Visited South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center that is around 20 miles from my current home base. There are boardwalks through marsh areas that allow you to observe birds close up. The seem to know they are safe and usually don’t fly away. I did not visit Galveston or Rockport, Texas this year, so it is nice to see the coastal birds here.
Above two pictures, tricolored herons
Above, reddish egret (top) and little blue heron (bottom).
White rumped sandpiper (top) and lesser yellowlegs (bottom).