Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

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Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Route 2, Box 202A, Alamo, TX 78516, Tel: 956-783-6117


Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is a 2,088 acre refuge established in 1943 for the protection of migratory birds. Thousands of birds from the Central and Mississippi flyways fly through the area on their way to and from Central and South America. The headquarters is located 7 miles south of Alamo, Texas, on FM 907 about 1/4 mile east on U.S. Highway 281.


Loons, Grebes, Pelicans, Cormarants, Darters, Frigatebirds, Bitterns, Herons, Ibises, Spoonbills, Storks, New World Vultures, Ducks, Geese, Swans, Hawks, Kites, Eagles, Caracaras, Falcons, Curassows, Guans, New World Quail, Rails, Gallinules, Coots, Cranes, Plovers, Stilts, Avocets, Jacanas, Sandpipers, Phalaropes, Gulls, Terns, Skimmers, Pigeons, Doves, Parakeets, Parrots, Cuckoos, Roadrunners, Anis, Barn Owls, Typical Owls, Goatsuckers, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Trogons, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Tyrant Flycatchers, Shrikes, Vireos, Jays, Crows, Larks, Swallows, Chickadees, Titmice, Verdins, Nuthatches, Creepers, Wrens, Kinglets, Gnatcatchers, Thrushes, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Starlings, Wagtails, Pipits, Waxwings, Silky-Flycatchers, Wood-warblers, Tangers, Sparrows, Cardinals, Blackbirds, Finches, Old World Sparrows.


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