What Is It? Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is a 97,000-acre wildlife refuge that lies near the border of Mexico that is home to more documented species of birds than any other National Wildlife Refuge in the country.
Why Do It? There are an incredible 417 species of birds, including green jays, aplomado falcons, turkey pheasants, and cardinals, and in the autumn, a million redhead ducks can be seen on the Laguna Atascosa. It’s also an important habitat for nesting sea turtles, blue crabs, and many other species.
Good to Know: The refuge is open to the public for wildlife watching, education, interpretation, hunting, fishing, and nature photography.