Our county has some of the most breathtaking birds in North America as abundant visitors, including the Painted Bunting (a member of the Cardinal family). San Felipe and the Stephen F. Austin State Park are a part of The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail as one of the birding hotspots of coastal Texas, offering a variety of seasonal birding events. The Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge has 10,528 acres to preserve and restore coastal prairie habitat for the critically endangered Attwater’s prairie-chicken.