A Roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) is one of the nearly 186 kinds of birds that live or migrate through Big Thicket. These birds, named for the shape of their bill, can be found across the Gulf coast. Other birds that call Big Thicket home: bald eagle, peregrine falcon, American white pelican, hairy woodpecker and swallow-tailed kite. Birdwatching is one of the many activities visitors can enjoy in Big Thicket. The preserve also offers hiking, camping, kayaking and more.
Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service