Brazoria

National Wildlife Refuge - Texas

The Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is located along the coast of Texas, east of the towns of Angleton and Lake Jackson. It borders Christmas Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway, separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Follet's Island. The refuge contains a freshwater slough which winds through salt marshes. In winter, more than 100,000 snow geese, Canada geese, pintail, northern shoveler, teal, gadwall, American wigeon, mottled ducks, and sandhill cranes fill the numerous ponds and sloughs to capacity. In summer, birds which nest on the refuge include 10 species of herons and egrets, white ibis, roseate spoonbill, mottled duck, white-tailed kite, clapper rail, horned lark, seaside sparrow, black skimmer, and scissor-tailed flycatcher.

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Reptiles and Amphibians of Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWR) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).Texas Mid-coast NWR Complex - Reptiles and Amphibians

Reptiles and Amphibians of Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWR) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Mammals of Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWR) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).Texas Mid-coast NWR Complex - Mammals

Mammals of Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWR) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Butterflies and Dragonflies of Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWR) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).Texas Mid-coast NWR Complex - Butterflies and Dragonflies

Butterflies and Dragonflies of Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWR) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Fish of Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWR) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).Texas Mid-coast NWR Complex - Fish

Fish of Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWR) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Brazoria NWR https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Brazoria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazoria_National_Wildlife_Refuge The Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is located along the coast of Texas, east of the towns of Angleton and Lake Jackson. It borders Christmas Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway, separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Follet's Island. The refuge contains a freshwater slough which winds through salt marshes. In winter, more than 100,000 snow geese, Canada geese, pintail, northern shoveler, teal, gadwall, American wigeon, mottled ducks, and sandhill cranes fill the numerous ponds and sloughs to capacity. In summer, birds which nest on the refuge include 10 species of herons and egrets, white ibis, roseate spoonbill, mottled duck, white-tailed kite, clapper rail, horned lark, seaside sparrow, black skimmer, and scissor-tailed flycatcher.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Reptiles and Amphibians Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex FAMILY MICROHYLIDAE American Alligator E. Narrow-mouthed Toad Great Plains Narrow mouth Toad FAMILY RANIDAE S. Crawfish Frog Bullfrog Bronze Frog Southern Leopard Frog Reptiles ORDER TESTUDINES TORTOISES & TURTLES The following 100 reptiles’ ranges are expected to include Brazoria County and the refuges. Amphibians ORDER CAUDATA SALAMANDERS ORDER ANURA FROGS & TOADS FAMILY SCAPHIOPODIDAE Hurters Spadefoot FAMILY ANAXYRUS Dwarf American Toad Woodhouse’s Toad Gulf Coast Toad FAMILY SIRENIDAE Western Lesser Siren FAMILY SALAMANDRIDAE Central Newt FAMILY AMBYSTOMATIDAE Marbled Salamander Small-mouthed Salamander FAMILY HYLIDAE FAMILY KINOSTERNIDAE Mississippi Mud Turtle Common Musk Turtle Yellow Mud Turtle FAMILY CHELYDRIDAE Common Snapping Turtle FAMILY EMYDIDAE Mississippi Map Turtle Ornate Box Turtle Blanchard’s Cricket Frog Cope’s Gray Treefrog Green Treefrog Northern Spring Peeper Eastern Gray Treefrog Squirrel Treefrog Spotted Chorus Frog Strecker’s Chorus Frog Upland Chorus Frog Skink Photograph by Pete FAMILY TEIIDAE Six-lined Racerunner Texas Spotted Whiptail FAMILY SCINCIDAE Green Treefrog Southern Prairie Skink Five-lined Skink Broadhead Skink Ground Skink Checkered Garter Snake Rough Earth Snake Eastern Garter Snake Plains Blind Snake Texas Night Snake W. Smooth Green Snake E. Yellow-bellied Racer FAMILY ANGUIDAE Red-eared Slider W. Slender