For Wildlife and You
Refuges are managed for wildlife and habitat and to ensure future generations
will always have wild places to explore!
Atakapa & Karankawa Indians
their discarded, piled shells gradually became mounds where trees took root and
today offer a perch to migrating birds.
Enjoying the Refuge
Waterfowl, red drum,
flounder, blue catfish and crab are but a few of the species that draw wildlife
enthusiasts to Texas Point Refuge.
A Closer Look
Get up close and personal with
some of the refuge's wild residents and the habitat they depend
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
Mottled ducks are tied to
coastal habitats their entire life. They typically nest in cordgrass on the
dryer areas and use adjacent wetlands for raising their broods. Essentially
non-migratory birds, mottled ducks live year-round in fresh, intermediate, and
brackish marshes, including those found on the Texas Point National Wildlife
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Northern Pintail / Rick Leche ©, Blue catfish, Baltimore oriole / USFWS, Alligator / USFWS, Mottled duck / John Schwarz ©
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2014