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San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN Category IV (Habitat/Species Management Area)
Location Brazoria, Matagorda counties, Texas, United States
Nearest city Freeport, Texas
Area 45,730 acres (185.1 km2)
Established 1969
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Website San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge

The San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge is a 45,730-acre (185.1 km2) wildlife conservation area along the coast of Texas (USA), south of the towns of Sweeny and Brazoria, Texas. It encloses a bay behind a barrier island at the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is located in southern Brazoria and eastern Matagorda counties.

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San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge (near lower left) along the coast of southeast Texas.

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1969 and provides quality habitat for wintering migratory waterfowl and other bird life. Viewing the rippling marshes and ponds of the refuge gives an image of Texas as it was before settlement.

Three national wildlife refuges on the Texas coast - Brazoria, San Bernard and Big Boggy - form a vital complex of coastal wetlands harboring more than 300 bird species.

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, Brazoria County, Texas, USA (12 December 2016)
San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, Brazoria County, Texas, USA (12 December 2016)
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