San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge
|San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||Brazoria, Matagorda counties, Texas, United States|
|Nearest city||Freeport, Texas|
|Area||45,730 acres (185.1 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
|Website||San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge|
The San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge is a 45,730-acre (185.1 km2) wildlife conservation area along the coast of Texas (USA), south of the towns of Sweeny and Brazoria, Texas. It encloses a bay behind a barrier island at the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is located in southern Brazoria and eastern Matagorda counties.
San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1969 and provides quality habitat for wintering migratory waterfowl and other bird life. Viewing the rippling marshes and ponds of the refuge gives an image of Texas as it was before settlement.
- "Annual Report of Lands Under Control of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service" (PDF). www.fws.gov. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. September 30, 2010. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
- FWS (September 2008). "SanBernard Refuge". FWS.gov. Retrieved 2008-09-20.
- FWS (September 2008). "San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge". FWS.gov. Retrieved 2008-09-20.
- US Fish and Wildlife Service. "San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge". Retrieved 2016-06-18.