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waders. It’s no wonder that in recent years, the county has recorded the largest number of species in the U.S. during the prestigious annual Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count. The waters of Matagorda Bay offer prime fishing for angling enthusiasts. Drift and wade fishers find redfish and speckled trout. Deep-sea fishers in the Gulf of Mexico catch grouper, red snapper, amberjack, wahoo, black drum and more. Fishing along the Colorado River and area creeks is also popular. Meanwhile, the new LCRA Matagorda Bay Nature Park and Preserve offers more outdoor activities and learning experiences. The 1,600-acre park features a visitors’ and environmental learning center, wildlife viewing areas, boardwalks and trails, and a recreational vehicle campground. Speaking of birds, Matagorda County ranks as one of the The nature park’s location near the mouth of the Colorado top birding spots in North America. Located on the central River on the Gulf of Mexico, affords visitors opportunities flyway for migratory birds on their way to and from to canoe, kayak and hike. Golfers and nature-lovers also Mexico, Bay City and the surrounding county are home to head for Riverside Park, just south of Bay City. The park 333 species of birds. features boating, fishing, camping, jogging trails, picnic pavilions, and the Rio Colorado Golf Course, an 18-hole Gary Numerous bays and streams criss-cross the county Player-designed course on the banks of the Colorado River. providing food sources for these birds, while timber FOOD AND FUN forests and prairie grasses make perfect nesting areas. Agricultural land, coastal prairies, salt marshes, as well as Agriculture has always been important to the life and vast stretches of sandy shoreline provide additional economy of Bay City, so it’s not surprising that fresh, local habitats for birds, attracting sea and shore birds as well as food and good restaurants are plentiful here. Along with its A New Vision for North Downtown • Mixed-Use Development (Complementing the Historic Character of the City) • New Park Space with Sports Courts • Extended Walking/Jogging Trail • Added Art Sculptures and Other Public Spaces 14


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