About the Refuge

Lake at Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge photo copyright Tom Carlisle

Located five miles southwest of the city of Houma, Louisiana, Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge conserves 4,416 acres of freshwater marsh and pond habitat, intersected with levees and man-made canals, and bisected by the Intercoastal Waterway.

Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge

Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1996, conserves and protects freshwater marshes in western Terrebonne Parish in south–central Louisiana. The refuge is a top priority wetland conservation project of the Gulf Coast Joint Venture of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan due to the importance of its habitat for waterfowl using the Mississippi Flyway. The Refuge's freshwater marshes attract thousands of migratory waterfowl, while other habitats provide critical spring and fall habitat for neotropical migratory birds.