Welder Flats WMA: Wildlife Viewing
Phone: (979) 323-9553
County Courthouse, Room 101
Bay City, TX 77414
Dates Open: Open year round. Access is by boat.
Viewing wildlife is an enjoyable activity that is available in many of the Wildlife Management Areas of Texas.
Welder Flats WMA is a wintering ground for the endangered whooping crane and has been designated as a critical habitat by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Whooping Cranes are most likely to be present during late December through January. Visitors can take a boat to the area from Seadrift or Port O'Connor. A variety of wildlife including pelicans, shorebirds, ducks and geese use the area.