Hilltop Nature Area
This is a tract of native vegetation and arroyos with a network of paved hiking trails through the park. Migrant bird species and South Texas vegetation. Great birding year round, but best during fall migration. Take the Violet Street exit from I-37, go south on Violet and turn right on Leopard About 0.3 miles west of Violet turn left into Hilltop. Stay to the right and park near the play area and the big BBQ pit.
Located In Northwest
The City’s Northwest side offers some of the best bird watching opportunities for bird lovers. Located on the Nueces River, Hazel Bazemore Park offers hawk watchers and bird enthusiasts a prime location to see birds migrate. Each spring and fall people gather to watch thousands of hawks fly overhead. The 77.6-acre park also includes a wetland, pond, and woodlands. Birding kiosks are located throughout the park. Labonte Park, at the city’s entrance, offers great views of the Nueces River as well as fishing and kayaking opportunities.