Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge

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Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Matagorda County, Texas, United States
Nearest city Bay City, Texas
Coordinates 28°45′30″N 95°48′45″W / 28.75833°N 95.81250°W / 28.75833; -95.81250Coordinates: 28°45′30″N 95°48′45″W / 28.75833°N 95.81250°W / 28.75833; -95.81250
Area 5,000 acres (20 km2)
Established 1983
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/texasmidcoast/bigboggy.htm

The Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife conservation area along the coast of Texas (USA) in southeastern Matagorda County, south of the towns of Bay City and Wadsworth. It borders a bay behind a barrier island at the Gulf of Mexico. Established in 1983 and encompassing 5,000 acres (20 km2) of salt marsh.[1]

Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge (bottom left) along the coast of southeast Texas.

Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge is for the birds. The refuge is only open to the public for waterfowl hunting season and for special activities.[1]

Three national wildlife refuges on the Texas coast - Brazoria, San Bernard and Big Boggy - form a vital complex of coastal wetlands harboring more than 300 bird species.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b FWS (September 2008). "BigBoggy Refuge". FWS.gov. Archived from the original on 23 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 
  2. ^ FWS (September 2008). "San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge". FWS.gov. Archived from the original on 20 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.