Representing a compromise between the developer and the community, Lafitte’s Cove is a subdivision built within natural wetlands and a prominent oak motte. Today, local landowners work to preserve the wetlands and canals around their homes, as well as maintain the preserve that is one of the best places to see migrating songbirds on the Texas coast.
Check the ponds on the other side of the road for Roseate Spoonbill, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, and shorebirds. In the winter, you may see Bufflehead and Redhead. Along the boardwalk, look for Sora and the occasional Glossy Ibis in the pond.
Image credits: northern cardinal by gary_leavens, blue grosbeak by Dan Pancamo via Wikimedia commons.