1972, this brown bird is making its comeback!
You will love Rockport’s Pelican Pier, which offers a spectacular view of the Gulf. We have other great landmarks for you to visit as well- be sure to check out our live camera feed from the beautiful Rockport Beach Park!
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