Glass Lizard Texas Diamondback Ter- rapin FAMILY COLUBRIDAE Red-Eared Slider Texas River Cooter Mississippi Ring-necked Three-toed Box Turtle Snake Texas Glossy Snake Western Chicken Turtle Texas Rat Snake Texas Scarlet Snake Southwestern Rat Snake FAMILY TESTUDINIDAE Western Mud Snake FAMILY ELAPIDAE Texas Tortoise Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Texas Coral Snake Dusty Hog-nosed Snake FAMILY TRIONYCHIDAE Speckled Kingsnake FAMILY VIPERIDAE Midland Smooth Softshell Prairie Kingsnake Southern Copperhead Pallid Spiny Softshell Louisiana Milk Snake Western Cottonmouth Western Coachwhip Canebrake Rattlesnake FAMILY CHELONIIDAE Rough Green Snake Western Pigmy Rattle- Loggerhead Sea Turtle Marsh Brown Snake snake Green Sea Turtle Blotched Water Snake Western Massasauga Atlantic Hawksbill Sea Broad-banded Water Snake Western Diamondback Turtle Gulf Salt Marsh Snake Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle ORDER CROCODYLIDAE FAMILY DERMOCHELIDAE Diamondback Rattlesnake Leatherback Sea Turtle FAMILY CROCODYLIDAE American Alligator ORDER SQUAMATA SNAKES & LIZARDS FAMILY IGUANIDAE Green Anole FAMILY PHRYNOSOMATIDAE Northern Fence Lizard Texas Horned Lizard Texas Spiny Lizard TRUE CROCODILES Diamondback Water Snake Graham’s Crayfish Snake Gulf Crawfish Snake Flat-headed Snake Gulf Coast Ribbon Snake Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex 2547 CR316 Brazoria, TX 77422 Phone 979-964-4011 Fax 979-964-4021 Photographs © Greg Lavaty
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Mammals Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex Cougar FAMILY MUSTELIDAE Long-tailed Weasel American Mink Northern River Otter Spotted Skunk Striped Skunk FAMILY PROCYONIDAE Raccoon Ringtail Raccoon The following 52 mammals’ ranges are expected to include Brazoria County and the refuges. MAMMALS ORDER DIDELPHIMORPHA MARSUPIALS FAMILY DIDELPHIDAE Virginia Oppossum ORDER XENARTHRA EDENTATES FAMILY DASYPODIDAE Nine-banded Armadillo ORDER INSECTIVORA INSECTIVORES FAMILY SORICIDAE Short-tailed Shrew Least Shrew FAMILY TALPIDAE Eastern Mole ORDER CHIROPTERA BATS FAMILY VESPERTILIONIDAE Big Brown Bat Eastern Pipestrelle Eastern Red Bat Evening Bat Hoary Bat Brazilian Free-tailed Bat ORDER CARNIVORA CARNIVORES FAMILY CANIDAE Coyote Gray Fox Red Fox FAMILY FELIDAE Bobcat ORDER ARTIODACTYLA UNGULATES FAMILY SUIDAE *Pig (feral) Coyote White-footed Mouse FAMILY CRICETIDAE Muskrat FAMILY MYOCASTORIDAE *Nutria ORDER LAGOMORPHA LAGOMORPHS FAMILY LEPORIDAE Bobcat FAMILY CERVIDAE White-tailed Deer ORDER RODENTIA RODENTS FAMILY SCIURIDAE Eastern Fox Squirrel Eastern Gray Squirrel Southern Flying Squirrel FAMILY GEOMYIDAE Attwater’s Packet Gopher Baird’s Pocket Gopher FAMILY CASTORIDAE American Beaver FAMILY MURIDAE Deer Mouse Eastern Woodrat Eastern Harvest Mouse Fulvous Harvest Mouse Hispid Pocket Mouse House Mouse Roof Rat Hispid Cotton Rat Marsh Rice Rat Northern Pygmy Mouse *Norway Rat Eastern Cottontail Swamp Rabbit White-Tailed Deer California Jackrabbit * denotes an invasive species Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex 2547 CR316 Brazoria, TX 77422 Phone 979-964-4011 Fax 979-964-4021 Bobcat Photograph by Mack Hicks All Other Photographs © Greg Lavaty
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Butterflies and Dragonflies Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex Gray Hairstreak Western Pigmy Blue Cassius Blue Marine Blue Ceraunus Blue Reakirt’s Blue Eastern Tailed Blue Spring Azure Tiger Swallowtail FAMILY LIBYTHEIDAE (Snout Butterflies) Snout Butterfly FAMILY HELICONIIDAE The following butterflies’ and dragonflies’ ranges are expected to include Brazoria County and the refuges. ORDER LEPIDOPTERA BUTTERFLIES FAMILY PAPILIONIDAE (Swallowtails) Pipe-vine Swallowtail Black Swallowtail Giant Swallowtail Tiger Swallowtail Spicebush Swallowtail Palamedes Swallowtail FAMILY PIERIDAE (Whites and Sulphurs) Checkered White Cabbage White Great Southern White Falcate Orangetip Orange Sulphur White Angled Sulphur Yellow Angled Sulphur Dog Face Cloudless Sulphur Orange-barred Sulphur Large Orange Sulphur Little Yellow Mexican Yellow Sleepy Orange Dainty Sulphur FAMILY LYCAENIDAE (Gossamer-winged) Harvester Great Purple Hairstreak Soapberry Hairstreak Eastern Pine Elfin Banded Hairstreak Striped Hairstreak Northern Hairstreak Red Banded Hairstreak Dusky-blue Hairstreak Olive Hairstreak Henry’s Elfin White-m Hairstreak (Longwings) Gulf Fritillary Julia Zebra FAMILY NYMPHALIDAE (Nymphalids) Variegated Fritillary Bordered Patch Silvery Checkerspot Texan Crescent Phaon