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Goose Island

Copyright Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Goose Island is located at the southern tip of Lamar Peninsula in Aransas County, Texas. Located on the island is the Goose Island State Park, which boasts the "Big Tree", named State Champion Coastal Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) in 1969. It is estimated to be over 1000 years old and thought to be one of the largest live oaks in the nation. The main recreational activities on the island are camping, fishing and excellent birding. Other activities include picnicking, boating (motors allowed), nature study, wildlife observation and photography..

Goose Island
Coordinates:   28.13° N   96.97° W

Nearest Largest City:   Rockport, Texas, USA

Community Structure:
The shoreline on Goose Island is comprised of oyster shell, mud flat, marsh grass, mudflats, meadows, live oak mottes, dense shrub thickets and concrete bulkhead. The habitat variety at Goose Island makes it a good place to observe water birds, shorebirds and passerines both in migration and in residence. Some of the more common birds found on the island include hawks, falcons, terns, pelicans and swallows.

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Texas Parks & Wildlife - Goose Island State Park

Keywords:   Oak, Marsh, Falcon, Swallow, Hawk, Pelican, Tern

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