Did we mention that we have birds in Matagorda County?  You may be excited to know that we are a nationally recognized location for bird watching.  We have hundreds of species and some of the best birding anywhere.  We are on the major Central Flyway zone where migratory birds come to winter.  They include song birds, shorebirds, water fowl, raptors and many others who seasonally fly between North and South America.  

Every year since 1997, Matagorda County has produced the largest Audubon Christmas Bird Count in North America.  Check out the Audubon video of the Mad Island Christmas Bird Count to see what a great time you can have bird watching just a few minutes down the road from Bay City.  Audubon has also listed seventeen priority birds that can be seen nesting or viewed year round in our neighborhood.

If you have not discovered wildlife viewing as an outdoor activity, now is the time to think about it.  With the Matagorda County Birding CenterCentral Coast Birding Trail and Matagorda Bay Nature Park in our backyard, we are a bird watcher's delight.

Calendar of Events

We are a busy city! Check our calendar to see different events going on in our community. 

Please email to let us know if your organization would like to add an event.

Upcoming Events / Calendar »

27 February 2017

Bay City Video

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28 January 2017

Wild Game and Wine Camofest

The Bay City Main Street program is hosting the Wild Game and Wine CAMOFEST on January 28, 2017 f… Read More »

8 December 2016

Rock The Block...Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and Christmas Karaoke

Come down to the Historic Downtown Bay City from 5 to 7 pm. Don your ugliest Christmas sweater an… Read More »

19 November 2016

November Market Days on the Square

Bay City Market Days on the Square will be held from 9 am to4 pm. Saturday, November 19 at the Ma… Read More »

I have lived in Bay City for 7 years after moving from the Deer Park area. We enjoy living in Bay City for many of the city's attributes; from the slow pace, friendly atmosphere to the close proximity to the beach and river. It is easy to be involved in the community's organizations because people are friendly and willing to help each other out. It is such a great welcoming culture from the Houston lifestyle.

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