Crescent Pearl Crescent Question Mark Mourning Cloak Red Admiral American Painted Lady Painted Lady Buckeye Red-spotted Purple Queen Viceroy Common Mestra Goatweed Leafwing Hackberry Emperor Tawny Emperor FAMILY SATYRIDAE (Satyrs & Wood Nymphs) Southern Pearly Eye Gemmed Satyr Carolina Satyr Little Wood Satyr Common Wood Nymph FAMILY DANAIDAE (Milkweed Butterflies) Monarch Queen FAMILY HESPERIIDAE (Skippers) Silver-spotted Skipper White-striped Longtail Long-tailed Skipper Dorantes Longtail Northern Cloudywing Southern Cloudywing Confused Cloudywing Southern Scalloped Sootywing Sickle-winged Skipper Sleepy Duskywing Juvenal’s Duskywing Horace’s Duskywing Funereal Duskywing Wild Indigo Duskywing Common Checkered Skipper Tropical Checkered Skipper Turk’s Cap Skipper Hayhurst’s Scallopwing Mazans Scallopwing Common Sootywing Swarthy Skipper Neamathla Skipper Julia’s Skipper Clouded Skipper Least Skipper Orange Skipperling Southern Skipperling Fiery Skipper Meske’s Skipper Whirlabout Southern Broken Dash Northern Broken Dash Little Glassywing Sachem Broad-winged Skipper Yehl Skipper Dun Skipper Lace-winged Roadside Skipper Celia’s Roadside Skipper Common Roadside Skipper Eufala Skipper Twin-spot Skipper Brazilian Skipper Salt Marsh Skipper Obscure Skipper Ocola Skipper Polydamas Swallowtail Mexican Silverspot White Peacock ORDER ODONATA DRAGONFLIES FAMILY AESHNIDAE (Darners) Common Green Darner Comet Darner Regal Darner Swamp Darner FAMILY GOMPHIDAE (Clubtails) Clubtail spp. FAMILY MACROMIIDAE (Cruisers) Royal River Cruiser FAMILY CORDULIIDAE (Emeralds) Common Baskettail Prince Baskettail FAMILY LIBELLUIDAE (Skimmers) Four-spotter Pennant Halloween Pennant Banded Pennant Calico Pennant Eastern Pondhawk Great Pondhawk Band-winged Dragonlet Seaside Dragonlet Slaty Skimmer Common Whitetail Needham’s Skimmer Great Blue Skimmer Widow Skimmer Greater Hyacinth Glider Roseate Skimmer Blue Dasher Wandering Glider Spot-winged Glider Eastern Amberwing Carolina Saddle Bags Black-mantled Glider Red-mantled Glider Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex 2547 CR316 Brazoria, TX 77422 Phone 979-964-4011 Fax 979-964-4021 Photographs © Greg Lavaty
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fish Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex Bastrop Bayou Fishing Pier The following 127 fish ranges Goldfish Red shiner are expected to include Brazoria County and the refuges. Blacktail shiner Common carp Mississippi silvery minnow Spotted gar Plains minnow Longnose gar Ribbon shiner Alligator gar Shoal chub American eel Silver chub Inshore lizard fish Golden shiner Least puffer Blackspot shiner Bowfin Smalleye shiner Skipjack herring Ghost shiner Gizzard shad Sharpnose shiner Gulf Menhaden Chub shiner Threadfin Shad Silverband shiner Bay anchovy Sand shiner Goldeye Mimic shiner Grass pickerel Pugnose minnow Central stoneroller Suckermouth minnow Grass carp Fathead Minnow Bullhead minnow Creek chub River carpsucker Blue sucker Lake chubsucker Smallmouth buffalo Black buffalo Spotted sucker Gray redhorse Family Mugilidae Striped mullet White mullet Lady fish Gulf pipefish Chain pipefish Black bullhead Yellow bullhead Blue catfish Channel catfish Tadpole madtom Freckled madtom Flathead catfish Sea catfishes Hardhead catfish Gafftopsail catfish Gulf toadfish Atlantic midshipman Pirate perch Brook silverside Inland silverside Atlantic needlefish Western mosquitofish Sailfin molly Western starhead topminnow Golden topminnow Gulf killifish Diamond killifish Blackstripe topminnow Bayou topminnow Longnose killifish Plains killifish Rainwater killifish Sheepshead minnow White bass Crevalle jack Flier Redbreast sunfish Green sunfish Warmouth Orangespotted sunfish Bluegill Dollar sunfish Longear sunfish Redear sunfish Spotted sunfish Bantam sunfish Spotted bass Largemouth bass White crappie Black crappie Banded pygmy sunfish Western sand darter Scaly sand darter Slough darter Cedar Lake Creek Boat Ramp Slop Bowl Aerial Photo Dusky darter Spotfin mojarra Silver jenny Tidewater mojarra Flagfin mojara Pigfish Freshwater Drum Black Drum Red Drum Gulf Kingfish Sand Seatrout Silver Seatrout Spotted Seatrout Spot Atlantic croaker Silver perch Sheepshead Pinfish Southern Flounder Fringed flounder Bay whiff Hogchoker Lined sole Blackcheek tonguefish Southern stingray Atlantic stingray Naked goby Clown goby Darter goby Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex 2547 CR316 Brazoria, TX 77422 Phone 979-964-4011 Fax 979-964-4021 Photographs © Greg Lavaty

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