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Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

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The south Texas landscape is a unique blending of temperate, subtropical, coastal, and desert habitats. Mexican plants and wildlife are at the northernmost edge of their range, while migrating waterfowl and sandhill cranes fly down for the mild winters. This combination makes Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge world famous for its birds, and home to a mix of wildlife found nowhere else. It is a nesting ground for the endangered Least Tern and nine other endangered or threatened species, including rare wild cats, the ocelot and jaguarundi.

Find out more about the refuge and its wildlife through the exhibits and videos at the visitor center. Some of the best birding can be found in the area surrounding the visitor center.

The center is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily

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