January Programs at South Texas Refuges


Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge 956-784-7500

Butterfly Walks

Wednesdays 10:00 am

Photo Walks

Thursdays 10:00 am

Nature Walks

Saturdays 1:00 pm

Bird Walks

Thursdays through Tuesdays 8:30 am

Tram Tours

Tuesdays through Sundays at 9:30 am, 12:00 noon, and 2:00 pm,  Tickets $4 adults, $3.50 seniors, free for under 16 years.

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge  956-748-3607 ext 111

January – March 2014 Programs


Habitat Tours of the Bayside Drive

Enjoy a guided tour through the habitats of the refuge including thornscrub forest, coastal prairie, wetlands and the scenic Laguna Madre.  Discover the history of the refuge – both natural and cultural, see how lands are being managed for wildlife, and view the special wildlife that call deep south Texas home.  Binoculars and jackets recommended.  There will be two stops with short, optional walks. Tickets $4 for adults (16+), $3.50 seniors (62+), under 16 free but ticket required, available at the Visitor Center the day of the tour.

Bus (starting Jan 16) – 2 ½ hour tour

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday                10:00 AM & 1:30 PM


Open-air Tram (starting Jan 5) – 3 ½ hour tour

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday                8:30 AM & 1:00 PM


Bird Tour (starting Jan 6)

Experienced birders will take you in a van to refuge birding hot spots where private vehicles are not allowed.  Tours alternate between Laguna Atascosa and Bahia Grande areas.  Thursdays – Mondays 8:30 am – 12 pm.  Call 956-748-3607 ext. 111 to make your reservation. $4 for adults (16+), $3.50 seniors (62+), under 16 free.

Native Plant Program (starting Jan 11)

Discover the variety and uses of thornscrub plants on a short walk around the visitor center.   FREE, Saturdays at 1 pm.

Bird Walks

Discover some of south Texas’ specialty birds on a short walk around the visitor center. FREE, Thursday – Sunday, 2 pm – 3 pm.

Ranger Talks

Laguna Atascosa has a variety of unique natural resources.  Find out more about them at these short, interactive talks. FREE, most Saturdays at 2 pm in the amphitheater.

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