Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBrazoria National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN Category IV (Habitat/Species Management Area)
|Location||Brazoria County, Texas, United States|
|Nearest city||Angleton, Texas|
|Area||44,414 acres (179.74 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
|Website||Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge|
The Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is a 44,414-acre (179.74 km2) wildlife conservation area along the coast of Texas (USA), east of the towns of Angleton and Lake Jackson, Texas. It borders Christmas Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway, separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Follet's Island.
Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1969 and provides quality habitat for wintering migratory waterfowl and other bird life. The refuge contains a freshwater slough which winds through salt marshes.
In summer, birds which nest on the refuge include 10 species of herons and egrets, white ibis, roseate spoonbill, mottled duck, white-tailed kite, clapper rail, horned lark, seaside sparrow, black skimmer, and scissor-tailed flycatcher.
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