Watch the Waterfowl

Tingley Beach Duck BannerCurrently, all guests ages 2 and older are required to wear face masks and to maintain social distancing - 6 feet apart from others. Please do your part to help keep Tingley Beach safe and open.

Tingley Beach and the nearby Bosque ponds are great places to observe birds.

Most of the waterfowl that can be seen in and around the ponds at Tingley Beach are wild animals. There are  also several domestic birds that have been irresponsibly released. 

Although these waterfowl are not BioPark animals, they should be treated appropriately. Please do not allow children or dogs to chase the birds.

Many people enjoy feeding the birds at Tingley Beach.  It is best if you do not feed the wild birds, but if you do, we ask that you always feed away from the water (to reduce pond pollution) and follow the guidelines for healthy foods (to protect bird health). 

Bread is not nutritious for birds. Healthier choices for feeding the birds include:

  • Oats (rolled or quick)
  • Cracked corn
  • Frozen peas or corn
  • Grapes (cut in half)
  • Lettuce (chopped)
  • Veggie trimmings and/or peels
  • Earthworms

Thank you very much for your cooperation.