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  • Mottled duck with ducklings / John Schwarz ©

    For Wildlife and You

    National Wildlife Refuges are managed for wildlife and habitat and to ensure future generations will always have wild places to explore!

  • Baltimore oriole / USFWS

    Atakapa & Karankawa Indians

    Centuries of their discarded, piled shells gradually became mounds where trees took root and today offer a perch to migrating birds.

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  • Blue catfish

    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.

    Visitor Activities

  • Alligator / USFWS

    A Closer Look

    Get up close and personal with some of the refuge's wild residents and the habitat they depend upon.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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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: Jul 07, 2015
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