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McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge
McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge is on State Highway 87 fifteen miles west of Sabine Pass in Jefferson County. The 42,995-acre preserve was purchased in 1979 and 1980 with proceeds generated from the sales of Texas Parks and Wildlife Departmentqv duck stamps. The refuge is an important home for wintering populations of migratory waterfowl. Numerous species of birds have been observed in the area, including the rare and endangered southern bald eagle and the peregrine falcon. The marshlands also provide a habitat for one of the densest population of alligators in Texas. Facilities include camping and picnicking areas and a hiking trail.
"MCFADDIN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE." The Handbook of Texas Online. <http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/MM/gkm12.html> [Accessed Mon Dec 17 15:54:16 US/Central 2001 ].