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Santa Ana NWR

Map of Texas Coastal Birding Trail - Santa Ana NWR

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Season: Winter, Migration
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Fee charged. "Texas" Red-shouldered Hawks perched in the trees, and a variety of shorebirds in the shallows. Tropical Parulas nest in the Refuge (infrequently) where they weave their nests in the strands of Spanish Moss. Watch for the long pendulous nests of the Altamira Oriole. Clay-colored Robin has been found along this trail in the past. Unless the Refuge is extremely dry, during winter and migration you should see all three kingfishers on this walk. Many unusual Valley hawks such as Gray Hawk, Hook-billed Kite, and Common Black-Hawk (very rare) have been seen soaring over the woods. This Spanish Moss-lined trail often attracts tropical butterflies such as Julia, Zebra, and Mexican Bluewing. The large iridescent green dragonfly that seems to follow your every step is the Great Pondhawk.

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Rt. 2 Box 202A
Alamo, TX 78516

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