Bald eagle spotted near Baytown

Galveston Bay Foundation spotted a bald eagle using the recently restored wetlands in Burnet Bay

June 24, 2010 10:32:45 AM PDT
Galveston Bay Foundation spotted a bald eagle using the recently restored wetlands in Burnet Bay, located off of Crosby-Lynchburg Road (North Independence Parkway). The wetlands restoration project began in the summer of 2009, and has since created intertidal marsh mounds that have been planted with smooth cordgrass by over 200 community and corporate volunteers. Historically, this area consisted of uplands and intertidal marsh habitat before it submerged and was lost due to subsidence.

In addition to the bald eagle, the new habitat mounds are utilized by several species of birds including terns and white and brown pelicans, as well as flounder and other aquatic species.

The wetlands can easily been seen from Crosby-Lynchburg Road (North Independence Parkway). Take a trip to San Jacinto State Historical Park, enjoy a ferry ride across the Houston Ship Channel, and you might catch a glimpse of a bald eagle at the Burnet Bay wetlands restoration site.

The mission of the Galveston Bay Foundation is to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources of the Galveston Bay estuarine system and its tributaries for present users and for posterity. For further information contact GBF at 281-332-3381 or visit the website at www.galvbay.org.


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