Wildlife & Habitat

Pintails / Marvin DeJong

Situated on the Texas Gulf Coast, Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge supports an incredible diversity of wildlife.


Mild temperatures, fresh and salt water estuaries, bay waters and a blend of soils are a few of the factors that have created this rich habitat and home to many wildlife species. Because of its importance to birds, the Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge and its companion refuges, San Bernard and Brazoria (link), were designated an Internationally Significant Shorebird Site by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.