Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge


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Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Address:Rt 2 Box 202A
Alamo, TX 78516

Phone:956-784-7500
Fax:956-787-8338
Web: www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/santana.html
Established: 1943.
Location:Southern Texas, 7 miles south of Alamo.
Facilities:Visitor center, viewing sites, trails (12 miles, @di), auto tour route (7 miles), butterfly garden.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, tram tours (seasonal).
Special Features:Santa Ana is located where subtropical climate, gulf coast, great plains, and Chihuahuan desert converge. Thousands of birds from the Central and Mississippi flyways funnel through the area on their way to and from Central and South America. Area is also habitat for about half of all butterfly species found in North America.
Habitats: 2,088 acres of thorn forest.
Access: Open sunrise to sunset.
Wild life: Black-bellied and fulvous whistling duck, blue-winged, green-winged, and cinnimon teal, anhinga, white ibis, northern harrier, peregrine falcon, hook-billed kite, buff-bellied hummingbird, roseate spoonbill, Mexican ground squirrel, and the endangered ocelot and jaguarundi.

See other parks in Texas.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
= Chloroleucon ebano, CR = Castilla Ranch, SAN = Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and YBT = Yturria Brush Tract.
This refuge is located approximately 40 km east of Harlingen in Cameron County and approximately 80 km northeast of the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. Elevation at the collection site was approximately 5 m above sea level.
The study was conducted at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge (SANWR), Hidalgo Co., Texas, in the middle region of the LRGV.
Average territories/8 ha for two studies of breeding bird communities at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, southern Texas.
Fish and Wildlife Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife administer more than 16,500 hectare of Tamaulipan thorn woodland in southern Texas, including the 801-hectare Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Hidalgo County.
Constancy (number of plots out of 29 in which at least one individual of the species was found) of major woody species on Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge across all vegetation types.
Forty-four plants of 19 species were observed for flowering, fruiting, and leaf growth and drop weekly from May 1985 to January 1987 at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) (C Trail) (Table 1).