Bald eagle spotted in restored wetlands
Galveston Bay Foundation members spotted a bald eagle using the recently restored wetlands in Burnet Bay, located off of Crosby-Lynchburg Road.
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 more than 200 community and corporate volunteers.
Historically, this area consisted of uplands and intertidal marsh habitat before it was lost to subsidence.
In addition to the bald eagle, the new habitat mounds are used 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, also known as 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 site.
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