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Pleasure IslandTX

Port Arthur's Pleasure Island, an 18.5 mile long man-made body of land, extends from the mouth of the Neches River on the northwest to the Sabine Causeway on the southeast and is surrounded by Sabine Lake and the Sabine Neches Intracoastal Waterway.

Pleasure Island is a place of beauty.  Its hills, bluffs, and vistas of Sabine Lake are a delight and pleasure to those who visit.  Pleasure Island is where the fun begins!

Sailing | Golfing | Fishing/Crabbing/Boating | Hiking/Biking | Birding | Disc Golfing | Camping



For more information, contact the Port Arthur Convention and Visitors' Bureau.
409-985-7822 or 1-800-235-7822

Birds of the Upper Texas Coast

Birding on Pleasure Island

Winter is the best season to bird Pleasure Island.  Be on the lookout for any and all of the following:

Common Loon Canvasback
Bufflehead Common Goldeneye
Red-Breasted Merganser Mottled Duck
Northern Shoveler Pintail
Blue and Green-Winged Teal Gadwall
Ruddy Duck Wigeon
Fulvous Whistling Duck White Pelican
White-Tailed Kite Brown Pelican
Spotted Sandpiper Chicadee
American Pipit Caspian Tern
Heron Forster's Tern
Tricolored Heron Black Tern
Little Blue Heron Least Tern
Black-Crowned Night-Heron Gull
Red-Winged Blackbird Grackle
White Ibis Cattle Egret
Roseate Spoonbill Snowy Egret
Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron Great Egret
Black Skimmer Anhinga
Purple Marten Black-Necked Stilt
Neotropic Cormorant  

Pleasure Island is unique for exotic birds and other wildlife.  Alligators, raccoons, and rabbits are common inhabitants.  Occasional sightings of bobcats, wolves, and otters have been reported.

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