eBird Trail Tracker
Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings.
eBird Trail Tracker
Images and information on some of the amazing wildlife found on the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.
Enjoy and Explore!
Explore up to 12 miles of trails and enjoy seeing many wildlife species you will not find beyond the most southern tip of Texas!
Nature Walks & Programs
The refuge offers guided walks & special programs throughout the year that are fun for everyone.
Take a look at the Santa Ana Bird Feeding Station from the comfort of your own home!Link to Camera Feed
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
This 30 minute documentary highlights the important research and partnerships in place to ensure the recovery of the endangered ocelot. Biologists and landowners talk about tracking the cats, protecting and restoring ocelot habitat, the importance of partnerships, and what the public can do to help in the recovery of the species. Thank you to Richard Moore of Richard Moore Outdoors for creating this important and unique documentary and for letting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service share it with you. And thanks to the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute for their important contributions to ocelot recovery and to the many private landowners whose critical work on private lands has helped keep ocelots on the Texas landscape.Watch it here.
The ocelot is a small, spotted cat with a long tail. Visitors often confuse this wild cat with another commonly seen on the refuge -- the bobcat. The ocelot's range in the United States used to extend from South Texas up into Arkansas and Louisiana. Today, it is only found in the most southern tip of Texas where it is highly endangered due to loss of habitat.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2014