Located 50 miles south of Houston on Hwy. 288, the Brazosport area consists of eight cities: Lake Jackson, Freeport, Jones Creek, Oyster Creek, Quintana, Richwood, Surfside Beach and Clute. Brazosport, located on the Texas Gulf Coast is where Texas began, where the first deep-water port was established and where the Republic of Texas’ first capital was located near modern-day West Columbia. The Brazosport area is known for its diversity, abundant natural resources, rich history, and natural beauty.
Brazosport always has fowl weather. Yes, our climate is perfect for birding. Each year thousands of birders travel from various states and countries to view the approximately 300 bird species known to the area. Located on a major migration flyway with a wealth of natural resources, the Brazosport Area is an important stop for neotropical migrants as they make their way back to their breeding habitats in the north. Hot birding spots in the area include the Brazoria and San Bernard National Wildlife Refuges, the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, and the Quintana Beach Bird Sanctuary. The National Audubon Society conducts an Annual Christmas Day Bird Count and consistently ranks Freeport as the number one site for different species counted on the North American Continent. Brazosport birding is highlighted each year with the Annual Migration Celebration. This festival is scheduled every April and consists of field trips, seminars, an expo and hands-on activities for kids.