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Nature Activities

Corpus Christi is the perfect spot for the wildlife enthusiast to observe many fascinating species in their natural habitat. There is beautiful life soaring all around “America’s Birdiest City.” From the nature trail at Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge to the Padre Island National Seashore, where the Kemps Ridley sea turtles migrate to nest, there is a place for all your wildlife needs.

Book a Certified Wildlife Guide!
Corpus Christi offers a one of a kind guiding experience. If you are looking for the ultimate outdoor experience, we can recommend one. To find the right guide for you, a Wildlife Guide Certification Program was designed and created to offer a quality outdoor experience to visitors. The only program of its kind, the Certification provides visitors with a will-rounded, educated Certified Wildlife Guide, who will leave the experience understanding and appreciating the wildlife and habitat of Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend.

The Corpus Christi Nature Portal
Below you can locate the perfect guide for your more adventurous trips and also services that allow you the opportunity to relish in the natural beauty of Corpus Christi. Click on the links below to enter our Nature Portal for more detailed information on the five major nature activities on the Texas Gulf Coast.


The Bike and Hike Plan
City, County and Regional Transportation Authorities have teamed up to create this exciting and exhaustive guide to all cycling, walking and hiking trails on the Gulf Coast. These wonderful amenities are for all to enjoy in the hope of establishing more livable communities, where people benefit from outdoor recreation and promote a “green” environment. Click here to view information about the Corpus Christi Bay Trail.

Remember to request a free Visitor’s Guide for easy access to information on the best places to stay and great things to do while on your coastal vacation. Explore the outdoors of South Texas and open yourself up to a new world of excitement.

TAMUCC Birding Courses

TAMUCC Kayaking Courses

TAMUCC Basics of Saltwater Fly Fishing Course

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